Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Zack had another chemo appointment yesterday. All went well and he was at school by 11:00am. His blood counts are well within the normal healthy range but slightly higher than what his hematology/oncology doc, Dr. Loh, would like to see. Zack's at 100% dosage of the chemo meds he takes at home and his doctor would like to increase that amount. For now, Zack and I agree that we want to leave the meds as is and Dr. Loh is okay with that decision.

Only 5 more months until he's done with chemo!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Zack had his port removed this week! The operation went smoothly and he recovered easily, only slightly sore at the site of removal.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Zack's monthly chemo appointments continue with spinal taps every three months. Dr Malempati administered this week's procedure and everything went beautifully. Zack's counts are exactly where the docs want them to be and his daily meds were increased slightly, according to his height and weight. 

Here's some of what Zack's been up to the past three months:

Zack as King Rayna in the class play "Scheherazade," 
posing with Gabe, Edan and Gaelan after the final show...
5 performances in 3 days!

Zack, Gaelan, Edan and Gabe...celebrating 
Zack's and Gaelan's 14th birthdays in early January

Cheering for his fellow 8th graders' 
basketball team, The Moose

Volunteer work at the Oregon Food Bank, 
part of his 8th grade project