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  • Writer's pictureDrew Dotson

Our lucky day?

Ramón with two of his loves

This photo was taken two years ago today, and it has me feeling somewhat nostalgic. I’m longing for a time when I was the only sick half of this duo – a time when I’d never heard “absolute neutrophil count” – a time when we weren’t living in a hospital, watching medical experts fear for their own lives while insensible people in the real world refer to significant loss of life as a political stunt or media hype. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do I sound festive or what?

This round of treatment has been difficult for Ramón, particularly due to debilitating headaches. After about 2-3 weeks of helplessly watching him endure pain, we think we’ve finally hit on the right combination of medications to keep it under control. His counts have been slowly trending up, so we’re grateful for that. Which brings me to today’s request…

If it crosses your mind between about 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. ET, please bombard us with positive energy. Ramón will be getting a bone marrow biopsy, which will dictate the plan moving forward. Though the results will take time, your good vibes might be the stroke of luck we need today.

In closing, a limerick:

There's a neat guy named Ramón

Who loves a good ice cream cone.

He's accepting good vibes

From all of his tribe

As they drill into his hip bone.

Will today be our lucky day? I believe it will!


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