Thursday, September 27, 2012

Infusion begins once again...

Thursday - September 27, 2012Jake and I are back at primary's for the new chemo infusion.  It is called Etoposide. This one can cause leukemia.  It has the same side affects as the other one he has had. The other chemo is Ifosfamide. It also can increase the chances for leukemia and lymphoma and thyroid cancer.   It makes me nervous but the risk of his osteosarcoma coming back somewhere else out weights the other cancer.  So we press forward with faith that Heavenly Father will watch over Jake.

We went to Dr. Scott's on Tuesday the 25th and had Jakes stitches removed and received the go ahead to get an appointment with the prosthetic's.  This is very exciting for Jake as he is sick of walking with crutches and the wheel chair.  After the appointment with Dr. Scott we left for primary children's.  

He had his first infusion on Tuesday at midnight. They gave him lots of nausea meds so he pretty much slept through the night and the next day.   Last night they gave him the next infusion at 11:30 it went pretty much like the night before.  However today the 27th,  he is sitting up with his nausea pretty much in control waiting to get his next chemo infusion.  The Drs will push the infusion forward 2 hours because he is tolerating the infusion with anti-meds controlling the nausea.  Hopefully this won't cause his nausea to get worse.  If they can push it forward for the next 3 infusions we will be able to leave a few hours earlier.  

Just wanted to thank everyone for the kindness shown to our family.   The kindness has touched our hearts and lifted our spirits.

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