Sunday, February 10, 2008

How quickly things change

It's pretty dismal around here.

On Monday Toby started his eighth cycle of chemo.
On Tuesday he developed shingles.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday he had to receive treatment in the ER.
On Friday night we went back to the ER, just 3 hours after we left, because of a fever.
On Saturday and Sunday, Toby spent the days on the couch.
Diarrhea started on Tuesday, and hasn't let up yet. Vomiting started on Wednesday and continues.
Medicines currently in use: Acyclovir, an anti-viral for the shingles; Neurontin, for nerve pain associated with shingles; Immodium for diarrhea; Vistaril for nausea. None of these pills stay down for very long however, as we've found a nice collection swimming in the barf basins.

Last week Toby was a happy, roundish little boy. Today he is hollow-eyed, exhausted and miserable.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today where I live we had a squall snowstorm - within minutes everything was covered with snow -- and less than a half hour later, the sun was shining -- We hope this week of squall will soon be replaced by laughter and lightness - we only hope for that for you and Toby (and Stephen and Yoni and the rest of your family)

LindaSueBuhl said...

So sorry that Toby is suffering - and Mooki and Stephen and Yoni - very sorry that the pills won't stay in place - prayers going up for things to all settle down. Bless you.

SAMM said...

So sorry to hear Toby not feeling well - i shall say an extra special prayer for him today that he feels loads better and back to himself in no time. God Bless
Samm mom to Deqlan stage4s dx 25/05/07 ned 16/01/08 www.deqlanhiggins.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, Toby! I'm sorry you feel so awful.

I am praying you feel better very, very soon.

Anonymous said...

You knew there would be lots of ups and downs in this journey, but I'm sure that doesn't make the downs any easier. Hang in there, and stay as amazing as you are. Sending healing thoughts to Toby and everyone.

Anonymous said...

We love you, we are holding out our hearts to heal yours till Toby is feeling better. Hang in there,
YOU ARE SO LOVED.

Anonymous said...

keep sharing. now I am carrying it for you too. we will look back on this time as well, it will pass. it will pass.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Mooki, we send you love and good vibes to help you through this bad week, with lots of hope for better days very soon.
Thilde

Anonymous said...

Dear Mooki, Stephen, Yoni & Sweetest Toby,
Sending you all a big valentine from my heart. I sure hope Toby is feeling better since your post. I've been thinking of you all a lot.
Hugs & Kisses,
Lynn
(Mom of Isaac the Juggler)