Holly "babying" the puppy.
Joseph holding the puppies from next door.
Joseph trying to keep Aunt Jennifer from leaving by sitting on her.
This is a picture of Joseph enjoying all his new Veggie Tale stuff. Thanks, Melissa and Big Idea for sending Joe this huge box of DVDs, CDs, toys, poster, etc. His eyes were as big as saucers when he first saw the box filled with stuff for him!
Uncle Sam and Grandad playing trains with Joe.
I hope these captions match up with the right pictures. If not, I'm sorry--hopefully you can figure it out. :)
Joe overall is doing well. He is starting to get nauseous from the radiation and is not eating or drinking much. He has plenty of extra weight from his steroid days, but they want him to be getting plenty of calories every day to help him stay strong and tolerate the treatment well. The other day we had to go in for some IV fluids because he was vomiting and not eating or drinking well. That was no fun (although Joe did get to sit in a recliner chair and watch "Little Mermaid" while the fluid went in) to do at the end of a busy day. So, please pray that he will get his appetite back and that he will take his medicines willingly. That has been a battle the last few days; he has started really putting up a fight. It is hard enough to have to give him so much medicine, but spitting it out and screaming really makes it tough.
He is playing and otherwise acting like his normal self; his walking has gotten very steady and he is much more out of his shell. He actually wanted to go to St. Judes this morning and looks forward to seeing "Dr. Nick" and playing in the waiting areas with all the toys. Allen has been pretty sick with a bad cold, but he is finally starting to feel a little better today. We are headed to Nashville this weekend to celebrate Holly's 2nd birthday. It will be wonderful to have a little break and celebrate with family and friends.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Posted by Allen and Gillian at 2:35 PM