Pray for Grant

Friday, Nov. 6 - 7:29 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, November 6, 2009

I am so sorry I have not been updating this. I have met so many people over the last few weeks that I don't even know that tell me they check this daily. I have been having such a nice time being out of the hospital that I just did not want to "deal" with this. So, I am so sorry to all of you who have been wondering and praying for Grant.

He is doing really well right now. We had a little scare on Monday night and I thought we were heading to the ER, but his fever only went to 100.2, so we got lucky. I felt so bad that Aunt Cindy and David's mom had to watch me go nuts with stress that night.

Grant has handled the first does of Methotrexate okay. He received 100 mlg 10 days ago and will bump up to 150mlg today. I pray that he continues to handle this okay. (We believe that the Methotrexate is one of 2 drugs that caused the neurological issues he had in Aug. They have adjusted his dosage to see how he handles this before moving forward with High doses of it again.)

Grant was supposed to get the "bad" ARAC, but they are holding off on this for now to give his body a chance to recover. THANK GOD! He will receive increasing doses of the Methotrexate every 10 days for 5 doses. I am not sure what is next when we complete this round. We will either go back to the ARAC or move on (which is what I am praying for!!!)

Grant is getting stronger everyday. His muscles in his legs are getting stronger. We just have to work on his bottom and core muscles now. The neurologist believes that he will make a full recovery, but it will take time. His hand coordination is remarkably better as is his speech. We are setting two goals - To walk by Dec. 7th (the MAC luncheon) and to get back to 12.5 kg by then too. That is what he weighed when he was diagnosed. He was 11.2 kg a month ago and yesterday was 11.9. Each KG is 2.2 lbs. So he has gained a lot! I am so proud of him!!!!

Claire is doing very well in school and loves having Grant at home. She is very ready for X-mas and is begging for a cat. We will see what Santa can come up with! There are a few kittens on our street that are tortured by her and her friends. She hugs them and puts them in a baby basket and carries them around. It really is quite cute.

Okay, I have to get dressed and see what Grant has built with his legos. He LOVES legos now. Which is great work for his hands!

Have a blessed day and thank you for your continued prayers and your forgiveness in not updating this sooner.

 

 



 

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

Friday, Nov. 6 - 7:29 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, November 6, 2009

I am so sorry I have not been updating this. I have met so many people over the last few weeks that I don't even know that tell me they check this daily. I have been having such a nice time being out of the hospital that I just did not want to "deal" with this. So, I am so sorry to all of you who have been wondering and praying for Grant.

He is doing really well right now. We had a little scare on Monday night and I thought we were heading to the ER, but his fever only went to 100.2, so we got lucky. I felt so bad that Aunt Cindy and David's mom had to watch me go nuts with stress that night.

Grant has handled the first does of Methotrexate okay. He received 100 mlg 10 days ago and will bump up to 150mlg today. I pray that he continues to handle this okay. (We believe that the Methotrexate is one of 2 drugs that caused the neurological issues he had in Aug. They have adjusted his dosage to see how he handles this before moving forward with High doses of it again.)

Grant was supposed to get the "bad" ARAC, but they are holding off on this for now to give his body a chance to recover. THANK GOD! He will receive increasing doses of the Methotrexate every 10 days for 5 doses. I am not sure what is next when we complete this round. We will either go back to the ARAC or move on (which is what I am praying for!!!)

Grant is getting stronger everyday. His muscles in his legs are getting stronger. We just have to work on his bottom and core muscles now. The neurologist believes that he will make a full recovery, but it will take time. His hand coordination is remarkably better as is his speech. We are setting two goals - To walk by Dec. 7th (the MAC luncheon) and to get back to 12.5 kg by then too. That is what he weighed when he was diagnosed. He was 11.2 kg a month ago and yesterday was 11.9. Each KG is 2.2 lbs. So he has gained a lot! I am so proud of him!!!!

Claire is doing very well in school and loves having Grant at home. She is very ready for X-mas and is begging for a cat. We will see what Santa can come up with! There are a few kittens on our street that are tortured by her and her friends. She hugs them and puts them in a baby basket and carries them around. It really is quite cute.

Okay, I have to get dressed and see what Grant has built with his legos. He LOVES legos now. Which is great work for his hands!

Have a blessed day and thank you for your continued prayers and your forgiveness in not updating this sooner.