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, October 12, 2007

Full Steam Ahead!! PTL!

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Yesterday, we went to the doctor's and Gabey's counts were up to 2000! more than high enough to start the next treatment. God is so good!

It was a long day, but it went by very well. Gabey was so good, and we kept ourselves occupied quite nicely. We had to be admitted to finish our IV. The one chemo that he got yesterday sticks to the bladder, so they had to put Gabey on IV liquids to make sure everything was flushing well. That took longer than expected after the LP, so we just went up to a hospital room until it was done. It had to be at a certain level before they could give the chemo, and then he had to be on the IV liquids for 4 hours after the treatment. I was so happy to find out that they gave the Ara-C chemo through his line too, so he didn't have to get a shot yesterday. WOHOOO.

God is so wonderful. This day was the day I was dreading for a long time, and the Lord made it go so well. Gabey got sick to his stomach on the way home last night, and threw up, but other than that he seemed to feel fine the whole day, and is doing great today.

So, now that we are going ahead, Gabey will get a new oral chemo called TG (i can't spell the medical name, lol.) and he will get an Ara-C shot tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night. He's not upset at all though, because he's looking forward to the cars that we bought him for each shot. He'll be on the same routine next week, and just go in for counts, and the Ara- C in his tubey.

Awake and playing after his LP in the OR
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Amusing ourselves while waiting in the hospital room.
We played with ice from the ice machine.
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Video of the fun with ice.

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