Here's a few pictures from the last week-
|He scooted himself from his play area (in front of the couch)|
to this spot between the couch and crib
|Then he covered his head with the pillow. Silly boy!|
|He learned to hold his own bottle!|
|And tried to eat his pacifier|
|We finger painted for the first time. It was a blast!|
|We got a fun package!|
|I love that they were sitting in the same position.|
I promise that I do dress my child. Apparently I take a lot of pictures when he's hanging out in a diaper.
We had a blood draw and opthalmology appointment this past week. Owen's numbers were excellent again (even better than last week). His numbers never went below normal this cycle which is pretty amazing. I'm glad he handled the chemo so well this time. Our opthalmology appointment was a consultation with the ophthalmologist we were hoping would take Owen on as a patient. Overall the appointment went really well. The doctor worked well with Owen. He was able to look at his eyes without upsetting Owen at all and discussed treatment with us in depth. We're still going to go to LA for our appointment this week, but hopefully from here on out we can continue our monthly EUAs and any additional treatments at PCMC.
Owen's next blood draw is tomorrow. We don't have to go to clinic unless his numbers are low, so the blood draws have been pretty easy the last few weeks. Owen gets his finger pricked and they draw blood, then he gets to pick a toy (we're building a fleet of wooden cars). We wait thirty minutes and check his levels, then we get to go home (as long as the numbers are good). His levels should be good again this week, so hopefully it will be a short visit and we'll be able to spend the rest of the day at home. I'm really hoping the weather cooperates tomorrow.
We leave for LA Wednesday. My mom is going with us which will help a lot. The part I've been most nervous about is the flight, but I think Owen will handle it fine. His EUA is on Thursday. Hopefully the doctors find that his tumor has shrunk and they can treat it. This will be Owen's fifth time going under. He's such a strong little guy and he's handled everything so well.
Chemotherapy starts again on the 16, so the next two weeks will be super busy. But we've got this. We're going to kill this stupid tumor.