Grant went to the clinic yesterday for a lumbar puncture, chemo through his port and a blood transfusion. His loopy pill seemed to hit him harder this time than it has before. He did fine with all of the treatment though. He watched a couple movies, painted, colored, and played games. He also got in a nap while his "noodle was drinking red juice." Dr. Heym was surprised at how much energy he had with his hemoglobin low. He is looking more and more like himself everyday. But, he is still struggling with side effects. He has been vomitting pretty regularly, but it doesn't seem to really bother him. He actually is the most hungry and eats the best right after. He is at least getting better at predicting when it's coming so he can get to the bathroom or a bucket. He has been very restless when he tries to sleep. He almost always wakes up crying from a nap and he doesn't ever no why. He just can't get comfortable.
Next week will not be what we were expecting. Apparently, there is a week break before he starts up treatment again. So, next week he will go to the clinic for a complete blood count (CBC) on Wednesday. If his hemoglobin or platelets are low, he will get a transfusion the end of next week. His ANC has to be above 750 to start treatment on the following Tuesday. His ANC was 140 yesterday, so he has a long way to go.
Grant has gotten to participate in a music class at TCU the last few weekends. Their early childhood development students have partnered with Cook Children's to provide this class for cancer patients. It's been good for Grant to get to do something with other kids.
Trent is doing well. He is trying to say more words and learning new tricks everyday. He wants to do whatever Grant is doing.