Hoping to get through my own breakfast, I poured Reuben a small pile of Cheerios. Sometimes he likes to crunch small bits with his 6 tiny teeth.
Nathan came by with a "Why do you put everything you see in your mouth, but not food?"
All of the Cheerios ended up here:Reuben was no longer happily distracted.
So I gave him a handful of Oh's.
They ended up here:Even he knows that Cheerios taste like cardboard*, while Honey Graham Oh's have Good Things in the Middle! (TM)
Cycle 3 went well. Reuben's heart tissue got a short break from doxorubicin, so we only pumped in one poison (ifosfamide), which was doubtless easier. He is already looking quite pale (see the dark circles?), enough so that we checked his hemoglobin levels just before leaving the hospital. I think I'll push for a cell counts and transfusion before that scheduled for the 10th. Did I tell you about his last transfusion? It was awesome: my heartachingly hollow-eyed baby was instantly ruddy and glowing. Makes you want to take your iron pills.
*though cardboard, too, goes straight in the mouth...but not real food that tastes like cardboard...?