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.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 6 - The Shannon Family (Consolidation 1)

We have had a tough couple of days. Nick spiked a fever Thursday night and has not kicked it yet. We believe he will be in the hospital for the rest of the week. His blood counts are starting to drop from the chemo treatments and thus weakening his immune system. He is receiving antibiotics to prevent bacterial infection. We are not sure the cause of the fever... could be from the chemo, a virus or infection. The doctors try to treat all possible causes. His spirits are getting low and he wants to go home. Luckily we are still trying to master Lego Star Wars on xbox and that keeps him going. I tell him we have to complete this before we go home. Just today he has complained of pain in throat... again another side effect. We try to comfort him and ease the pain through medication. He is done with chemo for the next 2 weeks, so our focus is to get through the fevers and have him home for a little while.
On a side note:
We would like to thank:
Dan Campbell (Interior/exterior custom builder)
Upton, MA 508-529-3144
Dan and his crew generously gave us their time to install hardwood floors in Nick's room and put in the storm door. The importance of keeping him germ free is intensifying daily. They look beautiful and I know Nick will be excited to see them when he gets home.


Patt said...

Dear Karen and Greg..this such a difficult time for you all..with the Chemo Nick is getting..I know you have each other and will get thru this with all the support and love and prayers everyone offers..to keep each other strong..hope Colby is doing OK also and Tommy..We love you all God Bless Patt the Gang from Maine

The Wykoff Family said...

Nick, KEEP FIGHTING THOSE BAD GERMS!!! We hope to talk to you at HOME soon. We think it's really cool you get to play xbox and eat in bed. We love you, Justin, Luke and Kaitlyn