21 January, 2011

1/21/11 Steroids

Some of the effects 30 days of chemo and steroids have had on my boy. This affects me terribly, far more than it should.  In the larger scheme, it is only a stepping stone,  but it's hard seeing him this way.  That smile keeps me going.

1/21/11 Mixed Results

Mixed Results...

We received some of the anticipated test results today.  Some of the news was good, some could be better.  The good news is that there were currently no cancerous cells found in the bone marrow, and Robert could be close to remission!  (see 1/6/11 post on remission)  However, results indicating how the treatment has impacted the blood, have cause Robert to be assigned to a higher risk (of recurrence) category.  Instead of moving on to the consolidation phase of treatment, we will begin again with a different chemotherapy protocol.  I will not receive the specifics until Monday.