Pray for Grant

Thursday, March 4 - 1:30 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grant was admitted yesterday and started the ARA-C at 8:00 p.m. He has had two doses and is handling it well - so far. He will receive another dose tonight at 8:00 p.m. and then his last dose (hopefully forever) at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. He will have to wait 6 hours after it completes (it take three hours to administer) and then will get two shots of chemo in his legs. They will watch him for 1 hour after that and if all goes well, we will get to leave. So, IF he stays fever free until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, we will get to go home. The deal with this drug is, it is known to give you flu-like symptoms - including fever. IF he spikes a fever of 101, then he will remain in here until his counts recover - which will be in about 14-16 days! So, PLEASE pray that he does not spike. I fully expect him to get a fever sometime over the next two weeks and fully expect to stay in here for several days, but I would love to break up the time here. He just does so much better at home and loves spending time playing with his sister. If he did spike, I hope he does it like he did last time and does it right before his counts recover so that we are only in here for three days. But, so far, he is happy felling good and is very playful. I sure hope it stays this way. I also pray that he does not end up with any other weird side effects like his neurological event last August and that he does not end up with any infections due to his very low counts.

We had a nice time at home the last week and a half. In fact, on Tuesday, I took Claire and Grant to the rodeo to see the new born babies and the ride a few rides. They had a blast and they even made the news! Too fun! We do this every year, so I am thrilled that he was able to go this year.

Thanks again for supporting us with the blood drive! I have heard from so many of you and I appreciate your sweet words of encouragement. I will be here with Grant tonight, but David and Claire will be up at Tin Roof around 7:00!

I'll update this tomorrow after Grant's last round of ARA-C! Please, lots of Prayers!



 

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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, March 4 - 1:30 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grant was admitted yesterday and started the ARA-C at 8:00 p.m. He has had two doses and is handling it well - so far. He will receive another dose tonight at 8:00 p.m. and then his last dose (hopefully forever) at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. He will have to wait 6 hours after it completes (it take three hours to administer) and then will get two shots of chemo in his legs. They will watch him for 1 hour after that and if all goes well, we will get to leave. So, IF he stays fever free until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night, we will get to go home. The deal with this drug is, it is known to give you flu-like symptoms - including fever. IF he spikes a fever of 101, then he will remain in here until his counts recover - which will be in about 14-16 days! So, PLEASE pray that he does not spike. I fully expect him to get a fever sometime over the next two weeks and fully expect to stay in here for several days, but I would love to break up the time here. He just does so much better at home and loves spending time playing with his sister. If he did spike, I hope he does it like he did last time and does it right before his counts recover so that we are only in here for three days. But, so far, he is happy felling good and is very playful. I sure hope it stays this way. I also pray that he does not end up with any other weird side effects like his neurological event last August and that he does not end up with any infections due to his very low counts.

We had a nice time at home the last week and a half. In fact, on Tuesday, I took Claire and Grant to the rodeo to see the new born babies and the ride a few rides. They had a blast and they even made the news! Too fun! We do this every year, so I am thrilled that he was able to go this year.

Thanks again for supporting us with the blood drive! I have heard from so many of you and I appreciate your sweet words of encouragement. I will be here with Grant tonight, but David and Claire will be up at Tin Roof around 7:00!

I'll update this tomorrow after Grant's last round of ARA-C! Please, lots of Prayers!