Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just a very quick update to let you all know that Scott had clinic today and his bloodwork looked pretty good. Everything was much the same as last month with the exception of his lymphocoytes which were low - probably means he is fighting a bug of some sort, or could be allergies. He also saw the pediatric surgeon who placed his port back in January 07 at diagnosis. It was just a brief visit to discuss the surgery to remove it and for the doctor to check Scott over. Surgery is planned for Friday at 7.30am!!!!!!! UG. It seems strange that we have reached this milestone. Im not superstitious, but for some reason, it bothers me.
I remember all too well the day it was 'installed', the day following diagnosis, just sitting waiting for him to come out of surgery. He also had his first spinal chemo at the same time. It was a nightmare. I couldnt stop crying.
And now it's coming out. Wow.

For those not familiar, this is how easy it is to draw blood, give IV chemo or nutrition (such as TPN), or antibiotics using a port...

4 comments:

Grandmama said...

We are so happy that Scott is doing so well . Wish we could see you all. Please send us some new pictures of the four of you.
Have not had any for a long time.
Love To All
Mom & Dad [Grandmama & Papa ]

christine said...

Will be thinking of you all on Friday - middle of the day for us - as you say Steph, it is indeed a milestone to have the port removed after such a journey. Unbelievable what Scott's gone through - you think these things only happen to other families but what a reality check this has been.
Love you all so much.
Mum/nana

Sandie said...

Good luck on Friday! I'll be thinking of all of you and sending along good thoughts.

I'd rather poke my own eye out with a fork than click your link. But thanks anyway : )

Lots of love to you all
xoxoxo

nina said...

I am so glad this part of Scott's journey is coming to an end. Continued good wishes to you all and to Scott's successful outcome.