Jumping Bean

This is a weird thought. If a blood transfusion can make a completely ill person feel totally peppy, what would it do for a person who is well? I would google it but I really can’t be bothered. When I got to hospital Gavin was receiving yet another transfusion as his haemoglobin counts were down. (Platelets up though!) After the transfusion he was a ball of energy for the rest of the day. It was quite amazing to see.

We played a lot this morning, went for a walk in the halls, rode in the toy car and had a visit with Da outside. Gavin was practically running up and down the halls. He was so active that our nurse was quite alarmed when she found elevated temp, heart-rate and blood pressure. Thankfully, they all went down again a few minutes later. It has been awhile since he’s had any proper exercise!

A short time later the music therapist arrived and Gav banged all the instruments with great gusto. I tried my very best to get him to nap but that ended in tears and exclamations of no close eyes! no nap! full of beans! I eventually realized that we were not getting anywhere and when Bubby came back from her break we took Gavin up to Starlight. We have not been there since the Starlight incident. Luckily, there were no mishaps today. I called ahead to be sure that we would be allowed in, and we went up there for an hour or so.  Gavin was clearly exhausted, but continued playing with quiet determination and total focus.

We are still hoping to go home tomorrow for a few days. Of course, we’ll have to see if his counts are okay and if his nausea is under control. Everything appears to be falling into place, we have a visit to audiology tomorrow and are praying that it goes well.

Send us a little thought focusing on hearing and good platelets, please!

2 Responses to “Jumping Bean”

  1. Jennifer says:

    With a quick scan of google images, we are literally visualizing great platelet counts tonight. So hoping for your return to enjoy some well needed R+R. Your words and your tough little man never cease to inspire and move us. love j and family

  2. Melanie says:

    Always in my thoughts – your Mom was telling me stuff! – Good Everything xoxoxoxox

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