Hi, Team Naaman. Cheeky is hangin’ tough, here he is chilling by the Christmas tree, reading cards from students all the way from Le Roy, New York. 🙂 This week he has been awesome with the NG tube, as in he hasn’t pulled it out as his doctor was sure he would do. He went […]
We hope everyone got their turkey on and had a delicious, fun celebration. Happy Thanksgiving! Fortunately, we got our delicious dinner and had some fun with family before Naaman had to go to the ER for some fluids and sugars. He ate nothing (as in not a single morsel of food ingested except a 1/4
Quick update with better details coming soon… Naaman had a successful admission Thursday through Sunday as a planned part of his chemo schedule. Sunday evening and Monday morning he couldn’t keep his chemo meds down and vomited even with different nausea meds. We went to clinic and he had an NG (nasogastric) tube put in.
Naaman went in Thursday with a ANC count of 500 and a target of 750 to start the next phase called interim maintenance. Thankfully he tested at 800 and was given the green light to start. This also makes us happy because we won’t have to be in the hospital during the Thanksgiving week.
We went to clinic this morning with hopes of starting next round, Interim Maintenance 1. (There’s Interim Maintenance 2 later on.) To review, that meant if his ANC (absolute neutrophil count) was above 750, he would have an LP (lumbar puncture) and bone marrow aspirate (like a little sample) in clinic, and then be admitted