Day 1 – March 19, 2022

7:00 pm: From Harvey’s perspective, this wasn’t a bad day. After his chemotherapy, he was up and moving, making visits to the playroom, exploring every inch of hallways on our floor, and finding out where all the snacks are stored. He took a much needed nap at 5 pm, and was up and ready for supper at 6:30 pm.

Thank you all for your messages of love and support! We have just started to read them as we settle in and learn to navigate in this new, unfamiliar world.

Harvey’s favorite new toy in the playroom.
Taking a much needed nap after chemotherapy and play time.

3:10 pm: Harvey is currently receiving his first treatment of chemotherapy. We are keeping his mouth full of cold food to help prevent mouth sores that are common from this treatment. He seems to enjoy the popsicle and ice cream service. 🙂 I stepped away during the few times I was overcome with emotion. I know he needs this. It’s so hard to watch and accept. My son has cancer.

Harvey’s first chemotherapy treatment.
Cindy serves Harvey a fresh popsicle during chemotherapy.

6:40 am: We arrived in our hospital room last night after 7pm. This will likely be our home for the coming weeks, hope not months, as Harvey receives the treatments he needs. We were delighted to see a construction site, complete with a crane, outside our window. This should provide some easy entertainment for our guy in the coming days. As we settle in, it’s becoming real. This isn’t a bad dream. It’s our new reality. We are beginning to see numerous people from our care team come by, introduce themselves, and discuss what comes next for Harvey. We’ll continue to post updates as we learn more.

Harvey in his hospital bed with a view overlooking the construction site nearby.
Harvey & mom sharing morning cuddles while watching a show.