Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Round 3... bleah!

I decided I should take some time to write while I got the chance. I've been really busy lately holding Andrew for most of the day. He's definitely feeling pretty terrible and wants to be held. We got moved from the closet room in 4425 to 4424, which is much more private and has a window, yay!

I was really worried about the ARA-C this round. Last round, it made him get these nasty rashes on his face, trunk, arms and legs, and since the dose is tenfold higher, I assumed he would turn into a beet. He actually hasn't really gotten that red, so I've been very thankful. Older kids in here will talk about how it burns and itches a lot, so I'm glad it's at least better than last time. However, the Etoposide (VP-16) has lowered his blood pressure, so he's gotten a few boluses (boli?) of saline to try to raise it.

Andrew has had a really hard time keeping anything down. He's been throwing up or gagging for much of the morning. He's only kept down a few gulps of milk before he's gone to sleep, but anyway... better go brush my teeth before he wakes up.


  1. So sorry to hear that Andrew is so nauseated. The upside is that after this round, you will be more than half way done with treatments! Hooray! We will continue to pray for all 3 of you. We hope this rest of this round is "uneventful!" We should be getting Rachel's bone marrow results on Friday...

  2. i was at work yesterday and wanted to come see you but I had all RSV kids so I didn't want to bring anything over with me! but I thought about you guys all day!!

  3. I don't know if it would help, or if he's old enough to try it, but my mom found that popsicles helped keep liquids down, at least. Just one more thing to possibly try sometime.
    Still thinking of you all.

  4. Sorry to hear that you are stick in your chair!! If I can ever get out of mine I'll come visit! I'm thinking about you and Andrew! I hope he gets better with this round being so short! One more day!