Reincarnated As A Mother

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Countdown to the Counts

I'll get the news out of the way.
Boy Wonder did not make counts.
He was up from last week to 380... but nowhere near the 750 he needs to
start Chemo again.
I have to admit, I wasn't too surprised.
At least we had our great "date" Colleen Riggs to keep us company.
Somehow, she makes trips to get blood draws and meet with the doc... an excuse to party.
Here she is dancing with Keanut in the waiting area.

We met with Dr. Hansen and his fabulous nurse, Heather to
go over the plan for the next few months and to try and understand
why Kean's protocol changed and we will now be entering
Delayed Intensification instead of Maintenance.
We didn't get any real clear answers... other than the brain trust of
Cancer docs feel another round of D.I. can only help boost his "outcome".
 Of course, the minute we got his numbers back, we started shoveling
food down the ol' hatch.  I think that's the worst part of these little trips...
having to have the boy fast.
 The best part of today was running into these two- -
Audrey and her mom, Amy.
They are our friends we met last time we were in the hospital.
Audrey has Down syndrome too and just like Kean, was diagnosed with A.L.L. exactly one
month before her third birthday.
She's been having a pretty rough go of things until recently,
but she seems to be doing better.
It looks like we will both be having our Chemo days on Tuesdays,
so we hope to run in to them quite often.