Nicholas finished treatment on 11/18/2010. He will continue to go for blood work for the next 3 years. He is still in remission.

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.


arnasuti said...

Thank you for these updates. They help keep us informed and smiling with each little step forward. We are all praying for you and for brighter more beautiful days ahead!
Keep the faith.

Love Robyn, Alan, Brett, Taylor, & Nicholas.

The Wood family said...

Shannon family,

We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Nick is a strong boy and will make it through this!

We would like to help in anyway. If you ever need someone to watch the boys I am sure Dylan and Justin would love to see them.

You are all in our prayers
The Wood Family
Jen, Bob, Dylan & Justin

Nana and Papa Charlie said...

Hi Nick,

So glad you are home again.

Love and kisses,

Nana and Papa Charlie