Thursday, August 30, 2012
Dad is home now with the twins from their big adventure at the beach with the family. It is really nice to be able to have them entertained really well by a big adventure while he is in the hospital. I think that is the key to them not missing us as much. Cameron was soooo happy to see Daddy, brother & sister. There were lots of hugs! All 3 kids tucked into their beds=happy mommy!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
It sure is nice to be home!!! No tubes to worry about or IV pole to chase around. Best of all no beeping machines :) It sure makes me appreciate being home!!! He did great on the drive home :) Thank you sooooo much Johanna for helping out with the animals!! I loved the sweet signs for us!!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
His fever stopped & we are going home first thing in the morning!!!! Yayyy! The next time we come up here is kind of a big deal (in a good way). Since it will be his last scheduled in-patient chemo he gets a "graduation gift" a cake & an autographable congratulations sign on his door! Awww! It will be his first landmark met in all of this :) Whew! His little friend Collin "graduated" today & he was super cute & very proud! It is sad to see the new friends go, but happy too! Thank you Rachel!! :)
Friday, August 24, 2012
He had some nausea last night & this morning even though he had all of his anti-nausea meds. Gotta love the 3am run downstairs to do laundry :) They have a free laundry room for the families. It is nice to be able to clean up here & be back to clean & cozy! Other than the nausea he is doing great!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
So, I thought this "Interim Maintenance" phase was supposed to be the hardest on him but I was corrected today. Once we finish this phase we move on to "Delayed Intensification" for 57 days, and then its "Maintenance" phase. I was told today that "delayed intensification" is the one final blast to the cancer so it is considered the hardest phase on the kids from what his doctor said. I wasn't excited to hear this, but I guess its better to know what he will be up against. She said he is responding extremely well and he may just surprise us all in the next phase too! :) I like that!!
Cameron's spinal tap went really well. He woke up nicely from it, had some lunch and is all settled in for the next round! On the drive up here I saw the Dornbecher's "Panda Team" ambulance flying down the freeway in the opposite direction. It made my heart beat faster and a little sick to my stomach to think another child needs it. I can't believe that at one time, they were zooming down the freeway for our little Cameron. We are just so lucky it was caught so quickly. Thank you again for all of your love, prayers & support!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Yayyy! He passed his blood test this morning so we are off to Dornbechers tomorrow morning! His ANC# (resistance to infection) was 1200!! It had to be 750 or higher. He will have only 1 more mandatory admission for chemo after this! Whaa hooo!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 22nd is the next time we will try with a blood test to see if Cameron passes his ANC# of 750 or higher to have the 3rd of 4 planned admissions to the hospital for the high dose Methotrexate & spinal tap with Methotrexate in his spine as well. This will put us at day 29 of 64. Whew! We are almost through this 64 day phase of treatment!! Go Cam go!! So far off & on we have had a total of 20 overnight stays in the hospital! Not bad!! :)
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
We are home!!! Yayyy! Yesterday he woke up at 8am went back to sleep at 10am, then woke up again at 3pm. He refused to eat until 4pm but now he is back in action!! The doctors said it was due to the double the regular dose of fluids to clear his irritated kidneys. They are back in the range that they want them to be now. He is back to being the silly,goofy boy again!! Yayyyy!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The rumor is we get to go home Sunday around 5-ish!! Yayyy! Good news is always good! We have his nausea under control, pain under control and his labs look pretty good! The pain team stopped by and increased his plan of attack. He had great day! The only bump was when he pulled his "tube" out, but he get to wear a cool new vest & 3 safety pins instead of 2! Our little Houdini...they said active 2 year olds tend to pull them out regularly! Developmentally he is right on track!!! :)
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Yayyy! He passed his blood test today! His ANC# was 900 and it had to be 750 or higher!! Go Cam Go!!!!! We check in at Dornbechers at 9am tomorrow morning for high dose Methotrexate & Vinchristine. Hopefully we should be home around Sunday!! Thank you for all of your prayers, love & support!! :)
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Cameron is doing pretty well so far! He isn't eating much but he is in good spirits! The no eating was to be expected from what the doctors said when we were released. So far no mouth sores yet! He looks a little pale but he still has energy! I am happy with this round of chemo so far. His brother & sister turned 4 yesterday and he is getting really good at singing Happy Birthday!! He is also mastering "itsy bitsy spider" too..."Watch, mommy watch" then the"itsy bitsy spider" again & again & again!!! I have never been so happy to hear a song a million times!! :)