Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Day 19 - The Shannon Family
Nick was able to come home for 8 days. The doctors say that is a long time for patients in the 'Induction' phase of his treatment. He received another dose of chemo today and would like to go home. If his fever stays low we might be able to leave in the next day or two. Today was a big day for Nick. Our child life supporter in the hospital helped Nick learn how to swallow pills using candy. He did a great job.... eating all the candy, but it was still difficult at night time when it came time for the actual pills. Everyday is a new day for us and we try to make things as easy as possible for Nick. He really has few choices on his treatment and the course it will take him. He played today with his new friend Sean, who also has ALL. Sean lifted his spirits for the time they played.