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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last Back Poke!

 The new entrance to Primary Children's...Ty's mask was bugging him today
 And what it looks like right when you walk in
 Ty found a craft in the waiting room, this is the Hem/Onc clinic, there are private rooms along that hall and one other hall, and then in the back is a big room with lots of chairs.  They call it infusion cause that's where we go to get IV chemo.

 He played video games while he got his Vincristine
 And then we headed over to the sedation suite for his LAST BACK POKE!!!!
 A back poke is a lumbar puncture where they take some spinal fluid out and put methotrexate (chemo) in so they make sure and get any leukemia cells that might be hiding in the central nervous system.  During maintenance he gets them every three months so this was his last one.  We are excited to reach this milestone, it takes us one step closer to being done with treatment!
Ty is super sweet when he is coming off sedation, he gives lots of kisses and wants to hold hands. 
He lost some weight, like half a poundish I guess and grew a tiny bit.  Weight: 20.4kg (almost 45lbs) Height: 108.5cm, WBC 2.7, ANC 1200, HGB 11.3, HCT 33.4, PLTS 306  That's really close to what he was two weeks ago when we did a CBC here. 5/12/14: WBC 3.0, ANC 1200, HGB 11.7, HCT 38.3, PLTS 269  So all of his doses stay the same.  He is on 1/2 (25mg) 6mp 4 days a week and 1 MTX pill once a week.  He starts steroids and the great news about that is this is his second to last steroid pulse!! Soooo as long as he doesn't relapse in the next few years (fingers crossed) he is ALMOST DONE!!!  He has one more treatment and takes his at home chemo pills until July 19th.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Tyson should choose what we do for the reunion that day! For sure we need to partay!