Pray for Grant

Tuesday, May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sorry for taking 10 days off, but we just had the most amazing time at home. Grant has gained ALL his weight back, and then some! He has finally met 100% of his body mass index for the first time - well I think ever! Sorry for the TMI, but he is actually pooping totally normal too.

Like I said, life at home has just been wonderful. Over the past week, Claire has learned to swim on her own; Grant watched his sister graduate; I actually got to leave the house and go shopping for some much needed clothes; I finally saw my best friends new born baby who is four weeks old today; Grant got blisters on his hands from playing so much golf in the house (he needs gloves); and Grant started walking on his own!!! YES THAT IS RIGHT!!! Grant decided on Thursday that he was fed up with crawling everywhere and just stood up and walked. And since then, that is what he has been doing every day to get everywhere!

Yesterday, Grant was admitted for the 2nd round of Hospital Maintenance Methotrexate. (After this one, we only have 2 more rounds of this drug and three of the ETOP - then we will be in regular maintenance). I would have liked for this counts to have been higher but they are high enough to start chemo. The team is watching Grant carefully, as usual, to make sure he reacts okay to this drug. They decided to give this round to him at full dose strength since he did so well the last time. They want his methotrexate level to remain under 70. At hour two last night, he was at 58 - which was good. Then at hour 6 he was at 78, so they have turned his rate down. They will check his levels again at hour 24 when the big bag of yellow chemo is complete. If all goes well, he will clear this drug out of his system on Wednesday, and hopefully we will get out of here sometime on Thursday.

As for Claire, she will finish up her last few days of pre-K and will be out for the summer starting next Wednesday! I can't believe my baby girl will be in Kindergarten next year!! I am so proud of the mature little girl she as become. She is honestly the best big sister in the world! I can't wait to spend this summer with her and her little brother. I just pray that we get through these next 5 rounds of hospital chemo with ease, and do not have any more speed bumps. I really want to have as much quality time with Claire as possible before she starts school full-time in the fall.



 

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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, May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sorry for taking 10 days off, but we just had the most amazing time at home. Grant has gained ALL his weight back, and then some! He has finally met 100% of his body mass index for the first time - well I think ever! Sorry for the TMI, but he is actually pooping totally normal too.

Like I said, life at home has just been wonderful. Over the past week, Claire has learned to swim on her own; Grant watched his sister graduate; I actually got to leave the house and go shopping for some much needed clothes; I finally saw my best friends new born baby who is four weeks old today; Grant got blisters on his hands from playing so much golf in the house (he needs gloves); and Grant started walking on his own!!! YES THAT IS RIGHT!!! Grant decided on Thursday that he was fed up with crawling everywhere and just stood up and walked. And since then, that is what he has been doing every day to get everywhere!

Yesterday, Grant was admitted for the 2nd round of Hospital Maintenance Methotrexate. (After this one, we only have 2 more rounds of this drug and three of the ETOP - then we will be in regular maintenance). I would have liked for this counts to have been higher but they are high enough to start chemo. The team is watching Grant carefully, as usual, to make sure he reacts okay to this drug. They decided to give this round to him at full dose strength since he did so well the last time. They want his methotrexate level to remain under 70. At hour two last night, he was at 58 - which was good. Then at hour 6 he was at 78, so they have turned his rate down. They will check his levels again at hour 24 when the big bag of yellow chemo is complete. If all goes well, he will clear this drug out of his system on Wednesday, and hopefully we will get out of here sometime on Thursday.

As for Claire, she will finish up her last few days of pre-K and will be out for the summer starting next Wednesday! I can't believe my baby girl will be in Kindergarten next year!! I am so proud of the mature little girl she as become. She is honestly the best big sister in the world! I can't wait to spend this summer with her and her little brother. I just pray that we get through these next 5 rounds of hospital chemo with ease, and do not have any more speed bumps. I really want to have as much quality time with Claire as possible before she starts school full-time in the fall.