Saturday, January 10, 2009

Late night..

Diane and Cody got home about 9:30 last night. She said that despite the marathon day Cody did fantastic. When they came through the door he shouted "you've got to work on this really big one!" What he was talking about was a big LEGO pirate boat. That was his prize for doing so incredibly well. Needless to say we were up until 11:30 working on it and I will finish it after I get done with this post.

So yesterday went like this. Cody had an ultra sound of his liver. From what they looked at he still has no obstructions. His liver numbers continue to rise and are becoming a concern because we cannot start chemo until that is resolved. The doctor put him on a medicine that is supposed to stimulate his liver. If things don't turnaround by Monday I think they will use an antibiotic. Cody also had an MRI on his legs only. That is all they could fit in yesterday. The procedure took twice as long because he doesn't have very much meat on his legs. I guess it takes longer to get good images when there is less flesh. He will go in with Diane on Monday to start setup for radiation and get his first radiation treatment. Tuesday, I will take him in for his second treatment and he will have an MRI of his abdominal area and his head. This will be used as kind of a baseline. Wednesday she will take him in for his 3rd treatment and so on. For a total of 9 treatments.

Even though yesterday was extremely frustrating it was made 100% better because he handled it so well. We have no choice but to mobilize against this thing and get things done. We waited for weeks to get moving and lost valuable time so now it is time to get it on.

We will enjoy our weekend with the kids. I'm going to go out and buy all the stuff needed for the kids to make their own pizzas. They will enjoy that and maybe it will get Cody interested in eating....

Have a great weekend and
"Go Steelers!"

11 comments:

elizabethnyc said...

Glad to hear things went smoothly (although very late) yesterday. Enjoy your weekend with the kids (mmmm, pizza, and a good football game too)!

We'll send up some prayers for the week ahead!

BIG MO said...

I liked what Cody said about the big one,but at first I thought he
was talking about the big job ahead
with his treatments.He is truely
unbelieveable.It's hard to believe
that he does't fight you and Diane all the way when he has to make so
many trips to the hospital....
Please give him a BIG HUG
We'll pray & you two can give him
all the hugs & kisses.Did Cody eat
any pizza? I sure hope he was able
to eat something at least.I also
hope you all have a GREAT weekend
YES,YES,YES GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!
LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH,
MOM

Trish said...

Mickey - I wasn't around for the first battle but I assume that Cody has had radiation before. If not I have and could try to answer questions if you have any. I am also concerned about you guys getting in to the city for treatment around the inauguration. Let me know if you need me to figure out how you can avoid any hassles that day.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that things went well yesterday. we will be praying for him for his upcoming busy week.

Who is Cody's favorite Steeler?

Enjoy the weekend!
God Bless,
Bruce

Anonymous said...

What a strong kid you have there!!

Pizza - I love pizza. Tell Cody to eat an extra piece for me!!

Hugs to Cody.

Pat (ACCA-NCC)

Gettin Older said...

Glad he did so well.

My daughter is finishing up and cutting the pizza right now...

Dottie O said...

Lego pirates- I remember my son playing with those when he was Cody's age and now he's 22. Cool that they still make stuff like that.

Have fun with the pizza night. It's encouraging to read that Cody is doing so well with all he has to go through.

Hugs,

Dottie

Cap'n Ron said...

Just checking in to let you know I'm thinking of you guys. Sending feelings of hope and love your way.

Ron

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Your steelers won.
Cody is such an awesome person. He just amazes me how he weathers the storm. Hang in there and be encouraged that we're praying for you guys to make it through the next hurdle.
Shirley

Dottie O said...

It's Tuesday- Good Luck with the radiation treatment today!

Hugs,


Dottie

Anonymous said...

Good luck with radiation today and any other tests that might be today.