Gabey D. is our wonderful firstborn son. He was diagnosed with A.L.L (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) in May 2007, and has been going through a 3 1/2 year chemo treatment. We are trusting God, and believe He will show Himself Mighty.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Great Appointment- WHEW

Oh, I'm just soooo glad! Our appointment went just fine yesterday. I was praying like crazy. Gabey still has a pretty bad cough, and I was almost positive, they'd put off the LP.

Denise said that it would be the anesthesiologist's call, so we went down there, and I didn't like the anesthesiologist we had! He was talking to Jeff when I got back to the room, and he was saying, they'd do it anyway... and that HE hadn't heard a cough YET. I felt like he was acting wayyy to confident and nonchalant about the whole thing. He wasn't there for last week! He didn't hear Gabey struggling to breathe when he woke up last week. GRRR. I kept my mouth shut, and just prayed. Well, a few minutes later, Gabey let out one of his monster coughs just as he was coming back in the room. So, he ordered a nebulizer treatment, but it didn't really do too much. Well, praise the Lord, Gabey did end up coming back fromt the procedure fine. WHEW. God is soo good. He was breathing normally, and his cough was no worse, and still nice and loose. It was so funny! He decided he wanted to keep sleeping afterwards, LOL. He took his whole nap in post op! ROTFL. Jeffie and i were just hanging around watching movies, lol. He was just fine, he just wanted to keep sleeping.

We had a great day after we got out, we got to go to the store, and Gabey played around with Jeffie quite a bit. He's looking so much better! He's now only 2 pounds over his normal weight! His belly is pretty much back to normal, and his face is getting slimmer too. He has more energy, and strength. His counts were actually good again too! They're still pretty low...1,200 (5,000 is the low end of normal), but they're over 1,000, so he's not neutropenic!! Woohooo!

I got some more pictures. I didn't get two of our favorite people!! WAH. Our nurse practitioner, Denise, is just so awesome, but I just didn't get a chance to take a picture. Jen, Gabey's special friend nurse, was about to come in to get a photo with him, but we had to leave for the operating room. Next time.

Our regular waiting room, we never have to wait long. :)
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Our one Doctor, TY. She makes it a point to come and visit with us every time she sees us. I love her.
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Linda is our fantastic social worker, and Tom, our Child Life Specialist. He's cool. He gives Gabey gifts, and just hangs out with him. They've both been such a great help.
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Gabey's train table, lol. That's what he looks forward to every visit.
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We found out that the chairs in the OR waiting room have tunnels! I didn't even notice, until I saw Gabey disappear, and come out at the other end, LOL.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's so great that the appointment went well. Those chairs are too much! LOL, they had them at the Children's Hospital Shaker Campus where Charlie got OT for his weak facial muscles, and her loved crawling through them too. Must be a boy thing...