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, December 28, 2009

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had our count of 29 family members and then an extra 7 for dessert. Tim & Anne from Maine (Greg's brother) were able to come down for the day and spend time with us. We have not seen them in a couple of years and it was good to catch up and have the cousins play. Ann from Ohio (Greg's oldest sister) drove from Ohio to come spend time with us and Therese and Charlie. The Shannon side of the family were able to have all 5 children together (and Ilene in spirit) for the day. As crazy as t was, we really enjoyed all the entertainment.
We are still planned for Nick's LP (spinal) on Thursday. We have seen over the past week that he is losing his hair again. He complained about his head being itchy a month ago and I was using Baby Oil on it to help it. I am not sure why, but it is a side effect of the treatments. This phase of his has NOT changed and I am thinking it is just the combination of chemo and maybe the baby hair falling out and the new hair growing in. I do not think it is the later effect, more the chemo. He is okay with it, but of course I worry when he goes back to school next week. Colby has noticed it and mentioned to Nick that he is going bald. I think it is hard for Colby to remember when he was bald. Nick, as usual, just laughs at it and says he is taking his medicine.
We take everything in stride and hopefully will see new growth soon. Take care, Karen

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