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.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Week Off

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Today starts a week of NO CHEMO, PTL. He has to get his counts up before we start the next phase, so this week is to help him build up. They have to be at 750 for him to be able to start the next phase on Thursday.

We'll really need your prayers for this phase. It has a few new chemos, and is pretty intense. It will last for 45 days, so keep Gabey in your requests to God during that time. It's his last intensive treatment, and after that, we get to move on to Maintenance, which will last for about 3 years.

Gabey has been feeling GREAT! We've had a fabulous month. I'm so grateful. He lost all his weight, and looks soooo cute. LOL. He's got tons of energy, and STILL has his hair!! PTL!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Made Me Proud Today

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Easy appointment today, just blood checks.
Gabey was so surprising when the nurse put the "clippey" in!
He closed his eyes, and stayed quiet and still, and just let her do it!
I think it just has to do with what his mood is, I see a lot of different reactions from him. I'm glad today was so great though.

We don't know the counts yet, I'm sure they're still low.

Next week, we don't have to take him in, and we will start next thursday, a week rest from chemo.

The Thursday after that, the end of August will start our next phase... as long as his ANC counts are over 750. I'm praying we keep on schedule, because the Lord has worked it out that we'll be in a rest period between "delayed intensification" and "maintenance" when the baby's due. That would be a big load off, to have a few weeks of rest while the baby's being born.

Friday, August 3, 2007

"I'm an Excellent Doctor!"

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Gabey has been playing with his Dr. kit. We pretend to do the clippey on his toys, and he does exams on me, and i do them on him. he has a blood pressure monitor, a stethoscope, a pretend bandage, a medicine syringe, and an ear nose throat monitor.
he goes through the whole routine with me....
and just now, he said...."I'm an Excellent Doctor!"

God has just blessed sooo much this month. Gabey is feeling so well.
The appointment yesterday went well. His Lp went smoothly, and he woke up right away. He was still feeling the "happy juice" so he was a little goofball.

Afterwards, we went back upstairs to get his other chemo, and he played with the nurses, and on the train table.
We have next week off, and then the week after that is just bloodwork. Thank you Lord for giving us this wonderful rest.