Pray for Grant

Browsing Archive: May, 2010

A NEW YEAR BEGINS - May 26, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 26, 2010,

Well, we have made it a year! Grant was diagnosed on May 24 last year and one year ago today, Grant received his port, his first round of chemo, and my sister's baby boy, Luke, was born! What an emotional day it was for our family.

Today, Claire just had her last day of pre-school - EVER!!! My baby girl has gotten sooo big!! I could not be more proud of her.

Just a quick update, and then we are off to start our summer!

Grant is doing REALLY well still. He is very happy, and very rambunctious. I...


Continue reading ...
 

Thursday, May 20 - 2:31 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 20, 2010,

Well, my sweet boy "has done good!" Grant cleared his methotrexate on time and is free to head home at 4:30 this afternoon. I hope he stays healthy and keeps up the great spirit he is in.

Yesterday, Grant played soccer for the 1st time since before he was diagnosed. And he did it all on his own!!! He also caught several ground balls and pitched them back quite well to his physical therapist! It brought tears to my eyes to see Grant feeling so independent and WANTING to play! 

I want to share t...


Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 18, 2010,

Sorry for taking 10 days off, but we just had the most amazing time at home. Grant has gained ALL his weight back, and then some! He has finally met 100% of his body mass index for the first time - well I think ever! Sorry for the TMI, but he is actually pooping totally normal too.

Like I said, life at home has just been wonderful. Over the past week, Claire has learned to swim on her own; Grant watched his sister graduate; I actually got to leave the house and go shopping for some much neede...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday - May 8 - 6:40 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, May 8, 2010,

Happy Saturday! Grant got to come home on Thursday night and we are so thrilled to be home. He is doing soooo well. His counts came up; he is eating well, and most importantly, is pooping well too! He is so full of energy and is the happiest I have seen him in months! His stomach is rounder than I have ever seen it Of course this makes David and I nervous because we worry that the Dr.s are missing something and that something is wrong, but I guess he is totally fine!

Thanks again to everyone ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thursday May 6 2010, 4:00 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 6, 2010,

Continue reading ...
 

Thursday May 6 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 6, 2010,
Grant's daddy here.  Grant is coming home today!  He needs to get platelets first and then he will be on his way home!

He has continued to improve all week and has done well on a regular diet.  He has even had a couple of normal poops.

Melanie and I are very excited to have our family together at home tonight.  Grant will have about 10 days at home before he checks back in to the hospital for 3 days of methotrexate chemo beginnning May 17.

Thanks to all of Grant's doctors and nurses who helped h...
Continue reading ...
 

TEAM GRANT SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 4, 2010,
TEAM GRANT SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
If you would like to order a TEAM GRANT T-shirt, please e-mail (mmctaggart@live.com) me your size and mailing address.
The shirts are $15.00 each.
Please let me know by Friday, May 7th.
To view the design, click below

http://www.customink.com/designs/teamgrant/hmu0-000e-dnjk/share/?cm_mmc=share-_-emailb-_-preheader1-_-end
Continue reading ...
 

Monday, May 3 - 8:03 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 4, 2010,

Things are looking even better today! First, let me just say a BIG THANK YOU to ALL of you who have been praying for him.

This morning the X-ray of his tummy looked perfect so he was able to start a clear liquid diet. I wish you could have seen him!! Grant has eaten his weight's worth in Jell-O today. At one point he had a spoon in each hand and was digging in one right after the other to keep the food moving steadily towards his mouth. He was so happy to be eating. If he handles this well, th...


Continue reading ...
 

Sunday, May 2, 10:30 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 2, 2010,

Grant's daddy here.  Things have continued to improve since Friday's post.  We got out of ICU Friday evening.  He hasnt complained of any abdominal pain since Thursday.  They have been doing x-rays every day to follow the progress of the air in the bowel wall.  It has improved each day.  The surgeon told me this morning that he had a hard time seeing any on yesterday's film but the radiologist reported seeing a little.  That is a good sign. 

Grant is still not supposed to eat or drink anythin...


Continue reading ...
 

Sunday, M

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 2, 2010,

Continue reading ...
 
