Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Round Starts

This morning Wendi took Cash to Children's for another intrathecal (spinal tap) of methotrexate.  He did very well for the procedure and on their way out they picked up the next 12 days of low-dose chemo.  One chemo we will do for 5 days and the other for the full 12 days.  I typically give them to Cash at 5:00 p.m. and today when I gave them to him he didn't even balk at the meds.  I think he's getting so used to me giving him liquid it doesn't bother him - he gets antibiotics twice a week, 1-2 ounces of Xango (mangosteen) every day, anti-nausea meds (prior to chemo), etc.

He has had another great day and is finally eating what I would consider to be adequate.  His new favorite foods include pancakes, fried potatoes, rice, corn, watermelon, popcorn, okra (if you can believe it), and M&M's.  I think he probably eats at least a bag of M&M's a day, which normally wouldn't be a great food for a toddler, but it's an easy 250 calories...:-)

Wendi also was given a walker today from a family that we met on the walk.  Their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 16 months as well and is now 4 years old so they gave us his first walker.  We put Cash in it and he immediately took to it, however, I think it may have hurt his back where the spinal tap was given so we'll try it again tomorrow.

We are so thankful to God for his progress and are very proud of Cash for his tenacity and strength.  He continues to amaze us and each day when we go to sleep Wendi and I both pray prayers of thanksgiving for another day.  We feel very blessed to have Cash in our life!

Thank you for your prayers and support as always and hopefully this week I'll get some video of Cash using his new walker - it was very encouraging today to see him start to use it...


  1. We feel very Blessed as well to have Cash in our lives! The Lord has shown us so much thru this sweet, strong boy. We love you Cash, and pray for each of you many times throughout the day~J.S.I.G.&L.

  2. Your words give so much strength!! You are a strong figure for CASH and the entire family!!!
    Love you all and praying daily.

    Tia, Margie and Uncle Manuel