Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Scott is trying to get settled, but a lot is happening. He's already gotten his dosages of doxorubicin, vincristine, zofran, intrathecal methotrexate and his leg shots of Elspar.

He did extremely well with the legs shots today. He's got a new breathing technique which makes him relax, and he barely flinched. Not a bit of a whimper at all.

Then he had a visit from Sunny. Sunny is another treatment dog. A big golden retriever, which came just after leg shots, so that was great timing.

Less than an hour later, Benji the Dog shows up too - and Scott puked right as they walked in room. They were asking if they should come back later, but he told them to stay, got cleaned up, and got Benji right up on his bed just a minute after being sick. Great timing again!

He's due 3 big doses of steroids tonight, which will be via IV. Then the methotrexate starts at 12. Due to his problem clearing it last time, the dosage has been dropped about 25%. The doctors are confident that it will pose no problems. Of course we worry to no end about any slight modification. But just have to take it a week at a time.

So the real fun starts in a few hours.
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Carolyn said...

Hang in there, Scott. Hugs and prayers coming your way this will not be as bad as last time. You are THE STRONGEST KID I have ever known. If any of us adults had this to face, I am not sure we would handle as well as you do. You are an true inspiration, as is the entire family, to all of us.


Grandmama said...

Hope this will not be as bad as last time . I agree with Carolyn you are A VERY STRONG KID.
I know your Grandmama could not be as strong as you

We are all praying for you and Love You .
Love To All
Grandmama & Papa.

Sandie said...

I hope that Scott has a far better day than he had last week. Sending you all good thoughts and lots of love.


Kristy said...

Okay, I feel like a big DORK - I didn't even know we could leave comments till Grandmama said something about it!

Scott - Hang in there buddy. You are one brave kid. Too bad we don't have Bailey registered as a therapy dog or we'd bring him down there for a visit! Hope you can watch a little b-ball this weekend (although I'm sure David won't let you watch UF win!)
Kristy & Jerry

David said...

Hmm...dunno if you can leave comments huh?

Must be that fine TECHNICAL school you got a masters degree from.....or the effect of being around that place you're at now!

Kristy said...

Yep, it's the fact that I'm now in a town with an SEC team that has dumbed me down! Must be what happens to those that enjoy UGA athletics as well...perhaps someone should do a study on it!