Praise God that Jeremy woke up afebrile this morning, and remained so for the rest of the day!
This morning he went to hospital clinic for a checkup. The bone marrow transplant doctor is happy with Jeremy's progress, and has booked him in for another bone marrow aspirate on 13 October 2010.
In the past, oncology children used to go to Fishbowl (a room in the Pathology department specifically for oncology patients which was decorated like a fish bowl) to have blood taken before their clinic appointment. However, today we found out that Fishbowl is no more! Instead, a special pathology room has been set up inside the clinic so the oncology children no longer have to go traipsing around the hospital each time.
Jeremy had some of his "one-year bloods" taken today, to see the effect of his first 3 sets of immunisations and also to see whether he can have "live" vaccines (eg. chicken pox and MMR - measles mumps rubella). After he had his butterfly needle, he helped the blood collector put his blood tubes into a red cannister. He was very pleased to be allowed to put the cannister into the vacuum-operated chute and send it off to Pathology.
We were thankful that we finished at hospital on time, so that Jeremy could attend a Book Week performance at school. He said that he enjoyed it, and chatted about it excitedly when I took him home at lunchtime.