|Getting his vital signs checked|
|Checking his weight. This is the first week that he has|
lost weight instead of gaining.
|Getting measured. I always wonder if they|
expect him to get taller every week.
|Getting his port accessed. He is a pro at this by now.|
|Austin has to wear a mask when they access his port|
to avoid a line infection. He gets a numbing cream as well as
this cold numbing spray so he doesn't feel the needle go in.
|With Rachelle, the Child Life Specialist|
Austin's counts were great this week, another reason he is feeling so good. This is also the first week in months that Austin hasn't had any pain. No wrist, leg, jaw, ankle, finger, hand, head, or any of his other past pain locations. This is huge! I am so excited he can feel better for hopefully awhile. So we left the Clinic and headed down to the Rapid Treatment Unit for his lumbar puncture.
|Love love love that smile!!!|
|Being assessed by the Nurse Practitioner, he is giggling because|
she is tickling his leg that was sore to see if it still hurts
|Hanging out waiting for the Doctor to see him|
|Doing his favorite thing|
|Playing a game with Lindsay, Child Life Specialist while the Anesthesiologist|
gets ready in the background to sedate him for his lumbar puncture.
|Playing up until the last second|
|Best Pizza Place in Salt Lake|
|Austin, really excited about posing for the picture|
|Austin decided he wasn't interested in pizza, but the desert was awesome|
We packed up and headed back to St George ready for another week of good counts, school, work, and hopefully no excitement.