 
 

About Me


Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Browsing Archive: May, 2010

A NEW YEAR BEGINS - May 26, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, May 26, 2010,

Well, we have made it a year! Grant was diagnosed on May 24 last year and one year ago today, Grant received his port, his first round of chemo, and my sister's baby boy, Luke, was born! What an emotional day it was for our family.

Today, Claire just had her last day of pre-school - EVER!!! My baby girl has gotten sooo big!! I could not be more proud of her.

Just a quick update, and then we are off to start our summer!

Grant is doing REALLY well still. He is very happy, and very rambunctious. I...


Continue reading ...
 

Thursday, May 20 - 2:31 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 20, 2010,

Well, my sweet boy "has done good!" Grant cleared his methotrexate on time and is free to head home at 4:30 this afternoon. I hope he stays healthy and keeps up the great spirit he is in.

Yesterday, Grant played soccer for the 1st time since before he was diagnosed. And he did it all on his own!!! He also caught several ground balls and pitched them back quite well to his physical therapist! It brought tears to my eyes to see Grant feeling so independent and WANTING to play! 

I want to share t...


Continue reading ...
 

Tuesday, May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 18, 2010,

Sorry for taking 10 days off, but we just had the most amazing time at home. Grant has gained ALL his weight back, and then some! He has finally met 100% of his body mass index for the first time - well I think ever! Sorry for the TMI, but he is actually pooping totally normal too.

Like I said, life at home has just been wonderful. Over the past week, Claire has learned to swim on her own; Grant watched his sister graduate; I actually got to leave the house and go shopping for some much neede...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday - May 8 - 6:40 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Saturday, May 8, 2010,

Happy Saturday! Grant got to come home on Thursday night and we are so thrilled to be home. He is doing soooo well. His counts came up; he is eating well, and most importantly, is pooping well too! He is so full of energy and is the happiest I have seen him in months! His stomach is rounder than I have ever seen it Of course this makes David and I nervous because we worry that the Dr.s are missing something and that something is wrong, but I guess he is totally fine!

Thanks again to everyone ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thursday May 6 2010, 4:00 pm

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 6, 2010,

Continue reading ...
 

Thursday May 6 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, May 6, 2010,
Grant's daddy here.  Grant is coming home today!  He needs to get platelets first and then he will be on his way home!

He has continued to improve all week and has done well on a regular diet.  He has even had a couple of normal poops.

Melanie and I are very excited to have our family together at home tonight.  Grant will have about 10 days at home before he checks back in to the hospital for 3 days of methotrexate chemo beginnning May 17.

Thanks to all of Grant's doctors and nurses who helped h...
Continue reading ...
 

TEAM GRANT SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 4, 2010,
TEAM GRANT SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
If you would like to order a TEAM GRANT T-shirt, please e-mail (mmctaggart@live.com) me your size and mailing address.
The shirts are $15.00 each.
Please let me know by Friday, May 7th.
To view the design, click below

http://www.customink.com/designs/teamgrant/hmu0-000e-dnjk/share/?cm_mmc=share-_-emailb-_-preheader1-_-end
Continue reading ...
 

Monday, May 3 - 8:03 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 4, 2010,

Things are looking even better today! First, let me just say a BIG THANK YOU to ALL of you who have been praying for him.

This morning the X-ray of his tummy looked perfect so he was able to start a clear liquid diet. I wish you could have seen him!! Grant has eaten his weight's worth in Jell-O today. At one point he had a spoon in each hand and was digging in one right after the other to keep the food moving steadily towards his mouth. He was so happy to be eating. If he handles this well, th...


Continue reading ...
 

Sunday, May 2, 10:30 am

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 2, 2010,

Grant's daddy here.  Things have continued to improve since Friday's post.  We got out of ICU Friday evening.  He hasnt complained of any abdominal pain since Thursday.  They have been doing x-rays every day to follow the progress of the air in the bowel wall.  It has improved each day.  The surgeon told me this morning that he had a hard time seeing any on yesterday's film but the radiologist reported seeing a little.  That is a good sign. 

Grant is still not supposed to eat or drink anythin...


Continue reading ...
 

Sunday, M

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, May 2, 2010,

Continue reading ...