Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2nd Cycle Down...2 to go!

Hello All & Happy New Year! We pray everyone is enjoying the first week of 2009 in good health and great spirits!
Here is my bald, beautiful and very silly baby at the pediatric oncology clinic Monday.

As you know, Elijah's was unable to be admitted for chemotherapy for over a week now due to very low white blood cell counts. Well his counts were high enough to be admitted for his second cycle Monday. We are truly grateful for the fantastic pediatric oncology team at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. A Doctor recommended an anti-nausea/vomiting regimen called BAD-a combination of Benadryl, Ativan, and Dexamethasone. Although he did have some vomiting and nausea today, it was much less than what plagued his little body during the 1st round of chemo. However, the side effects of the steroid (dexamethasone) was unexpected and almost impossible to handle; extreme mood swings and generally inconsolable outbursts. All things considered, he seems to be feeling really good right now which is an absolute Blessing!

2 cycles down...2 more to go!

All of our Love,