Friday, November 22, 2013

This week

Well there is some good news!!! A couple nights ago he sprang to life. He was asking for food, laughing and wanting to get up and move around.

In this picture he was saying he was a dinosaur and he was coming to get me.

Look at that smile!!!! I'm so happy that it's back. It was hard seeing him so out of it and just miserable for the last week.

Since Sunday, Beckham has had his blood drawn daily to check his blood counts. He has been really low. This is normal though. After chemo they expect his ANC to drop down to 0. Early this week it was around 300 and the last couple days he has been at zero. It has definitely been stressful in our home since Navy and I have been sick and have had fevers. Luckily we are feeling better and Beckham hasn't gotten sick yet. He does have a cough and a low temp, but nothing they are worried about yet. I am hoping he stays well enough and he doesn't get sick and have to be admitted.

This morning I bundled him up in the stroller. It's pretty cold at 730 in the morning!!! The wind was crazy too.

Hanging out at the clinic. Finding Nemo was on and he was totally fixated.

Counts came back and it ended up he needed a platelet transfusion. This will make number 2 for the week in platelets and he has had a red blood transfusion as well. Chemo does a number on your body!!!!! His ANC is at 0.13 today...up from 0.03 from yesterday. Beckham has been getting daily shots of Neupogen. This helps his white count rise faster then it would on his own. It is rough giving him shots. He flinches now when we touch his legs. He always tells us, "no pokes!" My heart about broke after I gave him his shot and he burst into tears and kept saying, "you hurt me mommy, you hurt me." It causes him joint pain too. They say it is like having severe growing pains. Anyway, I'll go more into that in a little bit.

Wreck It Ralph is on and he is kicking back eating snacks and cuddling up to his blankies! The transfusion is almost done and we will be done until tomorrow.


  1. I'm so sorry that you have to give him the shots. I about died when they suggested I do it for Owen. He got the neulasta shot this time, so I didn't have to do it but those pains from the shot are no joke. He cried and grabbed at his legs for the few days following it. It's awful. I'm glad Beckham is getting some of his energy back! He's such a cute boy. We're praying for him and right now definitely praying that he doesn't get sick.

  2. "Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:1-2.

    I'm so happy that Beckham is feeling more like himself. I am continuing to pray for his health and comfort (and for your comfort as well).