He received his first of 5 chemos administered around 6pm. It is half the dose he would normally get because they are being very cautious with his liver. Cody is in good spirits and playing Wii right now. We are glad they got started today. It appears the radiation is doing it's job on the right leg which they have been treating. But, on Wednesday he started complaining about his left leg and we believe that the neuroblastoma is progressing rapidly. He will be going for an X-ray tomorrow to check out his leg. Also, his liver numbers came down slightly today. We will be watching them very closely.
I must admit, this is one of the most stressful admissions on Diane and me that Cody has had. We are really walking the tight rope here. He desperately needs this chemo to stop the onslaught of the beast. But on the other hand we really don't know how his liver is going to react to all of this. It has also been decided that he is going to have a feeding tube placed in his nose. Although this is not a very popular thing for him, we all agree he needs one right now. His appetite has really taking a hit and he can not afford to lose anymore weight. We are not sure if it is because of his liver issues or if it is one of the meds we are giving him to get his liver going.
I will keep you all posted tomorrow when we get back results of the blood work and X-ray.
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