Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Skyler had clinic again today.  He had to get ARA-C and a lumbar puncture.  This was the fastest clinic we have had that involved the "sleeping medicine"  They had the chemo ready for him when we got there and it was just a quick push and then we went down to RTU for the LP.  He was a champ down in RTU and woke up alot better this time.  The only set back was a huge headache from the zofran he got before his chemo.  It was supposed to be a slow push over five minutes, but when the nurse turn around to get the flushes ready Skyler "accidentally" pushed the rest in really fast.  I say accidentally because he wont tell us if he pushed it in on purpose or not....silly boy.  He felt really bad though when he realized that wasnt a good thing to do.  Because it went in so fast though he got a really bad headache, but other than that things went really well today.
Skyler was hit hard last week with chemo but so far he hasnt had any bad side effects.  This has been such a blessing because he usually gets really sick with the combination he got.  He hasnt thrown up at all yet and has been eating like crazy.  I really hope this week goes as smoothly.  Also, the results came back from the bone marrow aspirate and biopsy and everything looks good, no bad guys as we call it!!! He said the other day "I have superhero good guys in my body that are getting all the bad guys"  He says the cutest things alot.  Another cute thing he whispered to me was "When Im 8 I dont think Ill have cancer anymore and that will be a happy day!"  A funny thing was "I sure dont want to be a doctor anymore so I dont have to pull out yucky central lines...gross"  Things are going so well right now and I couldnt be happier about it.  I love seeing Skyler happy and playing with toys instead of sick on the couch or in a hospital bed.  Thank you for all your prayers, we sure have felt them.

4 comments:

ana said...

So glad to hear he's doing better!!! He is getting closer and closer to maintenance, he will have a little more normalcy then, and less hospital visits!!!!

Erin said...

I hope this week's ARA-C goes as well as last week. Yay for no "bad guys".

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

I'm so happy you are having good days! It's still sad to me all those treatments are involved - but so happy he is handling them better!!!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Yay!!! so glad to hear things are going so well :) My kids will be so excited to hear that Super Skyler's good guys are fighting the bad guys!! WOOP! We continue to pray for you and Skyler... We have become quite fond of this little special guy :)
Kelly and kids