August 24, 2011
After 11 days in the hospital, Drew was doing well enough that we were able to come home Monday night. He had a CT done on Monday which did confirm the pneumonia, but he had been without a fever since Friday night and his counts were doing great. The mouth sores had healed, but he still has some pain in his throat, which having to go under general anesthesia for the CT didn't help.
We were grateful for our day at home because now we head back this morning. He is scheduled for an audiology exam and then has to be put under again for his next spinal chemo and MRI. We will have to wait for his doctor to examine him and see if he is well enough to start this next inpatient round of chemo today or if we will delay a day or two.
Having to be put under general anesthesia means he can't eat anything since midnight last night and he is already up (5:30am) asking for cereal. It is going to be a long day because his MRI isn't even scheduled until 3:30pm which just seems cruel after all he has been through and now is finally at a point where he WANTS to eat. They have gotten to know Drew around that place though because he makes his presence known when he can't eat or drink and isn't very happy about it and they have gotten things done sooner in the past at that point. I just wish it didn't have to get to that point!