SOOO.... Carter still didn't make counts today to start maintenance, but we're not letting that stop us from having a party this weekend! (His ANC needs to be 750 and it was only 500. But all his other counts are up so I think he should be good to go when we go back in on Thursday. Hopefully.) So if you know me, or Carter, or my husband, YOU'RE INVITED!!!! It's gonna be awesome. 5:00 this Saturday at our house. Bring a side dish or appetizer to share and we'll provide the rest. COME CELEBRATE WITH US!!!
And just an FYI, it will be a "Paul and the Dragon" themed party. So come dressed as a dragon... just kidding. But Carter will be squashing his dragon at the party just like Paul does in the movie. If you don't know about the movie, click HERE to read about it. And in case you didn't believe me the first time, let me tell you again: IT'S GONNA BE AWESOME!!!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Chemo Pal to check out Chelsea's Closet.
This time, he got to be an alligator! So cute.
With his Chemo Pal.
I haven't been able to stop smiling all day long. I just can't believe we made it to this point. I am constantly amazed at Carter's maturity, strength, and bravery. He is the most amazing 4 year-old I know. I am so grateful and feel so blessed to be his Mommy. I know we're not done, not even close, but the hardest part is now just a memory. Don't you think this calls for a celebration?!?! We do to :) How about Labor Day weekend? Be there or be square. More details to come but if you're reading this, you're invited.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The silver lining in all this? He still got his chemo yesterday so we're still on schedule. But that's not the best part.... One that he was scheduled to get was PEG-Asparaginase (the leg shots). I was going to wait till they did the shots Monday night before leaving to go home with the two younger kids. The nurse, knowing I was waiting for that, came and told us that they were giving him that drug IV!!!!!! I almost did a back flip right there in the hospital room. No joke. He ended up getting the his medicines Tuesday after all the transfusions were done then we headed home in the afternoon. We're hopeful that this could be his last admission to the hospital. Maintenance is just two weeks away and his counts should stay pretty consistent through-out. So cross your fingers for him!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Last week and this week he's on the Cytarabine which is the one that I have to inject into his port at home for 3 days. That means he has to stay accessed (have a tube coming out of the port in his chest) from Monday to Thursday. He doesn't like it at all and walks like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's quite sad to see, really. But man, he is just such a trooper. He doesn't let it get him down. And you should've seen him when he got accessed yesterday! He didn't even cry a little bit! It was amazing and I continue to be so impressed with my little man.