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, October 20, 2009

The 100th Blog

I am honored to be the one who writes the 100th blog. I guess Karen wrote almost all other 99 this is my oportunity to raise my average. The duration of this blog can be thought of in a few different measurements. Yes, 100 times we sat down to comunicate Nick's condition. Some other ways would be how many phases of treatment Nick has gone through (5 + phases: Prophase,Induction,Consolidation I, CNS therapy, Consolidation II and currently in Continuation). Or how about the amount of different medicines Nick has recieved ( 14 Chemotherapy drugs and numerous antibiotic, fungal, nausea and fever reducers not to mention the radiation). We could try and count how many hairs Nick has lost and regrown (more beautiful now than ever by the way!) but I doubt I could get any real answer there. We could try and count a lot of other life changing events that this child has gone through since this blog's inception but the most important number is 1. 1 strong child growing stronger every day and thank God for that. May this 100th post find you as happy and excited about the future as it finds Nicholas. You must understand that his excitement doesn't have much to do with his treatment and how he is doing...it is all about the kitty cat that he and his brother call Grimace. The newest member to the family. That is right, Karen finally got her girl and they named it Grimace!!!
Take care and God Bless you all,
Love the Shannon's