Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Round 5

Round 5 ended up starting on New Year's Eve. We started the day off in clinic to get Beckham nice and hydrated.

Beckham loved little in this chair, especially with the curtain. I wish I had a picture of him taking the curtain and wrapping it around the chair to make a fort!

Another sleeping picture!

The chemo meds that he had his time around were the same as round 3. Round 3 was a total beast too. He was so sick and his energy was gone. This time around we decided to give him more anti nausea medicine to hope that we could have a better handle on it and allow him to mainly be more comfortable. It definitely was a success. He wasn't as sick to his stomach as before. All the anti-nausea meds made his very moody and bounce off the walls. I rather have it that way then him constantly sick though.

Beckham loves making forts any chance he can.

Music therapy!!!! Beckham did not want these ladies to leave. They were amazing...had great voices and fun instruments and really got him engaged in the music. This is something we will do every time we are inpatient now!!!

We were able to escape the room a couple times. They have a little play area for the healthy kids that want to get out of the room. Beckham was so excited to have he little field trip.

Have you seen Calliou? Beckham loves this show. The last time we watched this show together he turned to me and said, "Mom...he is just like me!" I asked him what he meant and he was like, "He has a bald head just like me!!!" He bopped himself on the head as he said that too. I know it's odd to be thankful for a show, but I love that there is a show that appears to be Beckham's age and had a bald head just like him. Beckham doesn't usually comment about his hair being gone. When he does he seems to be a little sad that it still hasn't grown yet.

After 4 days in the hospital we headed home. Beckham had a good amount of energy and was still eating a decent amount.

A few days later we ended up back at the clinic for a blood transfusion. This is a normal thing though. Chemo tends to drop everything and transfusions are more of a normal thing now. Beckham had the beginnings of a fever and stopped eating altogether.

They ended up admitting us. I wasn't surprised by this since if a child is neutropenic and has a slight fever they end up having to stay. Beckham wasn't too happy about this. I think this picture shows more of his annoyance that his mom is always taking pictures of him. :)

Since he wasn't eating the doctors thought it was best to put in a feeding tube. Even though this is not the funnest thing in the world for Beckham, I think it definitely a great thing for now. He is on a slow feed and we are all hoping that it helps bring back his appetite.

Heading home!!!! Since being home Beckham has started to eat a little more. I'll take any progress we can get! His counts are still pretty low, but it's cold out anyway so we don't mind staying in watching movies. :)

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