Pray for Grant

Tuesday, Jan. 19 - 7:18 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Well, the Methotrexate is over! And Grant is still doing well. I would not say everything ran perfectly smoothly, but we have survived it so far. They never wanted his level to go above 60 and within an hour, he was already at 80. So, they reduced the dose. At the next check he was at 72, so they reduced the dose. Finally, he ended up at 52 and finished up at 42. So now we wait until 3:00 a.m. and they will start the rescue drug to flush it out of his system. We are hoping it clears his system on time so we can get out of here my Thursday evening, but we shall see. You just never know how long it will take.

He has also had issues with his electrolytes all day. They have been all over the place. Grant's arm and cheeks started to twitch this afternoon so they are giving him calcium now. All in all though, he is much better spirits and is doing good so far!

I'll update this again in the morning and let you all know how he is progressing!!!



 

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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!

Tuesday, Jan. 19 - 7:18 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Well, the Methotrexate is over! And Grant is still doing well. I would not say everything ran perfectly smoothly, but we have survived it so far. They never wanted his level to go above 60 and within an hour, he was already at 80. So, they reduced the dose. At the next check he was at 72, so they reduced the dose. Finally, he ended up at 52 and finished up at 42. So now we wait until 3:00 a.m. and they will start the rescue drug to flush it out of his system. We are hoping it clears his system on time so we can get out of here my Thursday evening, but we shall see. You just never know how long it will take.

He has also had issues with his electrolytes all day. They have been all over the place. Grant's arm and cheeks started to twitch this afternoon so they are giving him calcium now. All in all though, he is much better spirits and is doing good so far!

I'll update this again in the morning and let you all know how he is progressing!!!