Wednesday, May 9, 2012


So, if ignorance is bliss and knowledge is power, how will I ever become blissfully powerful. Another paradox I struggled with today is how do you make a sick boy well enough to make him sick. Though it is obvious to say, I will in order to have something to write: I was surprised and disappointed today when Eli’s white blood cell count was still too low to begin chemo. It just seems like from the beginning we just can’t get any momentum in the right direction. But, if the road was easy, what would we learn from the journey. It is frustrating and scary to continue hanging. But still we wait. They will check him again next Wednesday. He has eaten pretty well today, and we went where? Yes, the zoo!!! With his counts low he does wear a mask and I avoid crowds or people in general because it is imperative that his body concentrate its effort on recovering and not fighting something new. The picture tonight is of Eli in the CT scanner. It is quick and easy. But, he loves for them to get a blanket out of the warmer for him. I’ve been chastised several times because I don’t have these for him at the Target House. It always reminds me of an episode of probably my all time favorite show Seinfeld. Kramer warms his jacket in a pizza oven, and in Jerry’s oven. Hilarity ensues.  

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