Friday, April 10, 2009

And with that...

...chemo is over! It went VERY well today. And Michael is feeling fine tonight. He and Daddy have been playing games, doing puzzles and we just had a picnic dinner in the living room.

We took a cake as a small Thank You to the staff of 5C including (but certainly not limited to)....


...Dr. Kennedy....


...nurse Sharyle...


...and of course, nurse Jen.

Michael received an Easter basket from Britney and he got to meet the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny was accompanied by the county Sheriff and one of his deputies and they gave each child in the clinic a book and a stuffed bunny.

And although chemo is over, we will be seeing everyone (except the Sheriff and the Easter Bunny) next week. Starting next Friday, Michael will be going to the clinic once a month for 6 months to receive his IV antibiotic. And of course he will still be having his MRI's every 3 months for a while.

Dr. Kennedy wants to leave Michael's port in for 6 to 12 months to be sure that he doesn't need chemo again. She said 30% of the children that go through the chemo regimen Michael just finished, don't ever have to have chemo again. The other 70% - well, you know. Let's hope that Michael is in the 30% pool. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, JoAnne.

P.S. I almost forgot to share our GREAT news - I spoke to Dr. Wang's office today and there was no seizure activity during Michael's EEG. Yeah!!! Let's hope that I can convince Dr. Wang to let us try taking Michael off of the Tegretol when we see him next month.

5 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Praise God!!!! Way to go lil buddy...you are my hero!...you too Mom...smiles.... Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to hear Michael has finished his treatment. I stumbled on this blog by accident while researching Carbo/vcr treatment. My 11 year old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor 2.5 years ago. Last year it started to grow, they did the biopsy and found it was a Low grade brain stem glioma. He has 11 more treatments. I will prayer for your wonderful little boy and pray both boys are in the 30% category. God Bless YOU, Michael and your entire family - Diane

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Hi there- I hope little Michael is feeling good this weekend. And so happy he got to visit with the Easter bunny, too! What a tough little guy. My prayers are very much with you. I have 3 sons and would not know what to do - other than "lean up". Have a great weekend!
~Misti

Lisa said...

I hope things are still going well, glad to hear all this terrific news indeed!

Shannon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your little boy is amazing. Praise the Lord that Chemo is over.