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Thursday, December 17, 2009

countdown to a cure....5 left!


Did you see the number?? Did you see that countdown up there?
148 days!!!
#5 on the countdown!!!

How can we express our excitement?? I am so thankful for another Christmas with our precious boy and our whole family united, together. Thank you Lord. We are starting to think of his end of treatment coming up in May.
Today's visit to clinic was quick, although VERY busy and we were out of there in good time. My granny went with us. She is such good company. He got his usual access to his port with blood draw and then his IV chemo drug, Vincristine. He tolerated it well. This is the drug that can constipate and cause lots of jaw pain and body aches among other things. That part is getting better for him. It also can cause foot drop. His ankles are getting a bit stiff in their range of motion. (remember he is working on PT exercises for that)
The only bad news, if you can call it that, is that B's counts are going up significantly enough to warrant an increase in his chemo drugs. Here comes the blood draws and possible yuckier feeling. Thankfully they are letting us get through Christmas first so we don't have any major upsets in the count level world. God is in control and knows what my boy needs so we will leave it there.
Love you all and thanks for keeping up with us!!

1 comment:

Gram Diane said...

I love my family so much!!! I want to cry with joy over their accomplishments, especially Braveheart getting rid of that cancer!

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.