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

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of Preschool & PCMC Today

 We are all amazed at how different Ty looks lately.  He is all grown up!!
He's so patient with my picture taking!
 Getting ready for his first day of Preschool!!
 And here we are!  He is in a small class taught in a home.  We thought that would be the perfect situation for him and so thankful we found the right place!
 We picked him up from preschool, picked out a pokie prize from the store and headed to PCMC.
 Whew! Dad got to come this time!!  Playing Lego Batman
 The IV ninjas used a new thing that numbs the area right before they put in the IV.  Ty said it didn't hurt so that was a bonus!  He got his pokie prize anyway, he knew exactly what he wanted this time cause his cousins had some when we were camping...we opened up his new lightning Mcqueen fishing pole after he held really still for his pokie...
 And he promptlly started 'fishing' for stuff in the hallway of the clinic.  I think he caught a couple of nurses.  The nurses even commented on how different and grown up he looks.
 Had to stop and fish in the lobby too
 It was a quick visit to the clinic but must have wore him out...or maybe it was the preschool then trip to PCMC combo.  They took some blood for counts, his oncologist checked him over, he got his poison injection and we left.  I'm sure Ty (and dad) wanted to play a little more Lego Batman...and mom wouldn't have minded chatting with some cancer buddy moms back in infusion...but getting some lunch and going home was more tempting.
Good News!!!  Weight: 16.9!!  (37lbs)  He gained 2 lbs this month and finally made it back to diagnosis weight.  He also measured at 97cm!  Yay!  His counts look great (a little too great since his chemo is supposed to keep his ANC down a bit).  HCT 34.2, WBC 3.7, PLTS 229, ANC 1.7 or 1700. A normal kid's ANC would be between 1500 and 8500 so since he has reached 'normal' they will probably up his chemo pills dose at the next appt if it is still in that range.  They want to keep it a little below 1500 to make it so the Leukemia doesn't come back.
Having a late TV night since there was a nap...Good Night!!  Still loving maintenance!  Next month he gets a port (central line) put back in.  They might also up his doses of chemo pills since his counts were up to normal this month, and he will be back on steroids...yucky.  We are praying that all of that goes smoothly.  Probably will be skipping preschool that week but that's okay, we are just glad he is well enough to go!  So Thankful!!

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