Friday, January 23, 2009

Cody started today...

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.

Thanks for dropping by.

12 comments:

Cameron said...

MAJOR MAJOR PRAYERS BEING LIFTED UP FOR ALL OF YOU! I wish there was something that I could do besides pray. My heart breaks for all that Cody has to endure and as a parent everything you have to go through. Please keep us posted when you get a chance.

God Bless,
Mary

DevilDog Dustin said...

Mickey,
I constantly have you and your family in my thoughts. I read your blog in hopes that some good news will be posted. Stay strong and know that there are a lot of people around you that are pulling for you and praying to the man upstairs that this beast will leave your little mans body. The only people that can understand what you are going through are those that have gone through it. Persevere and stay positive and we will continue to do so as well.
Dustin

Gettin Older said...

I'm glad they got him started. Praying for better liver numbers so they can give him a full dose.

elizabethnyc said...

Seems like there are so many "moving parts" with balancing treatments, liver numbers, food intake, etc. I'm glad Cody's liver numbers are improving, hoping they continue too.

Prayers said each and every day...

Dottie O said...

I'm glad it looks like the radiation is working- if they keep being aggressive and checking the other areas they should be able to stop it. I know the feeding tube has to be hard, but if if keeps him stronger then maybe it will be in only a short time.

Hugs and strength to all of you!

Dottie

Frippery said...

I meant to let you know my post for prayers for Cody will post tomorrow, Sunday. Bless you and your family, Pam

jeriberinanabana said...

Prayers for Cody today, and for your family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers coming your way Cody. You keep playing with the Wii and take you mind off of other things. Prayers to you to Mickey and family.

DollarBill

Lori said...

Thinking of you and sending love and prayers your way.
XOXO
Lori

Monica Cassier said...

Prayers for you all. My mom would say "I'm storming heaven"...
monica

Cap'n Ron said...

Thanks for the update Mickey. We are all here for you. Just let us know if you need anything or we can be of help in any way.

Take care of yourself buddy!

Ron

Samantha said...

Prayers, prayers, prayers....

Hug each other, lots.
Sam