We are now in the final phase before the much anticipated long term maintenance, and it's a rough one. We saw the return of the painful ARA-C (chemo) shots at home, the final one completed 2 days ago. All of the increased therapies in this phase have take a toll on Robert's system, his ANC was 0 on Monday. We were able to make it a few days at home but are now back in the hospital with fevers. Once this admission ends, we should be able to get back on track towards moving on to the next step.
School will be starting in a couple weeks, and with this development I think that Robert will start a little late. But once he gets going, he should be able to enjoy a fairly "normal" year.