Even though he started his chemo the other day and is getting 2 steroids daily, he still had a big smile on his face when we skyped him the other night. Check out the montage below to see them putting smiles on each other's faces. Lil' Chris had to give Nathan a tour of our living room;-) LOL
Nathan had to get a PICC line the other day, you know.... I never thought of one of the other kids in the family having to go through hospital stays, PICC lines, Ports, etc. I knew it was a possibility for Lil' Chris and I am prepared for that thanks to all my great adult CF friends and their videos and explanations, but to have my lil' nephew go thru this is just a shock to us all. For those who don't know what a PICC line looks like, here is a video that my buddy Josh did... (if the link below doesn't work, then click here)....
Nathan's PICC line will be coming out since he is coming home now. He will have to go to the clinic once a week and get pricked for his chemo each time;( I'm so glad I was able to convince my sister-in-law to sign up for CaringBridge to keep us all updated better;) Click here to sign up to get her updates.
Lil' Chris' cough is still there, but it is getting better. He doesn't cough all the time, just once in a while, but it is still a wet cough. We are almost out of his Augmentin, so I'm starting to get a little bit worried that his cough may not be gone by the time he finishes his 14 days. I think we should have done the 21 days like our old CF dr. used to have him do. I guess now I'll know for next time.
As for my ankle, the swelling has gone down quite a bit, but is still swollen on the ankle bone, which is where it hurts the most esp if I turn it the wrong way or step on it wrong. The bruising is looking better too, but is still multiple colors, just lighter now;-) LOL
So on top of limping around and wearing 2 different shoes b/c my ankle is so bruised, I also have a black eye now!! I can only imagine what people must be thinking of me now!! LOL Lil' Chris was sitting next to me on the couch doing his Vest, (and when I say sitting, I mean practically on top of me;)he went to shift positions and somehow the back of his head smacked me right under my eye! Let's just say I saw sparks!!!! It felt like someone had just punched me! Now, this has happened numerous times before, (b/c he is not too careful about flailing his head around your face, esp if he is getting tickled or something;) but this time it REALLY hurt and 2 days later people at work started saying..."Do you have a black eye???" So here it is, this is a pic of me shaking my head about the whole situation....
I'm so glad to have the weekend off. Maybe my ankle and eye will heal all up before I go to work on Monday;) LOL
PS. I haven't forgotten about Lil' Chris birthday pics;-) They are coming soon! Please continue to pray for Rachel's family.