I wish I was posting better news, but Gus is still very sick. He’s actually worse off than he was last week. He definitely has a wicked cold, possibly a virus. Audrey has also gotten the cold, so our hands are pretty full taking care of our sick little angels.
We spent all yesterday at Gus’s clinic appointment and he slept almost the entire day. He had a fever throughout most of the day. His platelets have dropped to a point where we have to stop chemo, I knew it was coming soon and honestly, I’m grateful. I know that it’s not just a cold keeping Gus down. All of his other counts – white blood cells, hemoglobin, and his ANC are okay, so Dr. Mazewski isn’t too worried about him. He lost 3 pounds in just a few weeks which is no suprise since he’s had lots of vomiting and diarrhea. He received IV antibiotics and fluids at clinic yesterday and I got the thumbs up to start him on some supplements I have been wanting to try to help boost his counts.
After we made it home last night his fever got up to 102 and I was worried, so I called the on-call doctor and he said we had already done everything necessary at clinic earlier that day. I kept an eye on his temperature and it was fine through the night. He slept very peacefully and woke up this morning in a great mood. His temp. was good he was smiling. The first words out of his mouth were “Mommy, I want to play!” I was sooooo happy. He was chipper and smiling for about 2 hours. Then he crawled back into his bed to watch a movie and fell asleep. It was pretty much downhill from there. Fever came back along with the diarrhea and vomiting he has had for over 2 weeks now. Ugh! I feel so bad for him. I wish I could do more. So for now I am continuing to monitor his temperature and trying to keep him hydrated and comfortable. Fortunately Gus takes great comfort in snuggling with mommy right now and I feel so blessed to be able to snuggle up and wrap my mighty little man with arms full of love.
Please keep him in your prayers! He needs as many as he can get. Tony, Audrey, I could use a few too!
Hopefully my next post will be with good news of Gus’s health improving. We love you all and are so blessed to have all of you in our lives. Thanks for all the wonderful messages of prayer and support. It is so encouraging for me to know Gus has an army behind him.
xoxo Mama E
P.S. Chemo sucks!