Monday, March 30, 2009

You never know!!!!!

We had a relaxing weekend, Jacob is getting over his head cold or his allergy's that got out of control. We spent the whole day Sunday out side in the warm sun :o)

Saturday evening my good friend Coleen and I went to a Celebration for one of our school teachers in Junior High. I know, how on earth do I remember, I will tell you something about this teacher, Mr Queen is one of a kind, a dieing breed of teachers!! Both him and his wife lived there work, they loved the kids. These two were so passionate and motivated about there kids they had meaning behind there teachings and might I add they made all of us believe in ourselves. It is just amazing how certain teachers have that special place in your heart and remain there through out the years. On a sad note, I knew that Mr Queens Wife had past away, this was also one of the reasons for the gathering on Sat., It was there 5oth Wedding Anniversary. I did not know what she has past away from until Saturday, it was Leukemia. Why Why Why??? Is a question that comes to me so often, an question that will never be answered. So sad, so many GOOD people have to suffer with this cancer and other cancers. We all love you Mr. Queen!!!
Mr Queen

Monday, March 23, 2009

Life just sometimes feels like a yo yo….

We had gone in for high dose chemo a couple weeks ago stayed for 5 days came home for just about the weekend, went back in on that Monday for more chemo. Which was only suppose to be the day and ended up being 3 days, due to the fact that just before they were going to let us go home Jacob ended up with a fever, 101.2 to be exact :o/ So we got home, and this last past weekend Jacob got a fever, all I could think was not know, we just want to be home :o) This all Jacob could say: “we have to make sure this fever goes away, I don’t want to go to the hospital, I want to be with my Sundae” (his little dog) and I don’t blame him at all!! The fever just stayed around 99 to 100. did not really do any thing and went down and he was fine in the morning. I know Jacob’s nose has been clogged & running, so I don’t know if it is allergies or a head cold. We did have clinic this morning and the Dr. did say it is really hard to tell but one of his ears is a little pink and that might be the reason for the fever. So we went home with Amoxicillin to be on the safe side and we are to go back on Thursday to have Jacob checked out. We are still fever free and I plan on staying that way.
We probably wont have chemo for the next week or so :o)
Thank You for your thoughts and prayers for our Jacob,
Melisa

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St Patrick's Day at the Hospital

Today was a good day, Jacob felt well, hopefully we find out the cultures first thing in the morning and that they are negative. Jacob and I really want to go home.

Jacob got a nice little goody bag for St Patricks Day and there was cupcakes and cookies.
St Patrick's Day 2009

Thank You for your prayers,
Melisa

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jacob -St Patricks Day 2009

*Saint Particks Day 2009

Just disapointing

UPDATE:

Well we never made it home :o( Jacob ended up getting a 101 fever, talk about disapointing! This was around 8:30 or so. When they took his temp again around 11:30 it started to go down by it self, 99.1 & this was with out Tylonol. Please pray that all the cultures come back negative and he gets rid of this nasty fever!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Once again

Hi every one, well it's Monday @ 8:30, we just want to go home and climb into our beds!!

Jacob's chemo went well today, he did get sick later this evening, but now he is sleeping. We are hoping to get out of here about 9:30 - 10:pm

Wishing every one Happy St Particks day, since tomorrow will be here before I know it.

Thank You for keeping our Jacob in your prayers,

Melisa

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Eventfull day

Good Morning, to be exact 1:30am, earlier in the day Jacob had a visitor form the Leukemia Society, Light the Night Staff bearing gifts for Jacob. Just brighten up his day, Thanks Carie!!!
Carie-Thank You!

Hannah, Jacob's little neighbor across the hall made lot's and lot's of art work for jacob, ofcourse he got a kick out of that, he yelled his thank you's across the hall,Thank You!
Jacob's Chemo ended at 3:45pm, felt a little sick once again but it passed, just glad this round is over!! Now we will just wait to see if will be able to get out of here on Thursday.

Thank You for your prayers for our little Jacob,
Melisa

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Scary moment

Good evening to every one, We got here Sunday about 8:30pm, got his blood work done and about 1 1/2 hour later the nurse steps in with a conserned look on her face and told me she wanted to share this with me. Jacob's counts were 0.2 and his ANC at 120. This is just not good, not good at all. We are like HOW??? Just two days prior his counts were at 2.5. A phone call to the lab resolved it, they rechecked two times, wooo, it was wrong the first time!! :o) What a relief.

Jacob's chemo was started at 3:45 this afternoon. Once again he started to get sick tonight he feeling better now and we are hoping for a good night sleep.

Thank You for your thoughts and prayers for our Jacob,
Melisa

Saturday, March 7, 2009

As I think

I was thinking the other day, July 2003 the day Jacob was first diagnosed, the blurred numb emotions that had me sufficating in its evil grib! It is hard to remember details of that day and even months to follow, the thought that my one and only son could have CANCER, a word hard to grasp. Though the day is burnt in my mind like a bad nightmere.
7/16/06 first few days
There are so many kid’s and adult’s I follow, that my heart goes out to, all we can do is pray and hope for the best for each and every one of them and there family’s. I wish the word cancer did not even excist!

Jacob is feeling really well, his hyper intergetic self :o) He had a spinal last Monday 3/2/09, and blood work on Friday 3/6/09 to see if his counts are high enough to start the High Dose Chemo and they are. So we pack are bags and head down tomorrow, (Sunday) to the hospital, to start chemo on Monday. We will hope to only be there for the five days.

Thank You for your thoughts and prayers for our Jacob,
Melisa