WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING THIS IS - SEEING THE LAST DROP OF VINCRISTINE FKOW INTO DEQLANS PORT - WE ARE FINISHED - PLEASE DEAR LORD, NO FURTHER CHEMO EVER.
I dressed Deqlan in camo this morning as i do for most of his treatments, as a sign that he had finished this war today. I will ask you all to wear camo or green in support of Deqlan on our upcoming scan days 31 Oct, 7 & 8 Nov so this disease knows we mean business and Deqlan has a huge army behind, next to and in front of him, Our Lord.
All went great this morning- Deqlans counts are fantastic his HB 11.4 and his platelets 405 thousand so Doc very happy with these. His neutrophils and white blood cell count also great.
Deqlan again didnt even make a peep when the needle went into his port , although he did not like us holding his hand down and away from pulling the needle out. Doc De Jager did a thorough check and was very happy with Deqlan. We did however discover some thrush in Deqlans throat. This is a side effect of the chemo, and my goodness, if this is the only side effect we have gotten , and if we have only gotten it now - wow, thank you Dear Lord, we can handle thrush ! We have got some drops that we are going to be putting into his throat for the next few days that should clear the infection. He doesnt seem to mind us putting in his mouth and it doesnt seem to taste so bad , so think we will be able to sort this out in no time!
Today,25 oct marks exactly 5 months ago that Deqlan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma - so its fitting that today was the last day of treatment - i cant believe looking back, deqlan has had 11 rounds of chemo, 1 blood transfusion,countless scans and blood tests and 3 operations during the duration of 5 months. Wow, we have come a long way - we thank Our Lord for being with us every step of they way and for all of you our dear family and friends for all your love, support and prayers and for being part of the army that has killed this Neuroblastoma, please Dear Healing Father.
What a wonderful feeling it is to know that the planned 11 rounds are now down and over with and we pray and hope and have Faith that they have done their job and killed every last damn cancer cell, that they have screamed as they have melted away into the nothings they are!
We saw our dear friends Yolandie & Ruan at Dr De Jager today - they where not scheduled to be there, but little Ruan was very very sick - terrible temperatures of over 39 degrees, he looked so yellow, and pap , not the little energetic boy we love and know . Yolandie has just let m know that he is need of platelets and blood and that he has a viral infection. Please pray very very hard for her and for Ruan to make a quick recovery.
Please pray for our friends in the US Charli Ann and Keira as they go for their check up scans tommorow - please pray that they continue to show great progress and that they are healing beautifully and shall remain NED Forever!
We also need to ask you for more prayers for our CHOC rep - as we mentioned previously, she lost a son to cancer, her daughter was diagnosed about 2 months ago with nephroblastoma.She has just found her , that she has Cancer of the womb - please , please , please pray very hard for this lovely family, they need all our prayers.
My dearest friend Nix, a HUGE and hearfelt thank you to you and Darryl, for bringing so many goodies today for our CHOC packs - for the pack of toothpaste, pack of peanut butter , pack of bovril, pack of coffee - thank you so much my dear friend for helping our cause - you dont know how much this means and how far this will go in helping our cancer friends and their families, thank you so very much.
Thank you once again to you all, our army - we love and treasure you all and thank you for your continued support - for picking us up with your prayers and for all your love
God Bless and lots of love
Mark , Samm & our brave Soldier Deqlan