Hair we go

Posted on April 28th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Last night we were told that Cam has pneumonia. If Cam’s temperature remains high today, his specialist is considering starting him on an anti-fungal drug to try to clear up the infection. This drug carries the risk of kidney damage so he has been reluctant to give it before now. So, depending on Cam’s temperatures, a final decision will be made this afternoon about how to proceed. Cam’s temperature this morning was still 38.6C.

Despite the news of pneumonia, his blood counts still being low (Cam has needed multiple blood transfusions over the weekend), his high temperatures and the beginning side effects of the chemo- Cam is feeling a lot better. He is less short of breath and has more energy to sit out of bed and go for short walks on the ward. And he’s singing again, which is always a good sign.

Yesterday Cam’s hair began to fall out. His pillow and jumper were sprinkled with hair and small clumps would come out when he ran his fingers through his hair. This morning there is more hair on the pillow so we’re planning on doing the “big shave” this afternoon. Pictures to follow….

6 comments.

C & J

Comment on April 28th, 2008.

Hello darling friends. Thank you for keeping us all up to date with the goings on. You are both so brave and full of courage, keep going strong. Take care and lots of love. xoxoxoxoxoxox

Sarah

Comment on April 28th, 2008.

Hooray for Libs inaugural entries!! Even if under adverse conditions …

Still praying for you guys crap loads. I hope Cam is singing Gregorian chant, then I s’pose things are really looking good :) Hope the best outcome is achieved from the present sucky situation. Make sure you keep his hair and see how much you can get for it on e-bay :)

Ivor and Sherry

Comment on April 28th, 2008.

Hello Cam and Liz
We do not know you well but we loved you lots.
You have united a lot of people in their hope for your wellbeing.
Your both in our thoughts constantly.
Everyone who knows you in Grancey ave are behind you at this time and wishing you well.
Keep on smelling the pine Cam.
Ivor and Sherry.

Linda M

Comment on April 28th, 2008.

I have a very nice pink wig and equally nice blue one ( just ask Richard )that you are welcome to borrow although I’m looking forward to the little number that you have tucked away for a moment just like this!!! please post photos!!! Love Linda and Richard M

Muffin Man's Revenge

Comment on April 28th, 2008.

From what I understand pnemonia is loads better than oldmonia, which has nasty facial warts as a side effect. Hang in there! Love and prayers! Have Cam sing some MMMM BOP! He really really loves that song by Hanson.

Yul - Toddy

Comment on April 30th, 2008.

“Hair is significantly over-rated.”

Yul

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