Kim's sister stayed with Drew last night and what a help that was. Tina is a nurse and was able to oversee his care and make sure he was comfortable. Drew's pain was the worst it's been yet and was difficult to get under control, but he finally went to sleep around 4 a.m.
Bone marrow was extracted around noon. Drew was anesthesized for that procedure, and we are very thankful for that.
When Mom (Kim) came in the evening to relieve Dad, Drew had his own practical joke up his sleeve. Someone had brought Drew a whole bag of gag gifts and he wasted no time putting them to use. He had put a fake plastic cut, complete with real-looking stitches, on his forehead and wrapped his head up in gauze and medical tape. When Mom came in, she was upset and asked what had happened. "It's okay, Mom, I fell getting out of the wheelchair and hit the door frame." SIKE! he laughed after Mom nearly started crying. Bad thing is that Dad was in on the dirty trick. It's good to see Drew still has his sense of humor. What an awesome kid!
Chemo starts tomorrow around noon. Barring no problems, Drew may go home Friday night. Another day to give the Lord thanks for all He's done and is doing in our lives.