Thursday, January 3, 2008

Maintenance Day One!

We are in the Procedure Center for the first day of Maintenance. Ben got Vincristine and is getting intrathecal Methotrexate, then they will remove his PICC line! This is awesome, as he'll be able to bathe, swim and otherwise not have to bother with tubes sticking out of his arm.

This is the last stage of Ben's chemotherapy, but it will last for three years. Many fewer hospital visits, and most medication will be oral.

Woo hoo!!!


paulandsmape said...

Hey Ben! I heard a little bit about you from your Grandma Freedman here in Arizona. She sent a message to my son's website when she read about his fight against leukemia. He is a warrior like you. He first learned he had ALL just before his 7th b-day and he's now 8. I told him about you and he thought it would be cool to write to you. We just wanted to let you know that we're praying for you. Joshua, my son, says God picks the really strong ones to go through the really bad stuff. I guess you're pretty dang strong! We wish you a super duper new year full of lots of fun and laughter. Catch a fish or two for us, will you? We'll be thinking of you.--- the Gass family ---

Roxy said...

yey! maintenance phase! that's really great! way to go, ben :D