On Tuesday we will start phase 2, which is called consolidation. My little boy will be pumped with an additional 6 Chemo drugs, on top of the 15 that have entered his system since July 10th. Amongst the numerous serious side effects that this new batch can bring, he will very likely have nausea/vomiting and a loss of appetite. While I'm on the appetite trail...I can't believe how much one little person can fit in their belly! He is ALWAYS hungry, thanks to the Prednisone. I think of it this way...pump him full of good, healthy foods. Right now, we're pretty much giving him as much as he asks for, as we know that next week, once the Prednisone has left his body, he won't be asking for anything.
This next couple weekends will be busy - we're taking Keian to see the Vancouver Canadians (he has discovered his love for baseball this year) this Saturday and next, and following the game there will be a fireworks show. He is going to LOVE it! I'm waiting for the day, which I'm sure is very soon to come, where he starts asking for more major league team baseball hats - he has pointed at Mariners gear in the past. Next Sunday will be a Daddy and Son day, which is what they call a "Man-date". Back in June, Ryan won a small prize pack, which included tickets to see a BC Lions game.
Keian still remains the sweetest, most heart-warming little boy. He is always expressing his love to Daddy and I. He ADORES his little brother and I know the feeling is mutual - Joren is now 9 weeks old and is freely flashing smiles. He watches every move that Keian makes. He usually won't leave the room without going over to Joren to give him a kiss on the forehead to tell him how much he loves him.
I can't even begin to describe or thank all the people that have helped us through this so far. From the second we were admitted to the hospital, until this day, I am constantly reminded of how many love Keian. His strength and determination to remain strong and fight along side with Kaptain Lasers can be seen by so many. Keian is our special boy and through all of this, he still remains goofy enough to make us laugh every day! ~Chantal