We just got back from another clinic visit. Carter's blood counts are looking great. In fact, the doctor came in with the print out and said, "These counts look, well, amazing. I don't know that I've ever seen such good counts at this point in treatment before." So I politely informed him that my son is amazing and he should just get used to seeing amazing things from him :) They ran another CBC just to be sure the numbers were correct and they came back even better the 2nd time! You better watch your back, cancer!! (white blood cells: 3600 ANC: 2800 Hemoglobin: 9.6 Platelets: 219,000)
Carter also got a Chemo Pal today! He was very nice and he's been a chemo pal to a few other little boys in the past. He brought all sorts of games and toys to play with. He was able to cheer Carter up after his port access (which went pretty well today) with a 3-D dinosaur puzzle. I think this will be really good for Carter. Hopefully, it will give him something else to look forward to on clinic days. A few minutes into The Very Hungry Caterpillar game, it was time to head back over to that stupid sedation room. I'm so sick of sedations! But this was the last one for at least a month. Carter did NOT want to take his sleepy medicine today. He asked me if he could just take a nap without getting the medicine. That wouldn't work very well, so they gave him the medicine and it took a little longer than usual for him to go limp in my arms. After it was over, the sedation doctor told me that she had to give him extra medicine today because he was fighting it so hard. Silly stubborn little boy. Then he was so asleep that it took a while for the nurse to wake him up. He slept the whole way home and has just been laying on the couch since we've been here. That extra medicine really wiped him out, I guess.