Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Great Day!! Day 21

Brandon had a great day today :) The best thus far on MANY fronts:

He woke up feeling good - I even got a phone call in the morning to say hi!
His brother went for a visit and they chatted away; he sat up in bed; he ate rice pudding, apple sauce, yogurt, macaroni and cheese (!); he sat up in a wheel chair for about 1/2 an hour; and he walked around a bit (first time).

I am so proud of him! Each of these things that he accomplished today (that we take for granted) is so difficult for him...each bite is a conscious decision, each step is a hurdle. But he did it!!

And why?
Because the Dr said that he might be able to come home next week for a few days before the next round of chemo!!!!!

And Brandon has made a decision:
"I want to be well enough to take Dana to school. So I am going to push myself so that when I get home I can do that."

Could I love him any more than I do? Didn't think it was possible but my prince does not cease to amaze me!

His numbers today:

Hgb - 87
Platelets - 18 - went up on their own! His body is starting to produce again!
WBC - 0.7 - went up as well!

We know that the war is far from over, that there may be some setbacks as we move forward. But today I am celebrating a GREAT DAY....because these great days are what we wished for.


  1. YAY!!! So glad to hear it! :) :) :) Keep fighting, Brandon! Hang in there, all of you!

  2. Wow! What a trouper! This is awesome! One step at a time - each step brings you closer to home. Keep up the good work! (Does that sound too much like Mr. Bradkey?) Keep it up!

  3. dear kido,
    i was soooo happy to hear the good news today.
    i'm also very very proud of you.
    i hope that the next days will continue to be
    as good as today and even better.
    love and prayers

  4. awesome!!!
    Brandon - I know that the kids will love having daddy home for a few days. What a special time that will be!
    Happy to hear your day was one of your better ones and I pray you have many more better days to come until you knock this cancer out of your body! ...forever!!!

  5. It was just a matter of time......this proves how mentally and physically capable you are!
    I am sooooooo happy today! Thanks for making my day!


  6. We are soooooooo thrilled to hear this amazing news. You are truly a fighter Brandon. You have incredible strength, keep up the outstanding job you are doing. We are really proud of you.

    Ryan, Naomi, & Jordy

  7. That's great news that Brandon had such a great day. We hope that he is able to come home for a few days...that would be great for all of you...
    Our Love...
    Kyle, Adi and Abby...