Pray for Grant

Wednesday October 13, 8:30 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Grant's daddy here.  Grant finished his last hospital chemo on Sunday. We are thrilled that he has completed that portion of his treatment but we are also very sad that we will not be seeing his nurses, PCA's and therapists on a regular basis. These people have become like family to us.  They treat Grant like he is their own child and we will always love them for it. 

We had a great party for Presley and Grant at the hospital on Sunday afternoon which was a lot of fun for everyone. As you  know if you read this blog regularly, Presley is Grant's friend who was diagnosed with PH+ ALL (just like Grant) only  a few days before Grant was diagnosed.  She finished her last hosptial chemo yesterday, and we are all so proud of her.  She is a sweet, brave girl.

Grant's blood counts are in the process of dropping to zero.  Based on past experience there is a good chance he will spike a fever over the next few days  and have to be hospitalized for several days until his counts come back up. We're keeping our fingers crossed that that won't happen.

Despite our excitement at being finished with hospital chemo, we still have a long road ahead. Grant will receive out patient chemo until around Thanksgiving 2011.  Melanie and I continue to find strength through the support we get from family and friends.  We find inspiration by watching Grant continue to cheerfully  live his life as a 4 year old boy despite having to endure things that no child should have to. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has prayed for Grant, donated blood in his honor or contributed to any of the fundraising events we've been involved in.  Melanie and I ask that you keep it up for another year for Grant, and for the rest of your lives for all kids battling cancer. 

David



 

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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 October 13, 8:30 a.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Grant's daddy here.  Grant finished his last hospital chemo on Sunday. We are thrilled that he has completed that portion of his treatment but we are also very sad that we will not be seeing his nurses, PCA's and therapists on a regular basis. These people have become like family to us.  They treat Grant like he is their own child and we will always love them for it. 

We had a great party for Presley and Grant at the hospital on Sunday afternoon which was a lot of fun for everyone. As you  know if you read this blog regularly, Presley is Grant's friend who was diagnosed with PH+ ALL (just like Grant) only  a few days before Grant was diagnosed.  She finished her last hosptial chemo yesterday, and we are all so proud of her.  She is a sweet, brave girl.

Grant's blood counts are in the process of dropping to zero.  Based on past experience there is a good chance he will spike a fever over the next few days  and have to be hospitalized for several days until his counts come back up. We're keeping our fingers crossed that that won't happen.

Despite our excitement at being finished with hospital chemo, we still have a long road ahead. Grant will receive out patient chemo until around Thanksgiving 2011.  Melanie and I continue to find strength through the support we get from family and friends.  We find inspiration by watching Grant continue to cheerfully  live his life as a 4 year old boy despite having to endure things that no child should have to. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has prayed for Grant, donated blood in his honor or contributed to any of the fundraising events we've been involved in.  Melanie and I ask that you keep it up for another year for Grant, and for the rest of your lives for all kids battling cancer. 

David