Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Round 2 is complete!!!

Carter received his last dose of chemo for round 2 on Monday!!!! And I got to talk with Carter's attending physician. We haven't been on the same schedule as him for about a month and a half so it was good to talk with him again. I think I've mentioned this before, but I really like him. I got a "road map" of this next round. It's called "Interim Maintenance" and it will last 8 weeks as long as there's no delays for low counts. As I said last week, Carter will be admitted to the hospital every two weeks to get High-dose Methotrexate. In order to start this round and before each additional hospital admission his ANC has to be at least 750 and platelets 75,000. His counts are still pretty low right now. White blood cell count of 400 with ANC of 0. Hemoglobin 6 and platelets 63,000. Round 3 is scheduled to start a week from tomorrow so he has that long for his numbers to recover. I also might be taking him in tomorrow to get more blood. His counts are right on the border of needing a transfusion but they should only be getting better now since he's not getting chemo. The doctor told me to just see how he does these next couple days and call if he's really tired or just not himself. Yesterday and today, he's been exhausted. I'm thinking I'll call this afternoon for an appointment tomorrow. Other than that, not much to report.

I'll leave you with this video. This is Carter's favorite song right now: "Families Can Be Together Forever". It's churchy. If you're not interested in that, then just watch Jude in the background and have a good laugh :)

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This song is very close to our hearts and I love hearing him sing it.

7 comments:

  1. That video is precious! I love how Jude pipes in every once in awhile. You guys are amazing. Keep up the good fight. :)

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  2. What a great singer, love to see him so happy...see you soon.

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  3. What a sweetheart!!! Keep fighting Carter! Thinking of you guys often. Please let us know if we can every help.

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  4. This video brought a few tears to my eyes. I love that little boy! Well, really, I love all of you and I'm very excited to see you this Saturday!

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  5. thanks for the warning of tears ;) that was sooo cute! My boys came RUNNING over to see who was singing the family song, as they call it. Carter looks great!

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  6. love that video. Thank you for sharing that with us! Love you Bin and I am praying for you.

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