Saturday, November 8, 2008
Day 23 - The Shannon Family
We are always excited when we here the news that Nick can leave the hospital. He learned how to swallow pills while in the hospital this time. (The liquid medicines did NOT taste good) It makes the event go much smoother and tastes better when we coat the pills with melted starbursts. Nick is very strong and tries as hard as he can to be an active 4 year old. He plays and rides his bike, but does tire very easily these days due to the chemo. We have been told in the hospital that it gets worse before it will get better. Nick's hair has fallen out and it is our challenge as parents to encourage him and let him know it is okay. He is feeling 'different' right now with how he looks and how people perceive him. He continues to be a jokster, even about himself. Greg shaved his head down to a #3 and told Nick he go lower when Nick says the word. For now, we cross our fingers that Nick does not spike another fever through the induction phase. Today he feels very tired and has slept most of the afternoon away. Monday is his next chemo treatment and then one week left for induction.