Thursday, July 15, 2004

on the up

Ethan has remained in good spirits and has tolerated the chemo very well. He is pretty happy and cheeky at the moment. He has learnt how to use the buzzer system and call for the nurse. He is very proud of himself when the nurse comes to answer the bell, the nurses aren't as happy though! He also has learnt how to take his own temp and he gets quite annoyed if he can't do it himself!

The pre and post hydration has caused some puffiness but otherwise there has been no major side effects. The antinausea medication has been working and he has only had one vomit. He has been eating and drinking and they have even managed to increase the naso feeds to 30mls/hour. He has also started speech pathology this week. We will be given some exercises to do at home and they will see him every hospitalisation.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a handsome boy witha cheeky smilexxxx
paula,dean,aiden and connor

Anonymous said...

Happy 'two and a half birthday' to Ethan today. It's good to see the sparkle back in his eyes.
Love from Nanny Kaye xx

Anonymous said...

Hey good to hear Ethan is on the up! Great photo of our brave boy...
Lots of love, Aunty Em xx

Judi said...

Got this site from Kaye. Fr Tom and I were very interested to see the great picture of Ethan. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
X X From Fr Tom and Judi

Anonymous said...

Great to see the photo of Ethan, the nurses now may have to put up with a cheeky Ethan, I dont think they will mind. Poppy John