Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


 Twin baldies...I cut all of Brady's hair off the other day and as soon as Ty saw him he wanted his head shaved too. 
Ty likes having a bald head.  He could feel the spikeys today on his head and asked me to cut it again. : )  He had his CBC yesterday so we could see if it was time to put him back on his chemo pills.  The answer is nope.  WBC 2.6, ANC 600, PLTS 251, HCT 30.6, HGB 10.9.  So everything has improved a little, but his ANC is barely above what it was last week.  We were surprised cause he hasn't had any chemo now for three weeks.  He will go a whole month without chemo by the time we head down for his appointment next week.  Then he will get vincristine again and start on dex again, but I guess they want his ANC to be 1000 before they start him back up on half dose of the daily chemo pills 6mp and the weekly MTX pills.  I don't think it is really the best case scenario for him to be off chemo for so long, but since he has to be we will enjoy the break!  His onc told us he has the best chances if he can take at least 95% of the pills he is supposed to take, she was telling us that so we would be vigilant in getting him his pills and not missing days, but it does make me wonder what being off them for a full month will do.  Not worried though, whatever happens happens and we can only do what we can do and leave the rest to Higher powers.  I'm betting that with his ANC so low for so long that just means the chemo is still doing its job even though he's not currently taking it.  He is still holding it in as long as possible cause it hurts to poop, and his lips are still giving him a little trouble, but other than that he is doing great!  Life is good! : )

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