I really do love fall in Utah but it just doesn't last quite long enough. I love the weather right now. But for some reason - all my kids want to do is play inside. Lame. Go out!
I am not a sports fanatic. Duh. But, I do like BYU sports and I enjoy going to a good BYU football game. Especially on a day like today. (Wasn't that a crazy win?) Kenyon LOVES BYU football, so it is very frustrating that instead of going to the game today we were at home. Sick. Kenyon is worse and it is frustrating - for both of us. And then I have some crazy cold. I have had allergy problems that get worse with being prego but now it has developed into some sort of cough. What is that about? How are we supposed to function in this house if I am not totally healthy? I could scream. Actually, I just tend to cry a lot. Nice, I know.
As far as Kenyon goes, we don't really know exactly what the problem is but it is probably Graft vs Host Disease. We won't know that for a little longer - a few more tests but they ruled out a bacteria. He is really miserable and he HATES it. Rightly so. 80+ days of puking and then it gets worse could ruin any day. He has definitely lost more weight, which is also discouraging because we were doing so well. He had gained a couple of pounds before Thursday hit and then he dropped a good 8 or 9 pounds in the last couple days. You are probably thinking - are there any more pounds to lose? No, not on Kenyon. Meanwhile, I have easily gained 9 pounds this week. Thanks Baby!
If it is GVHD, it is not shocking or terribly bad news. It is kind of what they expect and they treat it with steroids. In fact, some doctors think a little GVHD is not such a bad thing - except for the person who has to deal with it. But as far as the transplant goes, it is quite common. It would probably mean extending the time some of the meds are taken and adding a couple (all bad news for Kenyon).
While I am in a complaining mood - I'll tell you what else I am sick of. Driving to Huntsman. What is that about? It is so flipping far away and I drove up there 4x this week. Shoot me. I already have to go a couple times for sure next week and maybe more. Oh well. At least we have Huntsman and we didn't have to move to some other state to deal with this. Lots of people do.
On a good note - Kenyon's hair is growing back. It is not much but some good fuzz all over. He is excited and so are the kids. The kids had soccer games this morning and all played hard. I only saw bits of all three as I jumped from each game but it was all over by 10:30 am. That is a little insane for me.