Happy: A Quest for Life After Death

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

26 Days

The girls in our church youth group came to our house to rake leaves last Saturday. The help was definitely welcome – during my previous pathetic attempt to rake leaves earlier, I filled one bag. In my defense, I had “help” from a six- and a two-year-old.

The girls were much more efficient. They raked every last leaf within about an hour (in freezing wind), and just in time – it snowed the next day.

In the meantime, Mat was feeling well, so we spent an enjoyable morning taking the kids to get flu shots and then to McDonald’s to compensate for the shots.

Most days Mat feels pretty well, but after more than three weeks of taking Sutent daily, the effects seem to be accumulating. At his last check-up, Mat’s white blood cell counts were a little low, so we’re taking extra precautions (flu shots for the kids!). If they drop further, Dr. Dave might lower his dosage.

Mat’s been really tired this week, so we’re looking forward to this Saturday, when Mat starts a two-week break from his medication. It should mean he feels better for Christmas!