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, November 27, 2012

Clinic today

Ty is still doing awesome!! 
 He still likes to take a few breaks in the day and sit on my lap and watch tv for 'snuggles' but he has enough energy to tackle his brother the rest of the time
 Lots and lots of hair!  See his port? it sticks way out this time
He had a CBC again the week of Thanksgiving and his counts were still great! I was surprised that his ANC was the same as the week before: Nov 19th, WBC 2.9, HGB 11.7, HCT 35.4, PLT 269, ANC 1400.  Since his counts were good we had a great Thanksgiving with lots of cousins!
 Slurping his Icee & playing DS on our way to PCMC for his clinic appt today...He played Madagascar on the playstation again just like last time, and just like last time didn't want to leave when we were all done. He just got a CBC and Vincristine today.  I didn't take any pics this time, it is so routine it seems like I take the same pics every time, throwing coins in the fountain and playing video games.
 We went to ICS for a few after his appt to visit another Idaho Fighter who is inpatient right now. It was fun to visit for a few minutes even though Tyson kept whispering in my ear "can we go now?"  He didn't like being there very much. 
We also got to see one of our favorite ICS nurses Kathy.  Ty had her at diagnosis and when he was 'in' for his fungus.  My oldest knows her from camp Hobe and calls her 'Eisenhowa' cause she has an awesome accent.
His counts today surprised us a little because he was doing so well: WBC 2.2, HCT 33.4, PLT 259, ANC 600!  So they lowered his dose of 6mp (oral chemo) from 1/2 pill 7 days a week to 1/2 pill 4 days a week but kept him on his one pill of methotrexate a week. 

His rash hasn't been as bad lately and since he starts steroids today for his 5 day stint he shouldn't have a rash for a few days.  I was right, his doc said steroids are great for rashes so that's why it cleared up last month.  See the brown on his front teeth? Those are calcifications I think they are called, he bumped them when they were growing in and it caused brown thingys.  I took this right before we went into the dentist to have the big one fixed along with a chipped filling.  He got a pokie prize.
We've had a couple of coughers in the house lately so hopefully we can keep the germs at bay while Ty's counts go up a little hopefully... now that he will be on a little less chemo. 
Thanks for dinner!  It is so nice, (especially when we have these appointments later in the day so he can still go to preschool), that I don't have to worry about what my kids are going to have for dinner.  They love chicken noodle soup!
 Thanks for checking in!  Life gets a little more normal each day and I get a little less crazy...hmmmm that might be why some germs made their way into our house though, maybe I need to go germ freak again.
Oops...I forgot to put his height and weight... 99cm!!  he is growing!!  and 17.7kg which is almost 39 lbs!!

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