Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Yesterday marked six months since diagnosis. I informed Spencer of this landmark and he nonchalantly looked up from his computer game and said, with eyebrows raised, "really? It doesn't seem like that long." What an awesome kid. This has by far been THE LONGEST six months of my life and he was amazed at how fast it has gone by. Maybe all of the drugs he has been on have helped him get through a little better and a little faster! So be it. Six months ago today I was on the phone with doctors, hospital registration, surgery registration, preparing for his biopsy the following day. Six months ago tomorrow we started this blog and we are now so thankful to all of you who so supportively follow us and have acted in service to us. Six months. Half of a year. We are ALMOST at our half way point. We have had a few set backs pushing our treatment time back, but we are just so thankful for his progressing health. We are in week 22 of 54 of treatment. We have four more weeks of clinic chemo, then eight weeks of inpatient chemo every other week, followed by eight more weeks of a new inpatient chemo every two weeks, and then it is clinic chemoes from there on out. I am hopeful in a more successful school year, with a lot more attendance. I am really hoping to keep up on homework and projects and would love for him to be able to do the science fair. I don't want to miss out on anything. Before I know it he will be going to junior high! This has been a hell of a year and we definitely started this new decade off on a crazy foot but nothing will knock us down and we are prepared to begin this next year with strength and optimism. I cannot wait to blog six months from now, approaching our last chemoes! On an ending note I realized I never blogged the latest updates on his progression! We made such a big deal about it on Facebook and I neglected you, so sorry! The bone scan results showed no more lesions on his skull, meaning that the tumor has rescinded from the base of his skull, it is continuing to shrink in size and our oncologist was more than happy to give us this news! Prayers are being answered!
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