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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great Weekend for All

Greg and I had our weekend away. We had a wonderful time to relax and de-stress some. We met some wonderful families and know we are working together in every effort to help Nick. The 80's Prom dance on Sat. night was a lot fun. Many of the councilors & parents dressed up in old prom dresses and bow ties made of colorful tape. Without trying to get too deep into the weekend, Greg & I realized how fortunate we are to have each other and how strong our relationship has grown from this experience. As Father Dom stated during his presentation: 'Happy Parents, make Happy Kids', plain and simple.
Greg took Nick to clinic on Monday. His counts were great:
WBC: 5.4
RBC: 10.4
Plts: 260
APC: 3,500
They decided to lower his Methotrexate does this round and then try to bump it back up the next round. The reason for this is because he was sick two weeks ago and they want to make sure the chemo will not drop his counts drastically again. He is back on steroids this week and sometimes I think he is actually playing us. He moaned about going to school yesterday and then the teacher emailed to let us know that he felt tired and had to lay down by himself. He was scheduled to go to daycare, via the van pickup, but I ended up going to get him and bring him home. He came home very happy, played with Grimace and then took a nap. Today, he took the van to Prospect and then ran into Debbie, who was picking up Maggie. He asked Debbie if he could go home with her and wait for Michael to get out of school. Of course, with his sad face, she could not resist. He is at Michael's today playing. He will should sleep good tonight. I think it is better he is on steroids this week before we get into the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Take Care, Karen