Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dean has felt very dizzy all day today so he has spent a quiet day at home with a short stint at the office. He goes for his blood test tomorrow, so hopefully all will be good.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The deep ache in Deans arms and legs is back. He is also feeling pretty sick today. He has gone to the office for a couple of hours, so will probably be home before lunch and will sleep for a couple of hours.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dean woke up with a very unsettled stomach, but he had a very social morning which took his mind off it. We have spent a couple of hours this arvo watching "Changeling", an Angelina Jolie movie, produced by Clint Eastwood. It is based on a true story. A fantastic movie.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It took Dean a few days to get over the iv chemo, but he is feeling much better now. He has passed his blood test, and is now starting his 2nd cycle. So it is 6 tablets tonight and then in a weeks time different tabs every day. I think he might be a bit off colour tomorrow, ( he wasn't well last time) but hopefully he won't be too bad.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dean is a pretty sick boy this weekend. He has needed his anti nausea meds and they are just holding things. He is feeling weak, with a very unsettled stomach and overall feeling very ordinary. The dizzyness seems to have passed.

Friday, July 17, 2009

YAYYY!! Deans platelet count is back up and he is able to continue treatment. He went in for his iv chemo today. So far he is feeling pretty good, hopefully that will continue over the next couple of days. He wanted me to let everyone know that he really appreciates you all following the blog.!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deans appointment with his Oncologist went well. She did neuro tests and questioned him about how he was feeling. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to increase his platelets, his body has to do that by itself. Once his levels get up, then his medication will be altered to try to keep them at a good level. He goes in for a blood test tomorrow so fingers crossed. :>

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We've had a lovely weekend. We had fish and chips in the park at the harbour for lunch today and Billy wore Dean out by throwing a football around with him. Dean came home and had a sleep for a couple of hours, and is now doing up a computer. We have his 6 week appointment with the oncologist tomorrow so hopefully she can give us some tips to increasing his platelets so treatment can continue. Dean is feeling frustrated that treatment isn't progressing as fast as we would like.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The kidlets are on the improve. Amy is still taking things very steady but she has colour back in her cheeks and is much more perky.
Deans blood results came back. His platelets are still too low so he still can't continue treatment. He is feeling pretty frustrated!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

As soon as the kids and I left the airport, we headed straight to the doctors. It was plain to see that Amy was sick. After being examined, the doc diagnosed Amy with a Kidney and Sinus infection. Billy has an ear infection. They are both on antibiotics. When we got home Amy headed straight for the shower, took her abs' and has crashed on the lounge. She has stomach pains, aching kidneys, is shivery and generally feels crappy. It will be good to see her feeling better in a couple of days.
YAY!!! Our babies come home today. Although it sounds as though both of them are coming home sick, as are a lot of other students on their trip.
Dean is feeling pretty good today. He has been at the office most of the morning and has not long come home for a sleep. The aching and weak feeling in his joints and limbs seems to be reducing. He hasn't been on any meds for a couple of weeks so that probably has something to do with it. Hopefully all will be good for him to continue treatment on Friday.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Bummer!!!! Deans platelets are too low so he couldn't have his iv today. Its a disappointment plus it adds extra time onto his treatment.
Amy rang today and they have joined other students in Rotorua for the Music Festival and have formed a band of 130 students. They are performing tonight at the Evening Public Concert. It would be awesome to hear them play. Hopefully the school will video it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Amy and Billy and the 40 other students they travelled to NZ with, gathered bright and early at the Mackay airport at 5 am Monday. From a couple of reports home they are having a terrific time and Amy already needs more $ added to her card.(no surprise there). So far they have performed at a few Schools, had a Maori Cultural experience,visited a Maori village, enjoyed a Hangi, visited the Agrodome, had adjudicated performances and lots of rehearsals. Tomorrow they have an evening Public Concert.
They are certainly being kept very busy. (((So when does Amy get time to shop!!??)))
Dean and I arrived back from Blackall this evening. We spent a lovely couple of days on my sister and brother-in-laws property.It was unseasonably warm and it was great to catch up on the improvements they have made on their property, and also to meet their friends.
Dean has been feeling not too bad. His main complaint at the moment is very sore leg and hip joints usually starting late morning. He has been heading off for a lie down for a couple of hours about lunch time. He has a blood test in the morning and then heads off for his next IV chemo treatment as long as blood results come back ok.