Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Round 4

This morning Beckham rolled into the hospital hidden under warm blankets and overnight bags. Rather than wear a beanie and a mask in cold weather he almost always opts out to just be covered over with blankets.

For this round Beckham will be here for 3 days. He's getting 3 chemo fluids each day. The common effect of all 3 is they destroy cancer cells by interfering with the cancer cells growth cycle.
They will be giving him medication for nausea which is the most common side effect.
On a good note the doctor and nurses say that this round is considered a "lighter" round. Meaning that Beckham shouldn't get "really" sick afterwards. They say it's not quite as light as rounds 1&2 but not as heavy as round 3.

Beckham has been so full of energy lately it's really hard to imagine that he has cancer. I'm trying to do my best to take advantage of this time with him.

It's a constant challenge to figure out what Beckham will eat. It's a blessing the cooks downstairs are patient. For dinner tonight all Beckham wanted was club crackers and pepperoni. After bringing up the 3rd! Plate of pepperoni he was finally full. On the 3rd order I had to assure the cook Beckham was eating them and this was no joke:)

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:N Mario Capecchi Dr,Salt Lake City,United States

1 comment:

  1. "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!" Psalms 27:13-14.

    Stay brave little Beckham!