Friday, March 13, 2009
One Round Down...One More To Go
Max finished his first round of chemo today. He had shots of a drug called Campath one time a day for the last four days and, despite the fact that this round wasn't supposed to be too bad, it's been pretty rough. Overall, Max is doing well but, he's had some pretty major issues with his tummy, unfortunately, along with a rash and some achiness, similar to the flu. But, we've got the first round behind us now and we only have one more to go so, Max is on the way to recovery!
We had some fun tonight making some videos that we thought we'd share with everyone. As you can see, despite his tummy issues, Max is in excellent spirits overall. We've had our share of ups and downs but, mostly he's handled things amazingly well. He has not been out of this room since we "checked in" on Monday so, considering that, I think he's been quite unbelieveable for a seven year old boy!
We are hoping that the respiratory isolation he is in from a cold a few weeks ago will be lifted soon and he will be able to at least walk out in the halls and maybe even make a visit to the play room! Also, we are hopeful that he will get to walk out to the lobby with his mask on and visit with Alex and Ellee! That would just make all of our day!
We'll keep you posted as things progress. We have a ten day rest ahead of us so, hopefully Max's tummy will improve and we'll enjoy some time together as a family down here in the lobby!
Enjoy the videos and please keep up the prayers for our Magnificent Max!
Kristi (and Matt, Max, Alex and Ellee)