Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 12 of Recovery - ANC 0

Good Morning,

Well, her ANC is still 0, but she does have 4% baby monocytes, which is a good indication that she will have ANC very soon. The photo above is the result of one of her Chemo treatments, Cytarabine. This one can produce a "burn" on the palms of the hand. Now Jesse's skin is starting to peel off. She spent some time playing with it and throwing chunks of skin on the floor. She spiked a fever last night, but was able to swallow two Tylenol. This has been an impossible task the past days because of the throat sores. It really seems that she is turning the corner, and will improve a little everyday. Jesse's humor never ceases to amaze us even in her darkest hours. She makes Clent wait on her hand and foot and calls him "water boy" when he goes to refill her suction water bottle. I think she is having a little bit of fun, and seeing how far she can go with it.
Dakota will finally be getting her license. Tomorrow she will be going on a 3 hour drive with Metro driving school. They will take her on the freeway and all through town. The best part is, the instructor has his own brake pedal, something I wish we had. :) After they are finished, if she did well enough, they give her a passing certificate that she takes to the MVD and receives her license. That will be nice to be able to count on Dakota for the grocery runs and errands.
Clent will be staying with Jesse tonight, we pray for a restful night and as much fun as can be had in our little room.
Much Love,
Team Catron


Toni said...

Gotta love the "water boy" moniker! Jesse I say you run with this as far as you can! ha Glad to hear you are turning the corner to feeling better. I can't even imagine all you have been through. I woke up with a bit of a sore throat and was irritated about it for a split second and then I pictured your poor throat sores and all you have been through. Had to kick myself! Hope you have a restfull night with "water boy"! We mailed you a little something today to hopefully bring you a smile.

Love from Oregon!
The Rieger Family

Tanya said...

My name is Tanya and
I just heard from my Aunt Karen, who is a cousin of your Grandma Stella about what you are going through. I just want to say that I will pray for you as well as I have posted your link on my Face Book for prayers as well. I live in the Phoenix area, please if there is something I can do let me know. email is
Prayers and Hugs,

Matt said...

hey cutie!!! hahaha thats funny "waterboy" Awesome to hear little by little improving :) and your hands ouch looks really painful! man those sores still hurting but good to hear you got the tylenol down for your fever. I miss you! see ya this weekend so we can watch the movie and enjoy alot of laughing haha

Grandma and Grandpa said...

I did it again! I lost the whole message I wrote. Let's try it again.

We are very GLAD you are feeling a little better, Jesse. Little by little, the darkness will give way to the light. It is always an encouragement and comfort to know that God does all things well. He always finishes what He starts. He is not going to leave you hurting and in pain.

Dad will be glad to be your 'water boy' and anything else you need him to be; but don't expect him to do so silently! I can hear the two of you bantering back and forth and thoroughly enjoying it. --Being a little in awe of how tall his son is, Grandpa has been chuckling over him being anyone's 'water boy'.

I am thrilled to see Cousin Tanya's message. I know you well remember Aunt Mildred, Clent. Tanya is her granddaughter, and a wonderful lady. I know she is sincere in her offer to help.

Dakota, we are proud of you. We will be praying as you are driving: praying God will give you a cool, calm, collected and wise spirit, and you will pass with flying colors! (We have confidence in God and you as a team.)

We want to remind McKenzie and Deanna that we love and pray for them. The birthday pictures are great!

All of our love and prayers always,
Grandma and Grandpa

God's Girl said...

A sense of humor is a great thing to have, even during the most difficult times. You go Jesse!

We are praying for a good report soon. We love you!

Todd and Julie