Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009

I am sitting in Casey's room watching him sleep, while he is watching the Phillies. He reminds me of his dad!
Today he had chemo shot into his spine, which is never his favorite way to spend an afternoon. Can't say as though I blame him.
You have heard of therapy dogs that come to visit patients in the hospital? They are not allowed in this wing (no flowers either), so he has a therapy Bob. Big Bob Bethards. His wife is a physician here, and his daughter is a med student here, so Big Bob is very comfortable in the hospital. His son Joey is an LAC alum. Big Bob comes to see Casey every day and brings him Hershey Bars and a lot of grief! I know he looks forward to the grief more than the candy.
We have his blackberry hooked up to his laptop, so he now has internet access. He asked me to say thank you to everyone for all of your phone calls, cards, nice notes on facebook, emails and concerns.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009

We are new to setting up a blog, but wanted to create something to keep you all informed on what is happening with Casey. He is currently in Room 6126 at Hershey Medical Center getting another mega dose of chemo. He should be in until Friday or Saturday. His room is large with a mini frig (no beer), a flat screen tv, a comfortable bed and fresh/clean air pumped in. He may not want to come home. I guess I'll be stuck with his 2 cats!! His spirits are good which helps all of us. His biggest complaint these days is the Phillies closing pitchers.

They are searching for bone marrow donor match, since Stevie did not pass the test. There are 4 possible matches, but they still need further testing. Our neighbor is setting up a bone marrow drive on December 1st from 3-7. Location needs to be confirmed. The cost for testing is $25.00 per person. If anyone needs a graduation project, a fundraiser for the bone marrow drive might fit the bill.

Thank you for all of the support, thoughts, cards and prayers.

We will keep you updated.
Peggy Coble