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, July 17, 2010

Camp Sunshine Here We Come

We will be leaving in Sunday for our family vacation to Camp Sunshine. Greg took Nick to clinic yesterday for his 'Monday' chemo. It was only Methotrexate and his counts were good. He will now have a 10 day break (instead of 7) from his chemo. He was hesitant to go yesterday because where his port is located, the area is really sore for him. I guess between going to the ER and clinic over the past 1.5 wks does leave a good black/blue mark on the spot. He is back to himself today and the boys are playing with Michael. I am excited to take a break from blogging, work, and everyday chores for a little bit and just focus on the family time. Take Care. Karen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Back to clinic today

Just when Karen writes that all is cool. Not so much! Nick woke up in the middle of the night and threw up. He had a low grade fever 99.4. He stayed in bed with me and Karen went to the couch. Nick then threw up again at 4am and his fever spiked to 100.3. Nick went back to sleep only to awaken at 5:30 and do it all over again. By 7am he threw up a fourth time and then his temp went to 101. Karen got dressed and brought him to clinic. Thankfully his counts were good. I don't know all of them as Karen just stated that his APC was 6900. He got some antibiotics and two bags of bolus to help make sure he does not become dehydrated and back home they came. Hopefully he gets through this quick and can keep on track so that he can enjoy his vacation next week.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Everything is Cool

Tuesday, July 13, 2010Everything is Cool
It is actually very hot here in MA and we are in need of some rain. I do say cool because Nick is great. He finished his steroids on Sunday morning. He started complaining of a headache, his throat hurting on Saturday afternoon but we believe this is from his 6 yr old molars growing in. His dentist appt. was on Monday and they confirmed that a couple of them are starting to pop through his gums. I am sure it is sensitive and we were able to give him some Tylenol for it. He had a very busy weekend with the Wykoff family in town and the family sleeping at our house for the weekend. We enjoyed the friends coming over to join us on sat. night. All the kids had 4 wheeler rides on Sat. and Sunday.

I took Nick to clinic on Monday. It was very uneventful and the place was quiet. He recieved his Methotrexate and I booked him an appt. for this Friday. We are leaving for Camp Sunshine on Sunday and Nick needed to recieve his next weeks's chemo (Methotrexate only) before we go. On Friday they will access his port, check his counts and if everything is okay give him his dose. He does not mind because he knows we will be able to go on vacation as scheduled and not a day late.