Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hollow Leg and Yule Log

We're watching the Yule Log in HD. It really does look better.

Today's Christmas plans involve sitting around, watching stuff on TV, playing games, and listening to music. That's about it. And...enjoying being home.

The Boy didn't get the memo about losing his appetite this time, thank goodness. Even while getting his blood transfusion last night, he still ate the entire bowl of pasta with garlic sauce and assorted other food for dinner. This morning he ate a serving of applesauce, some yogurt, a little pancake, and some pieces of cereal, as well as some juice. Then, about 2 hours later, when my mother got out of bed, she had pancakes for breakfast. Oddly enough, The Boy also ate more pancakes at that point.

Remembering the pattern of the previous treatment regimen, he didn't lose his appetite right away after receiving a dose of medicine--it would take 5 days or a week, and he'd have less of an appetite for a few days from that point. The low point for blood counts is 8-10 days after treatment, so it makes sense that while he is in that "valley" of low numbers, he'd not be feeling as well.

In the meantime, we can enjoy the fact that The Boy is eating well and growing back that second chin that we love so much.

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