In the last month I've spent more time in the hospital than I probably have in my whole life combined- and that is saying something seeing as how I am still living in Texas and the hospital is in Oklahoma City. Can you imagine how much time my brother has spent here? Yikes! Wayy more than anyone should, I can tell you that much.
Today is his round two cycle of chemo. Each cycle lasts 7 days, but the 1st day is always the longest. The first cycle we spent 13 hours at the hospital, and today (cycle 2) it's looking like we'll be here just as long. My mom, brother and I are just trying to enjoy our time together and keep my brother's spirits up. I think he gets a kick out of my mom and I's relationship. She is quite hilarious and when the two of us get together it can be pretty entertaining. For dinner my dad and husband will come spend some time with us to help pass the time. Thankfully we all have our laptops, iPhones, a deck of cards, some movies and a TV to help the day go by quicker.
So far so good today. He's been great. Who am I kidding? He's been great through this whole process! I can't imagine any 17 year old handling it any better. This morning we had to re-shave his head, and I'm not going to lie to you, he's looking pretty darn cute! ;)