Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lots of Time for Movies

As Ernie's energy begins to wane with a white blood count that is dropping, we find ourselves with alot of time to watch movies as we hang out at the apartment. This is the time when he must take extra precautions with hand washing, the neutropenic diet, wearing a mask, and not being around people. Monday his WBC had dropped to .7 and it will eventually bottom out at .1 in the next few days before it starts heading back up. This means he has no immunity to fight off infection. He takes antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral medication, but things can still happen. So here are a few of our recent views (Ernie is definately missing Nick and their "guy movies"...these are chick flicks):

Definately cheesy in parts, but somewhat entertaining with nice scenery and accents.

Ugh...a bad attempt at remaking Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Basically not worth the $1 at Redbox.

I enjoyed it the most out of the three we've watched, and laughed out loud at a couple of parts, but of course they had to have some dumb stuff in it too. Ernie was wiped out and slept through it.

If any of you have any suggestions for good movies, pass them along. We will have LOTS of time to watch them!

Thank you for your continued prayers as Ernie battles waves of nausea, a lack of appetite, and fatigue. Overall, he is doing very well under the circumstances, has had no mouth sores (we are so grateful for that!), and hasn't needed any infusions the past 2 days. They started giving one daily Neupogen shot at the Clinic yesterday to help those stem cells start multiplying. We plan to hunker down for the next 7-10 days and wait for that blood to start rebuilding!

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised. Psalm 18:2-3


  1. We are usually the late ones when it comes to seeing movies, so you may have already seen some of my suggestions! We have recently seen and really enjoyed: Avatar, The Last Song, When in Rome, and Dear John (mostly chick flicks, but Tommy really enjoyed Avatar). We (as well as our church) are continuing to pray for you both!!

  2. Sorry to have heard of the nausea, was praying that would not happen, so glad though, no mouth sores. Keep up the good work, both of you. Some movies I thought of, not sure they are on dvd yet so you'll have to check. We liked Marmaduke, Letters to Juliet (more a chick flick) Avatar is Ken's favorite. We'll put our thinking caps on (we don't get out much, so the list could be small) Love you.

  3. I was hoping the backup plan would be good! I can't wait to rent that!

  4. Invictus is a great movie to watch. It's not a chick flick but I really enjoyed it. Frank and I are praying for you as you go through this journey.

    Frank & Wendy Lassiter