Our stay at the hospital is finally over. Whew, that was a long one, the longest yet. 8 nights and almost 9 days. It wouldn't have been so bad if we hadn't heard every day, "Maybe you can leave tomorrow." Tomorrow would come, and we were still there. It was very frustrating. It was so hard to see how being in the hospital, stuck in that small room, not getting out of bed the entire time, being woken up several times a night was better for him than being at home. But I'm no Oncologist, so there he stayed. They wanted his ANC to be at or close to 500 before they would discharge him. Today is was 494! The entire stay, his chest was hurting him where his port is. It was really sad to watch him slump over all they time from pain. It took us a while to talk him into letting the nurse de-access him today so we could go home. He cried for a while after wards but now he's just happy as can be and not complaining of any pain. And he's walking! He hasn't walked for 8 days now!! I'm glad he remembers how :) All I can say is, it's so amazingly nice to be home with my whole family again! And having Grandma here is a sweet bonus.