Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let's have some fun!

With the tummy rumblings settling down, Nick jumped on the opportunity to go to Moab today (thank you so much, Fairy Godmother, Jennie and Colin) to spend some time with Colin. He will help trailer down horses to Colin's new property in Arizona, where Nick will hone his cowboy skills, topped with a brand new cowboy hat he has been saving for such an occasion. We first had to stop by Huntsman this morning to have his labs checked and 30 minutes later, Katie confirmed he was fine to go. His white blood cell count was 50,000! Normal counts are around 12,000. This means his blood marrow is working very, very well, although helped along by his Neulasta shot, which promotes white cell production. Nick will be flying home on Sunday. This trip is better for him than any chemo treatment out there.

I took advantage of Nick's schedule and booked a weekend trip for Lee and I to Las Vegas. Kelsey will hang out with her dad, as she is free of any sporting tournaments. The whole family will have some much needed r & r so we can be mentally and physically prepared for next week: scans on the 22nd and an aggressive round of chemo on the 23rd (this one wipes Nick out).

Lee is out of town and Carly is down at school, so Nick took Kelsey and I out for a nice Valentine's Day dinner. It was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the kind-hearted banter between the two siblings (our waitress did, too). This is a great week.

May everyone have a great week, too! Blessings and love,



Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick and family,
May all enjoy family, friends, God's creation and healing love. May next week be answered prayer.
Love, aunt Chris

Anonymous said...

Fun...Fun...Fun... Yippee/Yahoo!!
It's about time you guys got some very well deserved R&R. Nick I know you'll have a wonderful time and you'll be looking wonderful in your new cowboy hat - very nice indeed! AND.. Lori - about time you had some fun. So glad you're off this weekend. Happy smiles all around - Love & Light GM Jennie xx

Mommazomma said...

SO glad you got to go to Moab, Nick! Thanks for the updates. Hope your trip is fantastic!

Amy said...

Thank you for your posting to Delaney's carepages. I'm so sorry to hear that Nick is going through more, I guess I lost getting your blog updates so was not aware. Prayers are with you.