Pray for Grant

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Grant has officially started the Maintenance phase of his treatment. He started last week and so far, so good. I think David and I were surprised that his counts were as high as they were this past week. Part of us is happy that he can go to school and part of us is worried that even at full dose he did not drop enough. The doctors have reassured us that his counts should drop and we just need to give it some time.

Maintenance is strange because it is a huge balancing act. You don't want the counts to drop too much, but you want them to drop enough to kill any remaining cancer cells that may exist. It is all about dosing in Maintenance and monitoring his counts. If three weeks go by and his counts (ANC) have not dropped to between 500 and 1500, then they will increase his chemo doses.

Outside of that, Grant is doing REALLY well. He has been attending school and LOVES it. He looks good and is walking REALLY well. We are so proud of him.

He goes in for physical therapy tomorrow and then to clinic for counts. If all still looks good, we will head to Waco for the weekend to watch the Baylor game.

Thank you again for the prayers. Please keep them coming and please don’t forget to pray for all the other kids that have cancer and the families that will find out this week that their child has to take this journey.

 

I’ll update more soon.

 

Melanie



 

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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!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Grant has officially started the Maintenance phase of his treatment. He started last week and so far, so good. I think David and I were surprised that his counts were as high as they were this past week. Part of us is happy that he can go to school and part of us is worried that even at full dose he did not drop enough. The doctors have reassured us that his counts should drop and we just need to give it some time.

Maintenance is strange because it is a huge balancing act. You don't want the counts to drop too much, but you want them to drop enough to kill any remaining cancer cells that may exist. It is all about dosing in Maintenance and monitoring his counts. If three weeks go by and his counts (ANC) have not dropped to between 500 and 1500, then they will increase his chemo doses.

Outside of that, Grant is doing REALLY well. He has been attending school and LOVES it. He looks good and is walking REALLY well. We are so proud of him.

He goes in for physical therapy tomorrow and then to clinic for counts. If all still looks good, we will head to Waco for the weekend to watch the Baylor game.

Thank you again for the prayers. Please keep them coming and please don’t forget to pray for all the other kids that have cancer and the families that will find out this week that their child has to take this journey.

 

I’ll update more soon.

 

Melanie