Yet another great week for Oakley. His counts were high so he was feeling high! :) He spent as much as he could handle, being outside. He can now ride his trike all by himself! Way to go bubba!
He's found a new passion for painting...
and has mastered the talent of balancing on the "horse" while Maverick causes distractions from behind.
It really has been such a fun week with Oakley because he's been so energetic and playful. It was kind of nice giving his body a little needed break. He was finally able to feel more like himself.
Just had to throw this picture in. I love the three of them enjoying lunch together.
So, his platelet count didn't come up on their own so we were told he would need a platelet transfusion: They will get all of the kinks worked out just in time for Oakley's chemo treatments to reach an end, I know they will! They called and asked me to bring Oakley into the hospital Wednesday morning. I had to find a sitter so it took me a couple hours before I got him there. I think we made it there about 11 AM, not too shabby. Anyway, they checked him in, gave him a room, took his blood and told us he wouldn't be receiving the transfusion until 11 that night. Seriously?! What the heck were we doing there? The doctor came in and checked on us around 12:30 to which I, being nice, asked him why we had to sit around the hospital doing absolutely nothing for 10 hours? He agreed that there was no need for us to be there and so he had us discharged until the platelets arrived. (Did I forget to mention that the blood and platelets are ordered from Cheyenne?) We headed home and enjoyed our day in the comforts of our own home. The hospital said they'd call when the platelets were there.
So time comes and goes...10:00 no call...I call at 10:30, they say it'll be another hour or so...11:00...11:30...12:00, still no call...12:30 I call AGAIN, now I'm nagging. I get the green light to bring him in and the platelets should be ready by 1ish. We arrive at 1, the platelets are there but they must wait for another blood draw to make sure everything is compatible. 2 am rolls around, still no blood drawn. 3 am, they show up to get his blood and inform me it will take an hour to get the results. 4 am they finally start his transfusion which runs over 2 hours. 6:30 am, they get him discharged and we get to go home. What a NIGHT!!!
After all is said and done, we do get the green light to head to Salt Lake for the weekend to hit week 11 treatment. Yeah!