Maintenance Cycle Round 6 officially began yesterday for Carson with a spinal tap, chemo, IV antibiotics and the start of steroids. The ANC count was up in the 800's, so it is also time to restart 6MP and oral methotrexate.
Before that though, we had another busy weekend, a swim meet and some fun stuff.
Last Saturday, we attended the Growing Hope picnic and were treated to all kinds of great things....food, gifts, friends and play time. Carson had been home with low counts, so getting outside and seeing some of his friends was a terrific treat.
We continue our total admiration of Growing Hope and the wonderful support they provide!
Carson and his buddy Jack battle it out with balloon swords. The battle only stopped when one sword or the other popped and a return visit to the balloon lady was necessary!
Now back to the clinic yesterday......
The spinal tap went smoothly, the only hard part was waiting until 11 to actually get started. You see, there were Legos on the line, fire truck Legos in fact. Take that, the later start time and a boy with no food or drink and you have a rather unpleasant combination. We survived though and Carson started right in on building the fire truck as soon as his port was accessed.
Like I said, the spinal tap went smoothly, "happy juice" was welcomed by Carson's usual giddy smile of anticipation; and as soon as he was allowed to sit up again....the Lego fire truck building commenced - again.