Pray for Grant

Tuesday, Spet. 1 - 7:09 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Well, we got home just like we planned on Friday morning. I left the hospital with Grant at 3:00 a.m. He was too funny. I woke him up and said, " Do you want to go home or stay here?" He literally popped up and started laughing and screaming  "HOME!!" He was wide-awake on our ride home he was so excited to be leaving.

We had a lovely weekend with not much to do. We made steaks (Grant's new favorite food) Friday night and David and I went out on a date Saturday night. It was good to get out and be by ourselves for a while. On Sunday, we all went to church followed by our very early breakfast at Skeeters. We made Grant wear a mask and other than getting his blessing, he spent most of church either outside or in the chapel. We were a little scared to have him there even though it was a 7:30 service, which is typically less crowded.

Yesterday, Grant and I headed back to clinic. The accessed his port and checked his blood. He counts were out of control. The shot that he gets called Neulasta causes your bone marrow to hurry up and recover from the chemo. So you should see your white counts return to "normal." Well, Grant is hyper sensitive to the shot. So his white count and ANC (the one that says what his ability to fight infection is) was 74,000!! The average person is about 8000. So needless to say, he has a great immune system right now.

While we were at clinic, our amazing social worker Mital, gave us tickets to go see the Texans play. So, since Grant's numbers were okay, we got permission to go. Grant was thrilled. David was a good sport (he is a Cowboys fan) and picked up t-shirts for us to wear to the game. It was a great experience!!

This morning Claire has decided she wants to go see here friends at Strawbridge (her old school) so I am sending her to Mother's Day out for part of the day today. Grant and I plan on hanging out here and getting the house in order, doing some physical therapy and having a few school lessons. Oh - and he wants to go to CiCis pizza for lunch.

I take Grant back on Friday for a blood check and then back again on Tuesday next week for another check up. Next Friday they will do another MRI to see how his brain is doing. Then on Sept. 16, we will check back into the hospital for the next round of hospital chemo. We should be there for 6 days and then get to come home for two weeks if all goes well. They have adjusted his schedule and some of his other chemo, but I am not exactly sure what that means. The Dr.s are going to meet on Thursday to discuss Grant's case.

I will update this blog again at the end of the week unless there is something important to report.



 

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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, Spet. 1 - 7:09 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Well, we got home just like we planned on Friday morning. I left the hospital with Grant at 3:00 a.m. He was too funny. I woke him up and said, " Do you want to go home or stay here?" He literally popped up and started laughing and screaming  "HOME!!" He was wide-awake on our ride home he was so excited to be leaving.

We had a lovely weekend with not much to do. We made steaks (Grant's new favorite food) Friday night and David and I went out on a date Saturday night. It was good to get out and be by ourselves for a while. On Sunday, we all went to church followed by our very early breakfast at Skeeters. We made Grant wear a mask and other than getting his blessing, he spent most of church either outside or in the chapel. We were a little scared to have him there even though it was a 7:30 service, which is typically less crowded.

Yesterday, Grant and I headed back to clinic. The accessed his port and checked his blood. He counts were out of control. The shot that he gets called Neulasta causes your bone marrow to hurry up and recover from the chemo. So you should see your white counts return to "normal." Well, Grant is hyper sensitive to the shot. So his white count and ANC (the one that says what his ability to fight infection is) was 74,000!! The average person is about 8000. So needless to say, he has a great immune system right now.

While we were at clinic, our amazing social worker Mital, gave us tickets to go see the Texans play. So, since Grant's numbers were okay, we got permission to go. Grant was thrilled. David was a good sport (he is a Cowboys fan) and picked up t-shirts for us to wear to the game. It was a great experience!!

This morning Claire has decided she wants to go see here friends at Strawbridge (her old school) so I am sending her to Mother's Day out for part of the day today. Grant and I plan on hanging out here and getting the house in order, doing some physical therapy and having a few school lessons. Oh - and he wants to go to CiCis pizza for lunch.

I take Grant back on Friday for a blood check and then back again on Tuesday next week for another check up. Next Friday they will do another MRI to see how his brain is doing. Then on Sept. 16, we will check back into the hospital for the next round of hospital chemo. We should be there for 6 days and then get to come home for two weeks if all goes well. They have adjusted his schedule and some of his other chemo, but I am not exactly sure what that means. The Dr.s are going to meet on Thursday to discuss Grant's case.

I will update this blog again at the end of the week unless there is something important to report.