I don't know what it is about closets this pregnancy. I am just obsessed with getting them organized and labeled. Yesterday I did my own closet. I need to weed out things I'm not wearing any more, but I'm not sure that 8 months pregnant is a good time to be judging what I want to keep. It's kind of like cutting your hair short when pregnant - just don't do it, you will regret it! Anyhow, at least when I look at the shelves in my closet they aren't a huge jumble of summer and winter clothes, pants, sweaters, shorts, etc... Everything is separated and in it's own little basket. It's very satisfying.
Matt had his blood draw yesterday. All of his numbers came back looking great, again. He will need another draw on Monday morning because there have to be labs within 24 hours of giving chemo., but I think everything will look really good. While I was talking to the Hem/Onc nurse about his labs I had a chance to ask some questions. I asked about side effects and if it was normal for a child receiving Carboplatin to have as few side effects as Matt has had this round. She said some kids do really well on it. She also said that each time can be drastically different. So, I guess there is no way to judge how he will do after each round. I was sort of hoping that after the 2nd or 3rd round you had a good sense of how difficult it would be - apparently not! She also said that the longer kids were on chemotherapy, the more it affected the bone marrow and the more difficult it is to get the counts up high again before the next round of chemo. My second question was related to his counts. I have been worried (as I have expressed in other posts) that if his counts are staying so stable, is the chemo. really affecting the tumor? For this question, the nurse hedged a bit and said it is one of those questions that doesn't have an answer. Sooooooo... pretty much they don't know, but to me it sounds like there is at least some argument that I am right to worry! (Not like I need an excuse!)