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Browsing Archive: May, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 1:25 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 31, 2009,
Today is sort of hard for me. Shadlee and Dave have gone home. They have been so wonderful in helping with the kids so I could get things done and Shadlee has been so helpful with cooking and cleaning and even sorting through Grant's drawers for me.

Grant is is good spirits today, but seems tired. I have noticed more bruises on him. I am guessing that his platelet count is down and I am sure his red blood cell count is down too. He just seems sleepier than usual.

I can not wait to get him to C...
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Saturday, June 30, 2009 - 9:07 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 31, 2009,
Hello everyone,

Thanks to all of you that have reached out to David and me. And to all those who have e-mailed me through Facebook, please know that I have received your wonderful notes. If I have time tomorrow, I will try to fix my account with them so that I may respond personally to each of you and accept the friendship offers that you have sent me. Sorry in my delay in getting this fixed.

Grant is loving being home. He seems so much like his old self here. David and I are so glad to have hi...
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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 4:17 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, May 29, 2009,
We are going home!!!!! YEAH!!!!!

We just met our Clinic Doc - Dr. Dreyer and she is making me feel so much better about things. We have an appointment on Monday and will go through everything. Basically, we will be putting Grant on a drug called Glevac that has some really good results with Phillidelphia Chromosome Positive ALL. On Day 15 they will do another spinal tap. The results from this will tell us more on how he is doing. If that goes well, we will hopefully in okay. He may need a bone...
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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:56 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, May 29, 2009,
Well - we have got some bad news tonight. I do not know how the hell I am going to get through this. I am so angry right now. Grant now only has a 50/50 chance of living. His DNA makeup is called Phillidelphia something. I'll report more later. But, this is not good. PLEASE, PLEASE pray that we can get through this and win. I can't lose him and don't know how I to move right now. I feel so frozen.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:06 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 28, 2009,

Grant is doing better today with his taking of the oral medicine. We had him playing "medicine baseball." Everytime he takes his medicine, it is a hit and he gets to run to the next base on a game board we made. Then when he finishes them all, he gets a sticker on the "scoreboard." We also told him that Graig Biggio, who is Grant's fav, was good at taking his own medicine and it made him a better player. He bought it.

He has one medicine that is a powder that has to be mixed in something to ta...


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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 27, 2009,
Sorry it has taken so long to post. We have been bombarded with stuff since he got out yesterday.

For those that want to know, Meliss and her new baby boy are doing great. Still no name though! He weighed 6 lbs 14 ouces and was 19 inches long. He has lots of blonde hair.

Grant is doing pretty good. He is in pretty good spirits and so far is handling the Chemo well. We are having a terrible time getting him to eat, drink, and take his oral medications. HE HATES THEM. He has 6 oral medications th...
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Tuesday, May 26, 4:10 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Hey everyone. Thanks for all the well wishes and the prayers.

They took Grant back to surgrey at 2:30 p.m. He was in great spirits before they took him. We sat in the "holding" area for about an hour and he had so much fun. He rode a tracker, we put together a puzzel, we pretented to make cookies, and just loved all over him. Mike, my parents, David and I were with him before he went in. They gave him a drug and he was really sleepy when they pulled him away from us in a wagon. He took "Pup P...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Mid- Day

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Just got a call from my sister. She is having her baby oy TODAY at 5:00 p.m. by C-section!!! Please add her and her baby to your prayers as well.

What a busy day for all our family!!

Melanie
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - morning update

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
The Dr. just came in and checked him out. He looks good. They are going to test his blood one more time. If all is well, he will go in to get the port and the spinal tap today between 12 and 3:00 p.m.

Melanie
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 8:30 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Today we start the FIGHT!! He just finished his second blood transfusion. They will have to test his blood again (yes another prick) and see if his numbers are okay. If they are and he can keep his fever down, then Grant will receive his port some time this afternoon and also get his first round of Chemo. Please pray that he handles the surgrey okay and that he can tolerate the Chemo. The Figth begins - and we WILL win!

