Pray for Grant

Sunday, June 7 - 3:51 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, June 7, 2009
Well - Grant is finally sleeping!! The meds have finally kicked in and he is starving ALL THE TIME. I think he was up every two hours last night begging for more food. I have never seen him eat like this. And he likes to eat wierd things - like bean tacos for breakfast. This morning he had 4 pieces of toast, a bowl of cherrios, and a bag of goldfish. Then he asked me to go to Sonic to get him cheese sticks! We have decided that we are going to have to try and control what he eats a bit more. We can't just allow him to eat the junk he is craving.

He was in great spirits this moring, but his mood changed this afternoon. He got sick again. We are averaging only one a day, but even still, it makes me feel so bad for him. I hate that he feels so bad and that there is nothing I can do to fix that. Actually, we are causing him to feel bad by making him kill the cancer in his body. It is terrible to watch. 

He also ended up with a diaper rash that is now bleeding. This has totally freaked me out. I am trying so hard to keep everything so clean so he does not end up with an infection and back in the hospital. I hope this heals with out causing an infection. I guess the chemo exiting his system several times over the last few days has burnt his bottom. We put some stuff on him to help. I pray it works! It is just one more thing for him to have to deal with.

He is finally back to wanting to take his bath. It is good to see him enjoying something like he used to. He is also getting pretty good about taking his tablet that helps with the vomiting. He just pops it in his mouth with a few M&MS. The liquid medicine is still a bit rough, but it seems to get better everyday. Thank you so much for all your great tips.

Calire is in Waco and Dallas this week, so it is just David, Grant and I this week. The only scheduled appointment we have is for Wednesday. He will just get Chemo that day - at least that is all I know about.

We also heard back from Dr. Dreyer that the test on the bone marrow and the spinal fluid came back good. He officially does not have any chemo cells that they can see under a microscope. They will put him on the Gleevec (correct spelling) on Wednesday and then test him with a stronger test at the end of the month. Please keep up the prayers. They are WORKING!!!

Uhhh - he is awake!!! I'll check in again tomorrow.

Melanie



 

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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!

Sunday, June 7 - 3:51 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Sunday, June 7, 2009
Well - Grant is finally sleeping!! The meds have finally kicked in and he is starving ALL THE TIME. I think he was up every two hours last night begging for more food. I have never seen him eat like this. And he likes to eat wierd things - like bean tacos for breakfast. This morning he had 4 pieces of toast, a bowl of cherrios, and a bag of goldfish. Then he asked me to go to Sonic to get him cheese sticks! We have decided that we are going to have to try and control what he eats a bit more. We can't just allow him to eat the junk he is craving.

He was in great spirits this moring, but his mood changed this afternoon. He got sick again. We are averaging only one a day, but even still, it makes me feel so bad for him. I hate that he feels so bad and that there is nothing I can do to fix that. Actually, we are causing him to feel bad by making him kill the cancer in his body. It is terrible to watch. 

He also ended up with a diaper rash that is now bleeding. This has totally freaked me out. I am trying so hard to keep everything so clean so he does not end up with an infection and back in the hospital. I hope this heals with out causing an infection. I guess the chemo exiting his system several times over the last few days has burnt his bottom. We put some stuff on him to help. I pray it works! It is just one more thing for him to have to deal with.

He is finally back to wanting to take his bath. It is good to see him enjoying something like he used to. He is also getting pretty good about taking his tablet that helps with the vomiting. He just pops it in his mouth with a few M&MS. The liquid medicine is still a bit rough, but it seems to get better everyday. Thank you so much for all your great tips.

Calire is in Waco and Dallas this week, so it is just David, Grant and I this week. The only scheduled appointment we have is for Wednesday. He will just get Chemo that day - at least that is all I know about.

We also heard back from Dr. Dreyer that the test on the bone marrow and the spinal fluid came back good. He officially does not have any chemo cells that they can see under a microscope. They will put him on the Gleevec (correct spelling) on Wednesday and then test him with a stronger test at the end of the month. Please keep up the prayers. They are WORKING!!!

Uhhh - he is awake!!! I'll check in again tomorrow.

Melanie