Chocolate cake on his face and a new airplane toy
Then we had to go down and pick up some meds from the pharmacy. We stopped by the fish tank and read a few books while we waited for it to be ready.
He wanted Carl's Jr's chicken stars and a milkshake for lunch so we picked some up on the way home. He put the straws in like this and told me it was so we could both drink at the same time :)
We played outside, went to the store, visited the fish hatchery, had waffles for dinner, and watched the rest of the 4th Shrek movie. The day ended well despite it's rough start.
Here's a list of the medicines he'll be getting this round. He's had some before. The ones he hasn't had are very similar to ones he has.
Vincristine - he's had this one every round so far
Peg-Asparaginase - leg shots, had first two rounds
Cyclophosphamide - all day clinic visit, has had before
Cytarabine - I inject into his port at home for 3 days, has had before
Intrathecal Methotrexate - into spinal fluid, has had last two rounds
Dexamethasone - steroid, similar to Prednisone, some say it has stronger side effects
Doxorubicin - very similar to daunorubicin which he's had before
Thioguanine - I forgot to ask him about this since he won't get it til next month but I think it's similar to the Mercaptapurine that he's had before
He got Vincristine, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Doxorubicin, and Dexamethasone today. He'll be on the steroids for a week then a week off then a week on again. He'll get the leg shots on Monday, the Vincristine and Doxo again on Thursday. A week after that he'll get them again and that will be the last of the Doxo. Yay, that one sucks. Next month is more craziness and I'm too tired to tell you about it now, you'll have to wait :) Lots of drugs, lots of clinic visits, and like we tell Carter, it will all make his "dragon" smaller and smaller and smaller until he can finally squoosh it. I think we'll have a giant party for that...
His blood counts, if you're curious, are looking awesome. White blood cell 3700, ANC 1500, hemoglobin 12.8, and platelets 396,000. I kept forgetting to post them for all of last round but they were always pretty similar to his - didn't fluctuate much. They will start to go down again soon with all this medicine they're pumping into his veins.
Carter is the srongest 4 year-old I know!