Tuesday, July 6, 2010

10 Things We Learned Today

1. ANC is 0-Will has no ability to fight infection.

2. Bring a blanket to clinic visits because the air conditioning is cold and you may wait a while.

3. Being upset about losing a game to mom on Wii Play can spike a fever.

4. Due to the intense nature of Will's chemotherapy, the doctors expect him to have an unplanned hospital admittance between each chemo cycle. Oh joy! (If not, I guess I'm either a superhero mom or negligent.)

5. When he's neutropenic (now) even a low-grade fever (100) earns him hospital admission. Will typically runs a temp of 99.3-99.7 throughout the day. Yes, I check it often.

6. Very few pharmacies regularly stock the oral solution form of morphine.

7. Doctors must put the date on prescriptions.

8. Class 2 narcotics must have an original prescription slip. Faxes and phone calls don't cut it.

9. William gained 1kg (2.2lbs.) since last Monday (+/- his clothing and time of day).

10. Mom makes a mean milkshake (secret ingredient:half and half).


  1. that was a great top 10! You should send that one to Letterman. By the way, a half and half milkshake sounds FABULOUS! Glad to hear you are doing well, and if Will wants a guy friend/uncle to play with, (in case he gets sick of his mom ;), let me know, I'll drive out there! Love ya tons!


  2. Great list. I wish my mom would make me a custom milkshake loaded with calories! Will is in good hands. He'll get through it, you guys are doing great. You guys are inspiring. :)

  3. Yea for 1/2 n 1/2!!! Glad things are going up! Love ya... And totally empathizing with your hospital sleeping fun.... Love ya guys!