From Silas' parents;
I’m writing this from the comfort of home! Silas was discharged a week ago, Friday. Posting an update has been on our to do list for a while but we’ve been busy enjoying being home. His risk of infection is lower, otherwise he would still be in the hospital, however, we still have to be very careful with his exposure to infection so we are very cautious about where we take him, especially with the flu season. Last Sunday, we took him to the San Antonio Museum of Art…it was perfect. There were just a few other people there so we practically had the museum to ourselves. It was also great to spend his first New Year’s here at home. Although we had to spend most of the holiday in the hospital, it was nice to end the year at home. Silas’ favorite part of being home is his bath time! In the hospital he gets a sponge bath because of his port and he gets to splash around once a week when they change out the needles from his port. He loves, loves, loves his nightly baths!
Silas has been to the clinic for his labs to check his blood counts twice this week, on Wednesday and Friday. His ANC has not been high enough for him to be re-admitted to start the third round. I have to admit on Wednesday, I was glad that we would get a little more time on the outside; but Friday, when we found out he still hadn’t recovered enough yet, I was disappointed. I want his little body to be kicking butt building those blood cells so he can start his next round. The doctor warned us though, after each round of chemo he will take longer to recover so there is no need to be concerned. I’ll take him in again on Monday for labs, so maybe he’ll be ready then.
We are so thankful for all the gifts Silas received during Christmas from family, friends, and generous people and organizations. We have received so many prayers, love, and support and tomorrow it will be nice to be able to thank many of you in person. Our friends and family have put together the Super Silas Spectacular to benefit Silas. We have received a great response for the event already. Did I mention that included an interview with Isis Romero of KSAT 12 News? We want to thank everyone who has had a part in putting the event together from our friends and family who did all the leg work facilitation the event, the artists who have donated their work for auction, the bands who will be performing at the event, the people who have generously donated other items for auction, and everyone else that had a part in making the event possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives.