Casady Blood Drive Thursday, December 11th - 7:30 - 12:30 @ the Woolsey Wing
|Bennett mom teaches at the|
Casady Lower Division
Credit to Patient Blood Drive for Bennett Hanneman. Blood donations credit will be offered to the Family of Bennett Hanneman to help defer the cost of blood needed by Bennett.
Each donor receives FREE: a Health Screening, and Donor Rewards Points
16 and 17 year olds need signed parental permission.
Weight requirement: 125 pounds if 16-17 years old. 110 if 18 or older.
Eat a good meal and drink plenty of liquids. Have a good night sleep before you donate.
Caring Bridge post
The test dose of chemo went welland we are ready for the real stuff today. There really wasn't much change in the lab work since the first test dose back in October.
Over the past few days, they've started him on several meds for preventative purposes, mostly to help with potential side effects. He seems to be handling all of those fairly well at this point. His potassium level has been creeping lower over the past few days. It is low enough this morning that he needs a supplement later in the day.
The real doses of chemo start this afternoob and go through. , he'll get the first dose another med to weaken his immune system. As I mentioned in my last post, the effects can be ugly! We are hoping and praying for the very best things to happen. In faith, we are trying to push fear away from us because the unknown feels rather scary! We pray the "Bennett factor" means the side effects are minimal and he will be as comfortable as possible!! He's done a great job letting the nurse swab his mouth to fend off the mouth sores. When he's finished, we all say a minty fresh "aaaahhhh!", which is directly opposite of the "BLEH!" he uses for something gross!
He's doing an amazing job moving his leg without the cast! He's continued to want it covered with a light gauze but decided to trade that for a sock last night. He's a little sensitive to the seams on the socks so we go back and forth with the wrap. Please pray for him to become increasingly comfortable with this new situation and all the adaptations we'll make together.
Thank you, THANK YOU for being here for us and with us through this journey! Your unending prayers mean the most but your actions have blessed us, too! Our yard has been tended beautifully to this point. Some friends came the past two nights to decorate his room for Christmas. It looks and feels so festive! I've had a few requests for the calendar link so here it is. https://mealtrain.com/
More than ever, it is critical that you are healthy when you visit. On some days, it will be best to leave Sonic treats and yummy meals at the nurses station instead of coming into our room. Thank you for understanding and helping us keep Bennett as safe as possible!
May the One who loves like crazy hold us close and heal our brave boy!