Saturday, November 28, 2009

Well, a very busy week here!! Amy was having fun at Schoolies until she became ill with Pharyngitis. She wanted to be picked up Wednesday. So Dean went and got her and took her to the doctors. She is now on a course of antibiotics.

Billys school held a Semiformal dance on Wednesday night and he really enjoyed getting dressed up and had a wonderful night. He finished Yr 10 yesterday, and moves on to another school next year for Yr 11 and 12.

Dean had more Iv yesterday and is also on tablets everynight for 2 weeks. He is pretty crook this morning, and is taking it easy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Well, Amy has been delivered to Schoolies. Dean was feeling well enough to come. We had lunch with her at Fish D'vine, which was yummy. Then we dropped her off to the Martinique Resort. The Resort Manager gave Amy his number and told her to call him at anytime if she feels unsafe. He said he would prefer to be called out to a hundred false alarms rather then not go at a time when they really did need help. As a parent I really appreciated the care he was prepared to take for the young ones staying at his Resort. Amy has signed up for a couple of snorkelling trips and a few organised parties (foam party and wear your school uniform party). So after a last hug we left to head home. Much to Amys relief I am sure. :> Dean felt really nauseous by the time we got home and had a very quiet night. He is quite chirpy today. He has to have another blood test this Thursday, then more treatment on Friday.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Amy graduated from Gr 12 today. We are driving her to Schoolies at Airlie Beach tomorrow. Well, I will be and it will depend on how Dean is feeling as to whether or not he comes. Dean had more IV Chemo today and he has to take some chemo tablets tonight, so he may not be well enough to cope with the drive but we will see. He has more IV chemo next week.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dean celebrated his 41st birthday last Friday. We had a lovely dinner out at HogsBreath.
We saw the oncologist yesterday and she is happy with his neorological tests. Not a lot happens at the apts. She asks has he had any seizures etc and does some tests. She said the pain in his hand and arm would be his body(his veins) and the chemo drugs not agreeing with each other. Heat packs is the only therapy. He is better now, the pain usually lasts about 6-7 days and then is ok til next time. She gave us a referral for another MRI in December which he has to have before we see her next. He has more treatment in a week and a half.