Thursday, April 23, 2009
Bearclaws and Bacon... Day 162 23APR09
Joshua went to the clinic this morning and qualified without a hitch with an ANC of 1004. Joshua is back on the plan.
While he was waiting for his chemo he got hungry so Renee and him walked over to the cafeteria at the hospital. What glorious and nutritious meal did Joshua pick out to slake his hunger? A bearclaw and a handful of bacon, that's what he choose. Good thing his cholesterol is ok. But hey, when you are a kid with cancer things are just a little more flexible. I am just glad he is eating and not having any problems right now. A least it wasn't bacon dipped in chocolate.
After a little wait he got his last round of chemo for this phase of treatment. He is doing okay so far; he got hydrocortisone before the chemo which may help keep him from getting a fever in response to the methotrexate. As he went to bed tonight he was cool and feeling pretty good. The real test will be what his temperature is in the morning when he wakes up. In the past his fever has started the next day and slowly ramped up throughout the day. We are really hoping that the new meds will keep this from happening.
He is done with interim maintenance and we will start delayed intensification, providing he qualifies, on May 6, Renee's birthday. Not the best present...