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.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Shannon Family

It is Saturday night and we have decided to take in the Love children (Joey & Megan). We can start with yesterday morning and Nick had his 4th radiation day and 2nd LP (lumbar puncture). Everything went well even though Nick is back on his steroids and VERY moody. He did not like to go or take the procedure well, but he took control and cried until he was asleep. The nurse took his port out for the weekend and then we came home. He was very adamant to play with Michael and I drove him over for the day to play. Thank you Debbie.... After that we brought him to the Prospect Hill Holiday Show at KP Middle School. He was so excited to see his friends again. Everyone accepted him so well and were amazed at his hair (or lack of). He told everyone 'I take my medicine and it makes my hair fall out, but it will grow back'. They all gave him hugs. He even went on stage to sing 'Mommy kissed Santa Claus' with all his friends. He did not even know the words, but danced and had a great time. We will always remember the moment we could see him on stage and the smile on his face. Yes, tears were in our eyes, as with every parent who sees their child enjoying the moment. Before the end of show, Nick was getting tired and ready to go, so we left a little early. We know that Nick not does understand the support of the teachers and parents at Prospect Hill, but we appreciate you ALL. We have 4 more days of radiation and 2 LP's left for this week. Also, the shot in the leg, once a week. We cherish another week at home with our family together and continue to enjoy the Holiday time. Take care everyone. (PS-I have to sign Greg up for the next blog) Oh yeah, and wish us luck for having a total of 5 kids tonight for the sleepover.....

1 comment:

Julie said...

Aww I wish I could have seen nick up on stage singing and dancing! Hope you have a wonderful night will all the kids! Take care!