Sunday, May 10, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, this past Tuesday was a happy, happy day as Brandon was allowed to check OUT of the hospital and go home to the Crockett's! (However, please call before visiting rather than just "stopping by!") He is doing well and is allowed to eat anything he wants, so we're just trying to fatten him up and build his strength as much as possible before his next round of chemo.

This past week, he had another bone marrow biopsy, and the technician said that it went really well and got a good sample. (ouch!) He also had an EKG, a PET scan, a pulmonary lung test, and of course blood and urine tests. We don't know the results of all of these yet, but we do know that Brandon's pain level is manageable, he is looking healthier, and is just really enjoying being in a home environment. Doan and Katie are pro's at putting on his brace and getting him up and out of his chair. He does various exercises 3x a day that work out his leg muscles and hip flexers, and he is now able to switch between the walker and crutches. Tomorrow, he'll be meeting with an occupational therapist in addition to the physical therapist to work on situational movements (getting in/out of the car, shower, bed, going up/down stairs, etc) and to strengthen his upper body.

We thank you once again for all of your love and support. The number of people and the frequency of the fasting has been incredible. Next week, Brandon will be returning to the hospital for his second round of chemo, so it would be great to fill up the calendar and have daily fasting again!

1 comment:

Lanny said...

Dear Katie and Brandon,
I was very shocked and saddened to hear of Brandon's cancer. I have been reading your Blog and I am so inspired by your strength and your faith. I was very happy to learn that your are at your mom's now. You two are the most amazing couple and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Love to you and your families,