Sunday, March 20, 2011

Counts are on the rise

Last week Colin had his monthly chemotherapy infusion of Vincristine and we're happy to say we've been busy enjoying this spring like weather so it's taken us a couple of days to send an update.

His ANC is on the rise coming in at 800. Along with the chemo last week Colin completed another 5 day stint of steroid. Steroid week usually brings on food cravings, bloating, irritability, night wakings and over night accidents. However, this month was different ... maybe it was all the fresh or was it that Colin decided it was time to give up diapers completely. The independent boy he is said "Mommy no diaper" when we got home from Yale. The thought of no diaper during nap was a messy one but better during nap then at night. So we made it through nap without an accident and then came bedtime ... "Mommy no, no, no diaper". "Okay Colin but you have to tell mommy or daddy when you have to go to the bathroom". "Okay mommy". Sure enough he got up and screamed for us and ran into the bathroom. This kid AMAZES us. So diapers are a history.

Maddie is getting her four eye teeth at once so she's had a long week .. not eating very much and has an upset stomach. That said, she hasn't slowed down one bit. She has learned it's fun to be outside now that she can get into everything and play along side her brother. She's also learned how to scream at the top of her lungs and throw a temper tantrum ... luckily they end pretty quick when we divert her.

Enjoy the weather while it lasts!

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