The first night was apparently HORRIBLE. Kenyon's bed is this pressurized air bed. It fills with air every few minutes. When it turns on it makes quite the noise. Kenyon describes it as an aircraft carrier. Then there is another noise that we call the "jackhammer." I don't actually know what it does but it comes on at regular intervals. The noise is right under Kenyon's head. Those noises combined with regular blood pressure tests, nurse checks, etc. made for one very sleepless night. I think he better start taking the sleeping pills and wearing ear plugs.
The chemo started this morning at 6am. He is on his 3rd dose (they come in every 6 hours). So far there are not any major side effects but we are told that they are coming. They run regular blood tests and apparently they came back and said that he needs to have his chemo increased.
I only spent a few hours up there today. It is tricky to be split between wanting to be with the kids and wanting to be with Kenyon. It is making more sense to have the kids be with Grandma and Grandpa this summer. They will be so happy. Gavin cried himself to sleep last night because he wants Kenyon to get better faster. He doesn't understand why it takes so long and why he can't be with him. It is so hard to explain.
Thank you to the visitors who stopped by today. He appreciates the support!
Thank heavens for the hot water because the kids have been playing out in the swimming pool at our neighbors house. Swimming always makes my kids happy.