Brady had another uneventful round of chemo last night. He slept great all night...what a good boy he is! This round of chemo and the next use different medications, I'm just hoping that he tolerates the next round as well as this one. I can't tell you how amazing his mood is. He is silly, sweet, and just a lot of fun.
We are waiting for him to get his GCFS (Neupogen)shot which will help boost his white blood cells. We will have to continue this shot daily at home until his counts come back up. There is A LOT to learn when you are taking your child home after chemotherapy. We have a great deal of repsonsibility when it comes to changing the dressing around his Broviac, daily flushing his Broviac, giving medications, and eventually drawing blood through the Broviac. I did a few of these things when my mom had cancer, but it sure is different when you are working with a toddler! He doesn't like ANY of it, and it will take two of us to get the job done (one to hold him down and one to get the job done!) The home health nurse will come tomorrow and a few times a week as well. Her job will be to help with caring for the Broviac, drawing blood, and just helping to assess his overall condition.
Right now we are scheduled to be back for Cycle 2 of Chemo on February 24th. I'm realizing what a long process this is going to be. I so desperately want to just fast-forward through this daily grind of treatment and constantly being worried about how he is responding. I want to have xray vision and see inside to know if this tumor is shrinking. The fear and worry creep in during all of these times of waiitng...truly agonizing!
So...we made it through Cycle 1 hospital stay. Brady gets an A+!!! He has even started warming up to some of the nurses and doctors. He is becoming a favorite around here I think (how could they resist?)
We are hoping to be home around dinnertime! Imagine... the 6 of us sitting around the island tonight having dinner...I CAN'T WAIT!