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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Back on Chemo

 Pokie prize!!  Ty got a couple sets of goo goo eyes for his pokie prize.  He got a CBC last night.  His home health nurse came and pulled the blood from his arm and it worked great, he flinched a little but that was it. (CBC counts the different types of cells in your blood and tells us all kinds of things, like whether or not he can go back on his chemo pills).  Good news is his ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is high enough to go back on chemo.  His oncologist is being super conservative.  He will be on 1/2 6mp (mercaptopurine) pill every other night and 1 mtx (methotrexate) every Thursday.  To put that into perspective, a normal protocol for him would be 1 6mp daily and 5 mtx pills every Thursday.  They keep cutting it and cutting it, hoping they can keep his ANC around a steady 1000 but so far each time he is on his chemo pills his ANC hits zero in about 3 weeks. In the mean time, he's had fun being off of his chemo.
He got a new port from some friends.  It is a super cool port that sticks to his shirt and makes ironman-esq sounds, but we think it is pretty sweet...much less painful to attach than a real one. 
 Ty can't have cookie dough cause when you are neutropenic you shouldn't have raw eggs.  He was helping me make cookies and trying to sneak tastes of the dough so I made him an egg free batch.  Let's just say it didn't last long.
 Ty got 4 new cousins this year and he LOVES holding babies.  With some cousins in town today he spent most of the day holding and playing with the babies.  He even made his baby girl cousin laugh.
 Baby girl cousin
 Nother baby boy cousin.
He loves helping out and doing 'normal' things. (Well, ok, he loves helping out when it's his idea and it sounds like fun...that's 'normal' right?).  Fertilizing the plants (and Ryan's socks) in the garden.
For my records: ANC 900, WBC 3.1, HCT 39.9, HGB 12.3, PLTS 346. 
Thanks for the prayers, love, and concern. We have so much to be thankful for! Life is good!

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