Day 6 – Boring is good when it comes to recovery   October 12th, 2011

From Linda…

Today was more of the same but a little less of this and that. They stopped two medications and gave Jake just one batch of platelets, so Jake’s day was more untethered than tethered.

The helpful hint of using a sticky tape roller-style lint remover to get the hair stubble that is still falling out worked wonders – Thanks Mare! And did I mention it is fun too in a silly kind of way. Almost as much fun and making a Mohawk – watch out Bas.

The doctors stopped by in their usual group to see how Jake was doing. They were happy to hear “nothing new, nothing exciting”. At this stage of the game, boring is good. We took Jake for a stroll in the hospital. We played Yahtzee and Crowns. We rubbed Jake’s back and snuggled close to encourage him to eat his chicken noodle soup.

The next change will be the reappearance of neutrophils in Jake’s blood sometime in the next several days as his immune system starts to come back on-line.


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7 Responses

October 13th, 2011 at 02:43
Dad Says:

No news is good news. We hope that the chicken noodle soup will energize the good cells as well as Jake’s dry mouth. To NED!

October 13th, 2011 at 04:37
Angela Says:

Boring is good! To NED!

October 13th, 2011 at 07:17
Judy Workman Says:

Following you day by day. Glad to hear everything is “boring”! Hope everything comes back “on-line” quickly. Since you’ve gone with the Telly Savalis look, maybe lollipops would help the dry mouth. Hang in there Jake, Linda, Yana and Bas!

October 13th, 2011 at 09:16
Lisa Amidei Says:

I’ve never been more happy to hear things are “boring”! You guys are ALL amazing and remain in mine and Clare’s nightly prayers.

October 13th, 2011 at 12:21
Denise & Teddy Says:

lollipops sound good :-) red is my favorite.

When our son was young, he and all his friends shaved their heads. It was The Look back then. Jake, you are styling, just at the wrong time. You can restart the trend. Snuggling and chicken soup… <3 you all

October 13th, 2011 at 12:34
Liz Says:

You look amazing!!!! Hummm…..wonder where I can get the “brazilian” t-shirt….hilarious!!! Hugs and kisses to you all!

October 13th, 2011 at 14:43
Cynde Says:

Agree, boring is good….I like boring….when you hug Jake, remind him that we are all hugging him too please…

Hugs and Love to our Melanoma Warrior and his Caregivers!!!