Tuesday, December 7, 2010
RJ is HOME! We're all so thrilled that he was well enough to go home yesterday until his next round of chemo. Courtney was introduced to her house for the first time (having spent the first two weeks of her life in the hospital with Mom and brother) and RJ finally got to sleep in his own room. We're told the homecoming was very emotional on a lot of levels, helped no doubt by the well-stocked fridge, clean house and not one, but two Christmas trees that were left for them.
Even though RJ is home, he still has to do many of the same things that he did in the hospital - he has a line in his chest for medications that have to be administered around the clock. His appetite is improving, thanks in large part to Karen's famous Chicken Parmigiana, smoothies from Berry Best and a whole Sequoia Burger. Now we have to fatten him up so that he can regain the 30 pounds that he lost.
Even though he tires easily, RJ was spotted around town today. He made a guest appearance at his school and was welcomed by all of his friends (which he loved) and talked about tutoring and homework (not so much). One of our junior associates at blog central was on Facebook chat with him this evening and when asked how it felt to be home, the answer was, "awesome".
Barring any illnesses or emergencies, RJ will be able to stay home until the 15th, when he has to go back to the hospital for five more days of chemo. If all goes well, he should be able to come home again once he is stabilized, and that pattern will continue until treatment is over several months from now. Now, more than ever, even though the end to this process seems very far away, it is visible in the distance.
Due to RJs improvement, we here at blog central are going to cut the blogging down to a few times a week, or when there is important news to give so be sure to check back regularly.
Welcome home Romeros!