I wondered whether or not I should even bother posting anything since there’s not much Turner news, and this is a baby blog after all. But, I figured I would fill you in on the past few days.
Stew was feeling queasy the past three days. Yesterday he actually felt like he had the flu and even vomited. We had his bone marrow biopsy scheduled, so I called his oncologist to see if we should still come in. He said YES. So in we went, Stew feeling sick as a dog.
Dr. Saylors did the biopsy while I sat in, yet another, waiting room. Dr. Saylors came out and said the biopsy went fine but his sodium level is dangerously low. He said that Stew needed to stay overnight in the hospital to be monitored because he didn’t know what was causing it.
So, last night, Stew stayed overnight at Roper. I stayed with him until about 9pm and went home to sleep. My mom stayed at our house overnight so she could watch Turner when I came back to the hospital this morning.
Stew is feeling much better today but has to stay again tonight. So here we sit, snuggled in his tiny hospital bed, watching Dr. Oz. He had an IV with saline pumping into him all night. Dr. Saylors came in this morning to chat with us. He said that Stew has SIADH. Basically, there is a hormone that the brain releases to help the body hold onto water and keep sodium in balance. His cancer is causing the brain to release more of the hormone which made him feel dizzy, nauseous, tired, etc. Once we start treating the cancer, it will fix that problem!
This is certainly the hardest two weeks we’ve ever been through together. I think the hardest part is that we’re not home with Turner all day every day. We’ve been going to appointments and having tests taken almost every day! It will be nice to get back to our daily routine and squeeze Turner’s cheeks! Happy blog posts (and chunky baby pictures) to come, I promise!