Monday, July 21, 2008


Today was a much better day for Kevin. The Cisplantin and Amophostamine always do a number on him the first day. The Cisplantin is considered the high dose chemo. It takes 6 hours to finish, which shoud give everybody an idea of how large the dose is. Today's and tomorrow's chemo is cycholphosphamate (spelling terribly wrong) which is a much smaller doseage. He also takes Mesna to protect his kidneys and bladder. He did very well today. He had an appetite and played Wii with Uncle Brad. He even played the Sports Wii Bowling game which required him to stand up, and simulate a bowling toss. It's around 11:15 and he's been sleeping peacefully for over an hour. He has the potty brakes down, as he does his business in a half sleep state then goes right back to sleep. I told the nurse I'm good till 4 a.m., but after that I'd appreciate help with his "breaks" and she had no problem with that, or even earlier if I fall asleep. Tomorrow I'm going to try to see the new Batman movie with my brother. It will all depend on how much work I have, but I think we'll find time. My mom seems to have gotten into a rhythm with the hospital stay as well. Myself, I've been reading a lot......The Chris Farley Show, a new Biography is one of the better books I've read in years. For those of you who are saying to yourself it's probably the only book he's read in years....ha ha ha (Brooke). All is well overall and either Rachel or I will report further progress as this round of chemo moves on.

Take Care,



Grandma Skousen said...

Kevin, We're so proud of you, are have been such a big boy through all of this. I hope your beating you uncle Brad! Keep feeling better, your in our prayers, always praying that you continue to feel better through your treatments

Love always Grandma and Grandpa Skousen!!

Give grandma Saarela a big hug for us!

terri braswell said...

I am so glad Kevin is doing better. Hope today continues with the same success. Tell Kevin we said hi and hang in there. He is a real trooper. Much love, Terri and Heather

Laura said...

Hi everyone. I'm so happy to read Kevin is feeling a bit better today. Give him my love...some ucky hugs and kisses and let him know we're all thinking of him.
Laura and Uncle Alex
I think it's great you can have some "normal" time and go see a movie with Bubba..enjoy!!!