Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zack's Homecoming/Test Result!

Zack's Homecoming event will be this Sunday(July 18th), 1:00 pm at our church (1020 E 1900 N
LEHI, UT 84043
).  We will have lunch-type food right after sacrament meeting.

SHARING TIME:  Since Jake's chemo treatment, his immune system is going to be way low.  We are asking that if anyone has a cold or any sickness that has germs, to please not come to our home until you are fully recovered.  If Jake gets sick from your germs and doesn't have an immune system to fight the infection, he could die from it.  Also, we need everyone to remove their shoes and use hand sanitizer when they enter the home.  We can't have anyone over that has been exposed to chicken pox. 

Jake should be feeling a lot better by Sunday.  He was pretty wiped out today and slept a lot.  His appetite is way down (and mine is way up!)  The bone marrow test came out clean!  Extremely happy about that!  Dr. Wright doesn't think the last test will show any cancer in it, but that should be done by Friday.

Had a little melt down tonight when I saw all the medical supplies the Home Health Care brought by (and a small heart attack when I saw the bill!) and I couldn't figure out which syringe to use for Jake's shot because none of them looked like the ones we practiced with in the hospital.  I don't know how you did it, Jill!  The nurse didn't show up until almost 10:00 pm because she misunderstood that she was suppose to come today.  It turns out that they didn't send the right syringes and she had to use a spare she had in her car. (Deep breath!)  I gave Jake his first shot in the tummy!  He was so brave!  This was a shot to help keep his white blood cell count up.  If his cell counts are too low they will have to do a transfusion before he can get his next round of chemo (scheduled for every Tuesday).

Tomorrow we go to Radiology to find out how his Radiation therapy is going to work out.  (big SCREAM!)  INFORMATION OVERLOAD!!!  (K, that felt better)

Good night!  I'm going to my happy place now :)!


Jill Heaps said...

You CAN do this!! I remember being SO overwhelmed wondering if I could ever get used to it all. It will come with time and when it's over you won't know what to do with yourself :) Way to tell everyone to stay away... it is SERIOUS BUSINESS! We had a few people think we were going over board and tried to come anyway, hopefully this won't be the case with you guys! We love you and are praying for you!!!
Congrats on a clean bone marrow... Ya Hoo! Celebrate all the positives :)

fern said...

my hat goes off to you- it is amazing what we can make ourselves do when it comes to our kids!!- hugs to jake- we love you!

~Dana said...

Welcome Home, Zak!

mountainrunnermike said...

We sure love your kids and love to see them on the trampoline. Our prayers are with Jake. Hang in there buddy, can't wait to see you bouncing in the back yard again.

The old, bald neighbor other side of the fence.

B/T Frank said...

Do you need us to bring anything to the luncheon for Zack?

Hang in there Rose... You can do it! You've had 5 boys your were built strong!