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.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hello. We have been very busy lately with seeing friends and families. There are always parties and playdates to keep up with. We love the chaos around this time of year and the boys are really getting into Christmas. It is easy to remember that 2 years ago we celebrated Christmas at home, just the family and the next day Nick spiked a fever and we were in the hospital until New Year's. At this time, he was also going through radiation. We passed up on many invitatios to keep Nick safe and away from too many germs. It feels good this year to let our guard down (some) and not hesitate to go places and to see Santa.
As we are in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, The Shannon Family would like to thank all of our family, friends, nieghbors, co-workers and clinic moms who have stood by us for the past couple of years. You know who you are and we are greatful to have you in our lives. You were there for us when we needed Colby picked up from the bus stop because Nick was in the ER. You were there to just check-in on us or bring us a meal. Even the days when I did not feel like talking to anybody or leaving Nick while he was home sick.... you stilled called and never gave up on us. Nick is our hero and we know how many fans he has.
Next Thursday will be the Spinal (Lumbar Pucture) and bone aspiriation (they go into the hip bone for this). He will probably be sore from the aspiriation but he will not be getting any chemo, which is great. We do not have a port removal date with the surgeon yet, but will book that next week as well. Take Care, Karen