Wednesday, April 1, 2009
OUR LAST TRANSFUSION!!!!
We made cupcakes for all the staff. Sammy picked the kind of sprinkles and had a blast decorating them. He could not wait to give them to Khadeisha
Our nurse Katie who did a wonderful job getting the IV in and making him comfortable. She was so sweet each and every time we went there.
The Clowns, these guys and two other regular clowns, were sources of constant laughter for us. They were always HYSTERICAL
The new toys and balloons they got for us. They even got him a Thomas balloon and fire engine balloon as they knew he really liked those. We truly were blessed by these amazing women
Hanging out with Meme
Meme gave Sammy a ride on his IV pole! It was so funny
One of our two FAVORITE nurses!!! This is Kerry. She just started working there very closely to when we started going there and she took care of Sammy often. She always comes and visits even if she doesn't have him. We will miss you!!!
Yesterday was officially Sam's last treatment Lord willing!!!! I am thrilled beyond words, yet petrified at the same time. He actually has been fighting some respiratory thing for greater than two weeks, and it has not gotten any better. It will be scary to see how things go when he doesn't have the immunoglobulins working for him.
The staff at Children's Hospital were amazing as always! We are truly grateful for all of them. How else would my two and a half year old LOVE going to get his treatment. He runs down the hallway and says "I'm back!!!"
They got the IV in on one try which is always a tremendous blessing. They started his medicine and then Khadeisha the Child Life Specialist (basically her job is to keep the kids entertained) played with him. They got him this great new eighteen wheel truck full of Matchbox cars, and an easter basket. They also got Sophia a little farm animal set that sings and makes animal sounds, and also an easter basket. We have had such a wonderful experience with all of these ladies, I truly am going to miss them. They asked us to come and visit whenever we can. I am sure we will. We have several appointments coming up in the next several weeks.
It is such a blessing to have such great medical care for him and to have that medical care be given with such great compassion and love. These women were genuinely sad that we would no longer be coming there.
They gave me copies of his IgG levels, and were even able to tell me yesterdays before I left. Yesterday he was at 1038. The normal range is 400-1300, so this level was great. The plan now is to recheck his level every 2months or so. If the levels start to drop off, or he gets sick then they will restart the treatment. Please pray that we are done with this...
In other news Sophia has lost three ounces and STILL has an ear infection!! We have moved on to antibiotic number 3. She is now 16lb 12oz. We go back next week for our follow up. I am anxious about this. Ultimately with Sammy the whole reason we ended up with treatments was related to his poor reaction to antibiotics, getting the colitis and stuff. And ultimately that is when they started checking his levels. Now with Sophia she has been on four antibiotics since december and has been allergic to two of them...