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.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Day 11 - The Shannon Family

We were surprised, scared and excited of the news that Nick could come home on Saturday. Mommy tried to keep him in a 'bubble' for the day, but it is hard with an active 4 year old. He seems to understand that he will have to go back for many more treatments, but still enjoys one day at a time.
First day of outpatient care went well. Nick handled the treatment great and was only sick a couple of times. He was excited to be home over the weekend and we hope he can stay home as long as his counts are good. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity, gifts, kind words, prayers and support. Tomorrow he will have a spinal and as long as it is negative he will not have another one until day 18. We are progressing through Phase 1 and enjoying each moment we have as a family.
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Nick comes Home

To everyone’s pleasant surprise Nick was released from the hospital on Saturday. The doctors are pleased with his blood counts and reactions to the medication. Nick will continue to receive chemotherapy and spinals through outpatient treatment. Nick spent the weekend playing with his cousins and chillin at his house. As Karen, Aunt Christa and Grammy packed up Nick’s hospital room, they realized there was not enough room in the car for all the balloons. So Nick decided he would give the balloons to each of kids at the hospital. He walked the halls and handed out all his balloons to the kids on his floor and only held onto one, Spongebob. Today is Day 11 of Phase I for Nick’s treatment and he is on schedule and responding well to the treatment. Big hugs and kisses to Colby, Nick and Thomas from Joey, Megan, and Kendra.