Saturday, July 16, 2011

Independence Day 2011

Joey had been doing really well and not getting sick but then the week before the 4th of July weekend, we started having fevers.  On that Monday, it got up to over 103.  His new pediatrician and I didn't see eye to eye.  I wanted some tests and she wanted to wait it out, so that's what we did.  I told her that the last time he had a fever, it was a sinus infection, but she didn't want to x-ray him for that b/c she didn't see other signs.  By Tuesday the fever went went away but he didn't seem to feel well all week.  He was scheduled for a spinal, Vincristine, and steroids, but they were delayed due to the fever.

By Friday, we were packed up and ready to go to the lake for the weekend.  He had a double-header t-ball game, so we went, but he didn't feel like playing.  I decided to take him to Immediate Care and get the x-ray that I had wanted on Monday.  We got there, and he had a fever, a high heart rate, and moderately low oxygen.  They did the x-ray and his sinuses were full, which indicated an infection.  Because of the fever, Joey couldn't leave town, so he and I stayed home for the long weekend, just the 2 of us. 

I felt really bad for him to have to miss the trip, but we got to have some good one-on-one time together. We spent a lot of time at home, but also got to have some fun with friends and go swimming at the Y water park.

Jon and Katherine had a lot of fun with the family at the lake. Katherine rode on a ski trainer and Jon jumped off a 30-foot cliff.

 Jesse, Gentry, and Joey - All 3 are Leukemia fighters

 Swimming at the Y

Katherine at the lake on the EZ Ski

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