Justin is receiving his second unit of blood and so far his body is handling it well. He will need another unit of platelets as well.
Justin is still vomiting some and now has mouth sores on top of everything else. But he has some color in his cheeks and says he feels a little better. We reinstated a video game, that I had previously deleted in one of my media purging blind rages, to help pass the time.
Tomorrow he will have a bone marrow aspiration and lumbar puncture in the morning and a new central line placed in his chest in the afternoon. He had a port before, and this will help with the needle stick problem. But it is a surgery to place it and a surgery to take it out. Not fun.
He will be sedated in the morning and under general anesthesia for the afternoon procedure. That’s a lot of fasting and a lot of drugs. Please keep praying.
We should know by late tomorrow if he has relapsed, but the doctors have been very honest about leaning in that direction. I will wait for the facts before I jump to any more emotional outbursts.
I was able to eat and sleep a precious little. It’s a revolving door here. But your prayers, texts and messages are holding me up.
A very special thank you to Kathy for bringing me a toothbrush and some other essentials. To my mom for providing a birthday treat for Michael to take to school. And to Michael’s teacher for sending me a picture and video of his classmates singing to him. Debbie, this made my day.