Week 4

Week 4 PostWow, what a day! Thanks to the article on Philly.com and its writer Lauren Mennen, Shane has a voice. It outlines his cancer and the lack of funding for pediatric cancer so well and we couldn’t be more pleased. The response from the readers has been amazing too, so thank you. Thank you again to all those who donated. We are still slowly getting back to each of you. We sincerely appreciate your support and your words of encouragement! We are on day 2 of our 5 day treatment. Yesterday was extremely long and draining. There were so many people in clinic yesterday and no beds were available, so we began his treatment as an outpatient. We arrived at 9:30 and left at 5:30. It’s like a full time job. Shane did amazing, but he had some side effects to the treatment. Today, they admitted us so they can control the effects and keep him hydrated. This chemo drug puts children Shane’s age in a grey area because while the side effects can be managed, he is still so little that it can become serious. With that said, he is being managed well and is doing it with a smile! Chase came to check things out since he has had a lot of questions and anxiety about what is happening with Shane. I wish I had a picture of the two of them, but I was honestly just enjoying the love on each other’s faces. Chase did awesome and I know Shane was thrilled to have him here. We will be here until Friday and then back to “normal” life!

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