Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Barn Dance 2011

What a fun night! We had our 2nd annual Barn Dance to kick off the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night walk. It was a great night of celebrating Grant, having fun with friends and family and raising money to find cures so other families do not have to fight cancer. Don't forget to register if you would like to join us for the walk on Oct. 23rd in Fort Worth. http://pages.lightthenight.org/ntxok/FtWorth11/GrantsBigAdventure

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A little spinal tap, some chemo, some steroids....

Grant had his clinic visit yesterday, which included a spinal tap this month. I have never seen such grit and determination on his face before. We asked him if he wanted to watch a movie and he said he didn't need one. You could just hear in his voice that he was going to prove that he could just sit there and do it. He did amazing! When Dr. Heym poked him, he jumped a little and said "ow, ow, ow". But I helped him grab the edge of the pillow and squeeze and he just grit his teeth and laid there. Once the actual pain was over, he laid his head on the pillow and silent tears rolled down his face. He did not want anyone to see him. He wiped his eyes and before they were finished, he was laughing and talking with everyone. My description of the moments in that room do not do justice to the amazing kid that Grant is! I'm so proud of him for so many reasons.
After the great job he did, he was ready to celebrate with our habitual pizza at Sam's and dad was even going to join us. But, he started feeling bad before we even got there. He would not let us go home. He said he was hungry. Well, that didn't work out so well. He battled some nausea and he ate and drank carefully for the rest of the day.
His counts are good, so we are increasing his chemo a little more this month, but still not to the full strength he was taking.
Please pray for Grant this week as this is his first full week of school on steroids. I think the teacher got lots of hugs today. For some reason, they make him emotional and he just wants to hug. But, as long as there were no tears, we are good.
Thanks for keeping up with our family and keeping us in your prayers!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Light the Night 2011

It's Light the Night time again. Grant always looks forward to his "leukemia party". Please join us as we raise money to find cures for those battling blood cancers. The walk is in Fort Worth on Oct. 23rd. You can get more information by following the link below. This is also where you will need to go to register to walk or to give a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you for your support! Hope to see you there!