Tuesday, July 12, 2005

perfect heads dont need hair

Well today was a big day for us. Josh has been losing his hair little by little every day. But it's only been thinning out here and there. Today while I was giving Josh and Nathan their bath it started coming out in patches. So off the rest of it came. Gotta admit though, he's still a little cutie -- and HEY, I think it brings out the blue in his eyes ;-)

He's been tired lately, I think maybe his counts are coming down. Last week his Hgb (Hemoglobin) was just below 8.0, they transfuse if they are less than 7.5 or symptomatic. Today I also noticed that he was breathing faster, so wouldnt be surprised if he gets another blood transfusion this week. Just so you know, this is totally to be expected as one of the new medicines he is on this phase will cause his counts to drop.

Before I sign off today I want to thank EVERYONE for their thoughts and prayers and for stopping by to sign the guestbook. We're overwhelmed by all the prayers: from Kentucky to California, Maryland to Florida, Louisiana to Virginia, Mid-PA, East-PA and of course from everyone here in Erie that come to visit Josh bringing all their hugs and kisses. Oh! and even a thank you for the Eskimo brought over by Grandma and Grandpa F. sent all the way from Alaska!

You can still check out the photos on his Kodak Site as I added two new pictures this evening.


Katherine Alexander Futrell said...

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005 08:54 AM, CDT

Hello to the Fromknecht Family,

Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you.

Katherine Alexander Futrell, (friend of Aunt Marilyn)
Louisville, Kentucky

Marian Stallsmith said...

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005 10:12 AM, CDT


Just a little note to let you know how much I love you all!

I pray for Josh's remission and hope that he is still young enough not to remember what he has had to go through. I know it's a tough road for you all and you are all in my prayers each day. I also pray that his little bones don't hurt. I was really impacted by the day I held him and he started to cry because I moved him a little.

You already know that if there's anything I can do to help out, I will.

Give him (and all the kids) a big kiss, from Aunt Meme today, and I will see you all on Saturday.

ps..the e/mail address should be @velocity.net, not aol.

Marian Stallsmith meme1965@aol.com

Judy Pamer said...

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005 07:47 PM, CDT

Hi Josh - it sure sounds like you are having a fun summer. Hope we get to meet you at clinic someday.

Judy, all-kids, mommy to Karl (6)

Judy Pamer kevinpamer@aol.com
aliquippa, PA

Katie Currier said...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2005 03:26 PM, CDT

Hi everyone,

All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Katie Currier katie.currier@zurn.com
Eire, PA
United States

Richard Fromknecht said...

THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2005 11:06 AM, CDT

Hi, Josh, I know that you don`t remember me when I stopped by your home, when I was in Erie a long long time ago.Iam really sorry to here that you too have cancer. My wife Hortencia, yea another cousin, has had her fight with breast cancer. And thank God, she has just passed her fifth year, and no more cancer! So Josh, you have to hang in there just as spiddy would want you to do.Well I guess it`s just about time to go now so I`ll say F_L_A_M_E _ _ _ O_O_O_N_N_N . GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE FOR ALL TIME. We`ll be praying for you every day and so will our parish at Incarnation Church,,Glendale, Ca.

Richard Fromknecht rebel91202@aol.com
Glendale, CA
United States