Gabey D. is our wonderful firstborn son. He was diagnosed with A.L.L (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) in May 2007, and has been going through a 3 1/2 year chemo treatment. We are trusting God, and believe He will show Himself Mighty.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Interim Maintenance

We had a nice, easy appointment today. Gabey's counts were just high enough to start on the next phase in his treatment. He's still neutropenic- 810.

This phase is called Interim Maintenance, and it's actually quite a break from the other phases. It will last for the next 2 months.

He had a treatment of Vincristine through his tubey today, and he'll be starting on an oral Methotrexate one day a week, and some more Decadron for a few days at a time. He'll still be taking his 6-MP, and other regular meds, but other than that there aren't any other treatments. He'll have one LP next month, and that's it. We'll still go in for checks on his blood, and height and weight, but it will be a lot more relaxed than the other phases.

Praise the Lord, for getting us to this phase. He is so good to us.

I just love all the doctors and nurses at CC. They all come into the "train room" and visit with him and play with him. Even on days that they aren't working with him, they'll still make a point to stop and talk to him. He's been so good. He goofs off with them, and makes me so proud to be his mom. They always are so shocked to hear him say his "may I" "no thank you" and other polite phrases. I LOVE it. He's a good boy, and I'm so glad that he's making a positive impact on the workers there.

The nurse said today..."You need to make 12 more of him." (shari's BEAMING!)

Gabey's been making crafts for the Dr.s and nurses!
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Our good friend, Miss Jen, one of Gabey's nurses.
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One of our awesome Doctors, Holly.
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Happymama said...

He is so cute, Shari. LOL I could just squeeze him! ;)

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Gabey is looking great ~ I'm glad his treatments are going well.

((hugs)) ~ jenb