Pray for Grant

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 for all the support and all the prayers you have said for him this past week. It is weird how in a short week things can go from horrible to absolutely wonderful  - and of course the opposite is true too. Many of you have heard me speak of a sweet little boy we fondly referred to as "Tre-Tre." Trevon was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only 6-months old and for reasons unknown to me, he basically grew up on the 9th floor of TCH without any family. Of course he had one and they would on occasion come see him, but basically, he was by himself. The nurses adopted him and loved him so much. Because he did not have a normal life, Tre-Tre fought not only the leukemia, but also one infection after another and had to be on TPN (IV nutrition) for most of his short life - never really learning to eat.  Every time Grant was admitted, he would ask to go see "his baby" Tre-Tre. I would load the two of them up in a wagon and pull the pair around the floor. Tre-Tre did not have much so many people - including some of you - donated things to him. One of his favorite things was his blue elephant blanket that my sister gave him. Well, on Thursday afternoon, Tre-Tre went into complete liver failure and went to the Lord holding his blanket. He will be very missed by everyone on the 9th floor - especially the nurses who loved him and cared for him like any mother would.

As I said earlier - it is weird how things can change in a short week. Tre-Tre was on the 9th floor when we were in the ICU - room 16. Last Friday when we made it to the floor, we of course asked how our baby Tre-Tre was doing. The nurses said he was sent to the ICU - he was not doing well. Well - it turns out that we switched places. Tre-Tre went to room 16 in the ICU right after we left it.  This Mother's Day, make sure to tell your mom how much you love her - and all your loved ones for that matter. Things can change so quickly.

On a happier note - we will be participating the Pub Crawl for Cancer today. Wish us luck! And I would like to say a big shout out to all my great friends and neighbors who are joining us! I can't wait.

I also want to thank Shadlee again for coming to  help us out while Grant was in. She is always willing to be Claire's mommy when I can't be here. She cooks, cleans, shops, bathes and takes Claire to birthday parties for me so that Claire will have a normal life while Grant is going through this. I honestly don't know what our immediate family would do without her. Thanks again Shadlee for everything!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I'll update more early next week!!



 

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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!

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 for all the support and all the prayers you have said for him this past week. It is weird how in a short week things can go from horrible to absolutely wonderful  - and of course the opposite is true too. Many of you have heard me speak of a sweet little boy we fondly referred to as "Tre-Tre." Trevon was diagnosed with leukemia when he was only 6-months old and for reasons unknown to me, he basically grew up on the 9th floor of TCH without any family. Of course he had one and they would on occasion come see him, but basically, he was by himself. The nurses adopted him and loved him so much. Because he did not have a normal life, Tre-Tre fought not only the leukemia, but also one infection after another and had to be on TPN (IV nutrition) for most of his short life - never really learning to eat.  Every time Grant was admitted, he would ask to go see "his baby" Tre-Tre. I would load the two of them up in a wagon and pull the pair around the floor. Tre-Tre did not have much so many people - including some of you - donated things to him. One of his favorite things was his blue elephant blanket that my sister gave him. Well, on Thursday afternoon, Tre-Tre went into complete liver failure and went to the Lord holding his blanket. He will be very missed by everyone on the 9th floor - especially the nurses who loved him and cared for him like any mother would.

As I said earlier - it is weird how things can change in a short week. Tre-Tre was on the 9th floor when we were in the ICU - room 16. Last Friday when we made it to the floor, we of course asked how our baby Tre-Tre was doing. The nurses said he was sent to the ICU - he was not doing well. Well - it turns out that we switched places. Tre-Tre went to room 16 in the ICU right after we left it.  This Mother's Day, make sure to tell your mom how much you love her - and all your loved ones for that matter. Things can change so quickly.

On a happier note - we will be participating the Pub Crawl for Cancer today. Wish us luck! And I would like to say a big shout out to all my great friends and neighbors who are joining us! I can't wait.

I also want to thank Shadlee again for coming to  help us out while Grant was in. She is always willing to be Claire's mommy when I can't be here. She cooks, cleans, shops, bathes and takes Claire to birthday parties for me so that Claire will have a normal life while Grant is going through this. I honestly don't know what our immediate family would do without her. Thanks again Shadlee for everything!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I'll update more early next week!!