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Monday, July 30, 2012

25 Days and Counting

Today marks 25 days in the hospital and it seems there is no end in sight. Jacob is still slowly being weaned off the morphine. He isn't eating much at all (two bites of watermelon and some juice yesterday - everything tastes yucky to him), he's sleeping all day, and his platelets won't stay steady - he's been needing transfusions at least every other day and now his urine is dipping for large amounts of blood. This is probably due to his low platelet levels but they are now sending samples out for testing for infections. The doctors now say that instead of letting his platelets drop to 15 before transfusion they are raising it to 30, which means he will probably need another transfusion today.

Which means we probably won't be going home for quite awhile.

I won't lie, it's tough. Extremely tough. To be away from home so long, to be separated from two of my children, to see my husband for about two hours in the past 25 days, to watch Jacob get bored out of his mind and hear him ask every day when we get to go home and have no answer. It's tough.

Yet it is what it is. It is just another ordeal in this journey called cancer and we hope, pray, and beg that this is the last of the journey. That we can depart from this crazy cancer train after this hospital stay once and for all. A mother will do anything for her child and will do it willingly, no matter how hard it is. Because it is what it is. It's a battle that needs to be fought.


  1. So sorry to hear he's having a hard time right now. Will keep praying! May he be able to go home SOON!

  2. I can't imagine how hard it is to not only see your child struggle to fight against this monster called cancer,but also to be seperated from the rest of the family and to be stuck in the hospital environment day after day. Praying for a happy reunion soon...this time for good! :)

  3. Wow, how frustrating! Hang in there and keep praying. I will be praying for you as well.

  4. I've been following your child's battle for awhile. God bless him, you and the rest of your family. You are all in my prayers.

  5. I've been following your blog since the $1200/month challenge. Been thinking of your family and praying for you a lot lately. Hang in there.



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