Today was a long but promising day at the clinic. We arrived around 8am due to the horrible Houston traffic. James was a little monster because he couldn't eat or drink until we knew what we were going to be doing. Everything today hinged on his counts. I am pleased to report his bone marrow is working very hard and he was able to start maintenance. His hemoglobin was 10.6, his platelets 465000, and his ANC 1400 which was enough for him to get his LP and all his chemo-and yes we are back on the steroid for 5 days!!!
James,of course, was a little champion by the time everything was done. We had to wait for his oral chemo to be compounded so he put on a show for the employees of the pharmacy. In fact he went up to a man in line and stuck up his arms for him to hold him-what can I say the kid has no fear!
Please pray for us especially for the next 5 days. You have been with us long enough to know steroids are no fun for anyone. Pray that he will have minimal side effects from all the chemo he had today. Also pray that his liver would be protected. We are back on the chemo(methotrexate) that caused his enzymes to get really high. Also I got a tentative end date-September 2010-please continue to walk with us down this long road ahead.
Some more good news--they don't want to see James back in the clinic for 2 weeks. I might go through withdrawal---just kidding!