Saturday, January 24, 2009


I just got home with Justin. He and Diane came down and Justin spent a few hours playing with Cody before I left. Today was a pretty good day for Cody. He got a chance to sleep in this morning. He had a noon time X-ray which we don't have any info on yet. As far as his liver numbers go, I have good news. When his bilirubin was checked on Wednesday it was in the 17.s. Yesterday it was in the 14.s. And this morning it was 11.4. We hope that this trend continues for sure.

Cody's chemo and his radiation on the right leg will end on Tuesday. We are not sure how his body will react to this half dose chemo. In the past we have went home until his body hit ground zero and he got a fever. The last time he had chemo it was a hard session right before he started 3f8 and they made him stay until his body recovered from the stem cell rescue. With this session being half dose, I hope he doesn't hit rock bottom and his liver fully recovers. We hope and pray that things keep heading in this direction.

I hope to get a few pictures while he is in the hospital. I'll post them when I get them.
Thanks for stopping by..


Samantha said...

Yayyy for good liver numbers!!
Prayers that the trend continues and
Cody can kick this beast for good.


Gettin Older said...

I'm glad to see better liver numbers. I hope and pray that everything starts moving in the right direction.

Dottie O said...

Those liver numbers sound encouraging. I'm glad he got to see his brother and sister, too.

Take care,


trash talk said...

I came over from Frippery. She did a post on y'all asking for support for y'all and Cody. I feel so ignorant commenting about cancer because I know so little(I'll be reading all the info you have listed to educate myself), but I am a parent and I know the heartbreak that comes with loving our children desperately. I will be praying for y'all and Cody for strength and healing. People do not have to know the child to love the child and want them well and happy. May I post the ribbon on the sidebar of my blog as a reminder to visitors and to myself of what really matters most? Blessings. Debbie

elizabethnyc said...

Thanks for keeping us posted, Mickey. Glad you all had a good day together, and that Cody's numbers are heading in the right direction.

Prayers continue - every day!

Maison Douce said...

As a mother of four, I can't even begin to imagine what you all must be going through...!! I do hope that Cody recovers soon, and that this positive trend continues!!

Anonymous said...

Great news on the liver numbers. I am so excited to hear this. Cody keep fighting! I know how tough you are. Mickey and Diane you are both doing a great job through this hard time. Praying for more good news to come. Hoping the scan of the leg shows a reduction in size.

Anything we can do to help, let us know.

Susan and Jonathan