A Break

A Break PostHappy Independence Day!One week from today, Shane will be one. It is so bittersweet. I haven’t posted in awhile because we have been enjoying some family time after his last chemo session. Shane gets two weeks off (no chemo, just blood counts). We went to CHOP last Wednesday and after talking with his doctors, we went home and returned the next day. He had a bone marrow biopsy Thursday and then completed his last 3 drug chemo treatment of Round 1. We left late Friday since he has to wait 24 hours to receive a shot that boosts his white blood cell count.This Wednesday we went in for his blood counts and wound up staying from 9:30 until 4:30 because he needed a blood transfusion. Yes, it takes that long. His big brother came along and we were a bit thrown off by having to stay, but Chase did great. He helped Shane cruise around the clinic and met new friends along the way. He did some canvas painting and participated in CHOP’s new Sibology program. Shane looks great. I admit he was looking pale and we started to call him “powder.” The transfusion brought some color back to his cheeks and more energy, if that is even possible.We got good news from the biopsy and Shane will continue with his same chemotherapy schedule at the same dosage. We are still in discussions with doctors as to any more changes in his treatment for Round 2.

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