Pray for Grant

Thursday, Dec. 3 - 6:33 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, December 3, 2009

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else did too, or at least better than Tiger's! What a mess!

On Monday last week I took Grant back to clinic. He received his breathing treatment and sort of had a reaction to it. He got really red and started to run a low-grade fever. They gave him benadryl and that seemed to resolve. While we were there, we looked at his port again and decided that it needed to be replaced immediately. It appears that the port was trying to come out through his original incision. You could actually see the metal shining through his skin. So, on Tuesday morning, Grant had the old one taken out and a new one placed. This one looks so much better! Thank God!

Grant's numbers were fine so we were all able to relax and really enjoy the time with the family. On Wednesday David's family arrived. The food on Thanksgiving was soooo good and we just had the best time visiting and the kids LOVED seeing their cousins from Dallas.

 

On Saturday we went to my parent's house for Thanksgiving and then came home and put up X-mas lights. On Sunday, I took Claire to the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker. She LOVED it. When it was over she got all upset and begged for more. Afterwards, we met David and Grant at Vic and Anthony's for dinner. It was such a lovely evening! David headed home with the kids and then I met up with some friends to see the new Twilight movie - which I thought was terrible!

On Monday Grant had his spinal tap and bone marrow aspiration. So far we know he is still MRD 0 and is in remission. He had one white cell in his spinal fluid, which is normal, but we are waiting on the final results from that. We are also waiting to see what the PCR from MD Anderson says. The last PCR (which tells us how much of the Philadelphia Chromosome is present) was .01%. So we are hoping for that again or better!

We will go back to clinic on Friday for counts and then on Saturday we will go see Santa stroll through our neighborhood. If Grant is well enough, that afternoon we will attend the Sunshine Kid’s Christmas party. On Monday we have the Mother's against cancer luncheon, which we are all very excited about!

Grant will get his next round of chemo on Dec. 11th and then will start the hospital chemo again on Dec. 28. So, we will have Christmas at home! He will be in the hospital for New Year's, but we are okay with that! We feel so blessed to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas at home!



 

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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!

Thursday, Dec. 3 - 6:33 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, December 3, 2009

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope everyone else did too, or at least better than Tiger's! What a mess!

On Monday last week I took Grant back to clinic. He received his breathing treatment and sort of had a reaction to it. He got really red and started to run a low-grade fever. They gave him benadryl and that seemed to resolve. While we were there, we looked at his port again and decided that it needed to be replaced immediately. It appears that the port was trying to come out through his original incision. You could actually see the metal shining through his skin. So, on Tuesday morning, Grant had the old one taken out and a new one placed. This one looks so much better! Thank God!

Grant's numbers were fine so we were all able to relax and really enjoy the time with the family. On Wednesday David's family arrived. The food on Thanksgiving was soooo good and we just had the best time visiting and the kids LOVED seeing their cousins from Dallas.

 

On Saturday we went to my parent's house for Thanksgiving and then came home and put up X-mas lights. On Sunday, I took Claire to the Houston Ballet's Nutcracker. She LOVED it. When it was over she got all upset and begged for more. Afterwards, we met David and Grant at Vic and Anthony's for dinner. It was such a lovely evening! David headed home with the kids and then I met up with some friends to see the new Twilight movie - which I thought was terrible!

On Monday Grant had his spinal tap and bone marrow aspiration. So far we know he is still MRD 0 and is in remission. He had one white cell in his spinal fluid, which is normal, but we are waiting on the final results from that. We are also waiting to see what the PCR from MD Anderson says. The last PCR (which tells us how much of the Philadelphia Chromosome is present) was .01%. So we are hoping for that again or better!

We will go back to clinic on Friday for counts and then on Saturday we will go see Santa stroll through our neighborhood. If Grant is well enough, that afternoon we will attend the Sunshine Kid’s Christmas party. On Monday we have the Mother's against cancer luncheon, which we are all very excited about!

Grant will get his next round of chemo on Dec. 11th and then will start the hospital chemo again on Dec. 28. So, we will have Christmas at home! He will be in the hospital for New Year's, but we are okay with that! We feel so blessed to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas at home!