AIDAN'S DIARY - MARCH 2000
Aidan was running a high temperature on and off during the day which resulted in an overnight stay at PMH for monitoring. His termperature dropped overnight without the intervention of drugs which was a relief.
Dr. Baker (Aidan's oncologist) stopped by for a check-up. We mentioned that Aidan's muscle control and tone were slipping away and after a quick walking demonstration by Aidan he dropped off Aidan's vincristine dose for the day. It will be 6 weeks or so before he faces off to vincristine again. Not a pleasant adversary by any means.
The day Aidan has been eagerly awaiting since his fourth birthday has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. It was a good day in all, kicking off with a mini-party in his pre-primary class and tailing off with a small family gathering for dinner.
Aidan had been planning his party for some months. You see, his kindy friends had given him the inside word ... go the McDonald's. There was no option really, so we kicked off the festivities at Macs with a small collection of his kindy and school friends. With the help of Aunty Flo and Mum a pigata (a pinata looking like a pig) was produced ... big and pink. It was a good party. Big and little people were pleased with the outcome.
Aidan's chemo treatment (cyclophosphamide) was postponed because his neutrophil count was too low.
Aunty Rach's wedding!
Aidan was quite the suave gent in a suit and tie. Caitlin elected to walk around in the chapel in preference to sitting down.
Look here for some photos.
- Mum & Dad
20-Mar-2000 to 22-Mar-2000
Aidan's 2-day chemo cycle for cyclophosphamide and mesna comes around so fast. Mum had a reprieve and Dad had a few days layover with Aidan. The treatment went according to schedule. One of the play leaders, Faye, added a toy infuse-a-port to Aidan's treatment doll with the appropriate plumbing.
- Mum & Dad
The first day of GCSF injections, used to boost bone marrow to improve white blood cell count. A cannula was placed in Aidan's thigh and left there so that each afternoon Mum could insert the syringe to give the GCSF. This will go on for about ten days. Aidan is not keen on this at all.
25-Mar-2000 to 26-Mar-2000
Aidan's temperature was up towards the end of the day. After checking with staff at oncology, Aidan and Mum spent the night at hospital for antibiotics.
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