Please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times!
The CT Scan showed the candy in his pocket.
Ever since Jake found out he had cancer he has been wearing two different shoes because one of the shoes rubbed on his toe wrong and gave him an infection. He ended up having his toenail removed. I finally asked him if he wanted a new pair of shoes (I thought he was making a fashion statement). He said, "yes, that would help!" Hmmmm, all this time I thought he liked wearing his shoes like this!
Here's Jake with some of his Conkerr Cancer pillow cases. They let him pick some colorful pillow cases when he is admitted, to brighten up the drab white colors of the hospital. The tubes connected to him (which are actually connected to line up by his heart) are where they give him saline to make sure he is hydrated enough so the chemo doesn't fry his insides (too much). When he is hydrated enough, they push the chemo through this IV that goes directly into his arteries. I hate to think what it is doing to his heart!
He often brings his own blanket from home. I have to wash everything when I get it home because it is toxic from his sweat. He is smiling...for me. He gets hardly any sleep because he has to go to the bathroom every hour. The best part of the hospital stay is coming home.
Besides losing his hair and his appetite, he is losing a lot of strength and feeling in his fingers and toes. I have to open toothpaste and water bottles for him. He is down to 125 lbs. It's getting harder and harder to find a place to give him his shots. I have to make him double up and pinch the skin together to fabricate fat.
Love you Jake! Hang in there, bud!