wOOT for those following this, ZEFFEN IS DONE with phase one and gets to be home for awhile!!! My daughter was SOOO happy to have him back in class. His first day back she had no idea he was coming, and told me "mom, he was the popular one today" LOL
Here are the last few journal entries so far. Please keep in mind that he still needs your prayers because he has another round to go through yet, and even then we still dont know what the outcome will be, but I want to thank each and every pinstack member who posted in here and even those who didn't, that kept him in your thoughts and prayers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 12:32 AM, CDT Only 4 radiation treatments left and this round of chemo is done. Zeffen and I have decided that being this close to any one person in such a small area, under these conditions for this amount of time isn't fun any more.
Tuesday was a rough day for us - outside of the clinic. The doctors appointment, chemo & radiation all went well but then there was the time when it was just the 2 of us. I would say something to him and it would tick him off. Then he would say something to me and I'd be upset. By the time he went to sleep I was wishing for a geinie to take me away to a deserted island so I could have some alone time by myself. So I went down stairs and found the movie "Aladin" and fell asleep with it playing.
Today was much better. We both slept all night to start with. When we said things to each other it didn't make us upset. Radiation went well again. I did the last load of laundry that I should need to do here at the Ronald McDonald House and Zeffen even helped. Then this evening we went down to Burnsville to meet with the Kampman's for supper. While we were in Burnsville we went to Soccer USA and 2 other sports stores to look for the head gear that Zeffen needs to play soccer this summer however they didn't carry it either. So I ordered it on line when we got home. After that we met them at Chuck E Cheese's had some pizza and played some games. It's amazing how much faster the day goes when we are able to get out and do something.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2008 09:54 PM, CDT Well the wekend is over already again and we are back in the cities for 2 more days.
Friday Zeffen's WBC was down again again and his neutrophils were at 1.2. So we did shots again this weekend. The doctor wasn't surprised. Said it was part of the boost treatments being more intence. He is also dealing with a lot more dry skin on his head that is coming from radiation burns
Saturday evening Zeffen and Zetta went and spent the night at some friends and Charity and I spent some time together.
The trip down today was much nicer than the trip up on Friday but we made it both ways. Tommorow we start cleaning our room with hopes of Tuesday being our last day.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008 09:04 PM, CDT
WE ARE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!
(With Phase 1)
Zeffen had his last radiation treatment this afternoon and then met with Dr Dusenbery. She said everything went great and that he was one of the best paitents she has ever had. The radiation team was so proud of the job he did that they bought a soccer ball and all signed it. The girls up front were sad to see him go but got him a Star Wars movie, popcorn and candy as a good bye. Zeffen has a check up with the Doc on May 28th.
Zeffen also saw Dr. Moertel, Tammie and Jane for the last time this go around. They will see him on May 27th when he comes back to start Phase 2. Again they were all very impressed with how well Zeffen did during this first part of his treatment.
Thank you all again for the support, prayers, & gifts that have been showered upon our entire family.