Friday, March 28, 2014

Last in-hospital chemo done!

Yesterday will go down in history!  Carter had his last dose of Vincristine through his port and Intrathecal Methotrexate in his spinal fluid.  And his port is a thing of the past!


Getting ready for his last port access


 Success!



You are seeing his last dose of chemo through his port!



The nurses sang to him and gave him all sorts of fun stuff.



video

He got to ring the bell!!!!  (sorry it's sideways...)







A few minutes before surgery.


Waking up from surgery.
The surgeon said everything went well, although the port was pretty stuck in there with lots of scar tissue.  He had to make a second incision to get it all out.


Then they had to do an xray to make sure it was all out.  He was not feeling so great after the surgery.  Pain, nausea, etc.  His oxygen level kept dropping so we had to stay a little longer til it stabilized.


Getting oxygen


Finally feeling ok.  He took a nap in the hospital, another in the car on the way home, and went to bed early.  He's feeling great today!  17 more days and he's all done with chemo!  It was a long and emotional day and we're glad it's over.  Here's to a wonderfully bright future for our amazing boy!