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, March 20, 2009

Decadron Stinks! LOL!

As Gabey gets older, the steroid that he's on every month, has started to affect him more and more. He acts like he has PMS. It's been really hard to stay calm and not get upset with him. His emotions are in high gear. He's been obsessed with a Hot Wheels game we have on the Wii, and he gets so upset while he's playing it, and freaks out when we tell him to stop the game. Everything makes him cry, and he's getting angry more now too.
This month, he has wanted to eat "grass bread" all the time... the garlic texas toast we have. He ate it for every meal one day. His lips are a bit chapped though, so he's not eating the salty stuff like he wants, because it hurts his lips.

His nails have done ok, only 2 of them have actually started to fall off. I've been putting bandages on them, so they won't catch on anything. The one came totally off, and chrissy cut it off the rest of the way.

His counts were high for months and months, and then this month, the high doses of chemo, and getting sick with a bug drove his counts down to 360. They took him off chemo for 2 weeks, and we'll go back in next thursday to check again. He's feeling fine, but we're having to stay away from crowds and stuff, so no church for him, and no mall or anything. We've just been hanging around the house. There were a few nice weather days this week, so we were able to play outside. I was thankful for that.