Saturday, October 27, 2007

My bags are packed, but this little one's staying put! Also, update on Matt's first round of this new chemotherapy.

I just thought I would update everyone and let them know (Hi, Darla!) that I am still very much pregnant... On Friday, at my appointment, they pretty much confirmed my worst fear - I will officially be the first woman ever to be pregnant FOREVER! :-)

Seriously, I am feeling pretty good. Well, as good as a woman as big as a whale can ever feel. I am just hoping s/he makes their appearance soon!

Matt finished his first round of chemotherapy yesterday (Friday). He hasn't been throwing up this time (thank goodness!), although he has been on a very strong IV anti-nausea medication each day before he receives his chemo. He has felt pretty good. On Tuesday or Wednesday morning he came in and said, "Uh, mom, remind me why I can't go to school....?" I just wanted to see how he handled things this first time taking this new drug! I would hate to send him to school and have him get sick or be too tired. I asked on my Pediatric Brain Tumor message board (thank goodness there is such a thing, those moms and dads are awesome and so informative!) about their children's experiences with this new drug. They all said that while taking the pills, their kids have done great and have been able to attend school. Apparently, counts fall about 2-3 weeks after the meds are given, so this is when most of their kids have had problems and maybe needed to stay home from school. All I know is that Matt has been anxious to get back! Today he was quite tired, and a little 'off', though. He is on a hefty dose of the chemo drug, so fatigue is normal. Hopefully he will feel well and be able to attend school on Wednesday (Monday and Tuesday are school holidays).

So, that's about it on us! I hope that next time I update, it will be to tell you I had a baby!

-Alli

3 comments:

The Uffens Family said...

It's so good to hear things are going well for Matt.... and I can totally understand where you're coming from with the new little one! May you have him/her soon! (just not on Halloween, since that would prove to be more stressful than not with four little boys!)

Karen said...

I am so glad to hear that Matt is handling the Temodar so much better than the other stuff. I hope he can return to school and get back to being a kid (as much as he can, anyway).
I am sending lots of Labor vibes, so that he/she will come soon. I am so excited for you. Good luck and hope all goes well for you and the new little one.

Jessie said...

Seriously, how are you handling being pregnant AND having a beloved child in chemo. You are amazing - I guess you just do what you have to do, but I still say: you're amazing.
P.S. It rocks that you love Arrested Development! We rarely find others who do. I just keep finding more reasons to like you guys! :) I do like Malcom a lot, we just didn't get hooked as much by it. Give us a couple more boys, and we'll rent it.