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, August 31, 2010

First Day of School

I have to start the post with catching up on the weekend. The boys went to Auntie Lisa's for a sleepover (even Tom) and had a great time. Thank you Auntie Lisa. I heard all 3 boys were well behaved and had fun swimming in the lake. Greg & I had some time to and took advantage of the 4-wheeling trails behind our house. We headed out for a 3 hour journey.
Colby & Nick started school today. We were very excited to get them on the bus but also concerned how Nick would handle a full day of school. Last year, he was in the half day kindergarten program and was usually wiped out by the time he got home. Today, everything was fine. The boys are now playing legos and enjoying being inside, away from our heat wave. Greg took Nick to clinic yesterday and his counts were good:
WBC: 3.9
RBC: 10
Plts: 473 - high, not sure why
APC: 2,500
He is scheduled for his 18wk spinal (lumbar puncture) on 9/8. He is not happy that he has to miss school so early in the year but this could be the last one. We have a 3 day school week and then a nice long weekend. Take care.

September is National Childhood Awareness Month. Click on Cancer Facts for information on childhood cancer. There are ways to help out: donate blood and donate platelets. I will try to post more facts throughout the month....