In case you would like to wear a ribbon in Gran'ts honor, the color of rib...
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Browsing Archive: May, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 1:25 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 31, 2009,
Today is sort of hard for me. Shadlee and Dave have gone home. They have been so wonderful in helping with the kids so I could get things done and Shadlee has been so helpful with cooking and cleaning and even sorting through Grant's drawers for me.

Grant is is good spirits today, but seems tired. I have noticed more bruises on him. I am guessing that his platelet count is down and I am sure his red blood cell count is down too. He just seems sleepier than usual.

I can not wait to get him to C...
Continue reading ...
 

Saturday, June 30, 2009 - 9:07 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 31, 2009,
Hello everyone,

Thanks to all of you that have reached out to David and me. And to all those who have e-mailed me through Facebook, please know that I have received your wonderful notes. If I have time tomorrow, I will try to fix my account with them so that I may respond personally to each of you and accept the friendship offers that you have sent me. Sorry in my delay in getting this fixed.

Grant is loving being home. He seems so much like his old self here. David and I are so glad to have hi...
Continue reading ...
 

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 4:17 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, May 29, 2009,
We are going home!!!!! YEAH!!!!!

We just met our Clinic Doc - Dr. Dreyer and she is making me feel so much better about things. We have an appointment on Monday and will go through everything. Basically, we will be putting Grant on a drug called Glevac that has some really good results with Phillidelphia Chromosome Positive ALL. On Day 15 they will do another spinal tap. The results from this will tell us more on how he is doing. If that goes well, we will hopefully in okay. He may need a bone...
Continue reading ...
 

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:56 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, May 29, 2009,
Well - we have got some bad news tonight. I do not know how the hell I am going to get through this. I am so angry right now. Grant now only has a 50/50 chance of living. His DNA makeup is called Phillidelphia something. I'll report more later. But, this is not good. PLEASE, PLEASE pray that we can get through this and win. I can't lose him and don't know how I to move right now. I feel so frozen.
Continue reading ...
 

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:06 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 28, 2009,

Grant is doing better today with his taking of the oral medicine. We had him playing "medicine baseball." Everytime he takes his medicine, it is a hit and he gets to run to the next base on a game board we made. Then when he finishes them all, he gets a sticker on the "scoreboard." We also told him that Graig Biggio, who is Grant's fav, was good at taking his own medicine and it made him a better player. He bought it.

He has one medicine that is a powder that has to be mixed in something to ta...


Continue reading ...
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 27, 2009,
Sorry it has taken so long to post. We have been bombarded with stuff since he got out yesterday.

For those that want to know, Meliss and her new baby boy are doing great. Still no name though! He weighed 6 lbs 14 ouces and was 19 inches long. He has lots of blonde hair.

Grant is doing pretty good. He is in pretty good spirits and so far is handling the Chemo well. We are having a terrible time getting him to eat, drink, and take his oral medications. HE HATES THEM. He has 6 oral medications th...
Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 26, 4:10 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Hey everyone. Thanks for all the well wishes and the prayers.

They took Grant back to surgrey at 2:30 p.m. He was in great spirits before they took him. We sat in the "holding" area for about an hour and he had so much fun. He rode a tracker, we put together a puzzel, we pretented to make cookies, and just loved all over him. Mike, my parents, David and I were with him before he went in. They gave him a drug and he was really sleepy when they pulled him away from us in a wagon. He took "Pup P...
Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Mid- Day

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Just got a call from my sister. She is having her baby oy TODAY at 5:00 p.m. by C-section!!! Please add her and her baby to your prayers as well.

What a busy day for all our family!!

Melanie
Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - morning update

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
The Dr. just came in and checked him out. He looks good. They are going to test his blood one more time. If all is well, he will go in to get the port and the spinal tap today between 12 and 3:00 p.m.

Melanie
Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 8:30 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 26, 2009,
Today we start the FIGHT!! He just finished his second blood transfusion. They will have to test his blood again (yes another prick) and see if his numbers are okay. If they are and he can keep his fever down, then Grant will receive his port some time this afternoon and also get his first round of Chemo. Please pray that he handles the surgrey okay and that he can tolerate the Chemo. The Figth begins - and we WILL win!

In case you would like to wear a ribbon in Gran'ts honor, the color of rib...
Continue reading ...