|Mike talking to Austin about Leukemia|
|Accessing his port--ouch!|
|Trying to get the port to work--sometimes raising the hands helps to|
get blood to flow better. Sadly, it didn't work this time.
|Mike is getting Austin to laugh while his nurse, Jason attempts to get his port to work.|
The second time around trying to access the port was even more painful. If he holds my hand and looks at me instead of what his nurse is doing it helps to get through it. My heart breaks every time I see the tears roll down his cheeks from pain. I wish I could take it all away from him. I know there will be many many pokes over the next 3 years and I am dreading it. I hope it becomes easier but I hate that he has to get used to pain. His chest was beat up after all this and has an impressive bruise. At least Austin was impressed with it, he said he thought it was the biggest bruise he ever had. Way to put a positive spin on things Austin!
|Accessing Austin's port the second time|
|Bruised from accessing his port--because his platelet count is low he bruises easily|