Today was Gunner’s appointment in Austin. I have been so worried for the past few days. Will his counts be low or too high? A fluctuation either way can be a sign of a relapse or infection requiring a hospital stay. Gunner started the Maintenance phase two weeks ago. He still receives chemo daily but in a much smaller dose to retrain his bone marrow not to produce leukemia cells. This chemo phase will last until his end of treatment date on 9/11/17.
Only a month ago, our sweet baby was absolutely miserable and unable to eat or drink. Looking at these pictures still make those days seem like a horrible nightmare.
Today at clinic, Gunner looks strong, healthy, and full of spunk. I can only attribute his quick recovery as an absolute miracle. Gunner decided last night that he is ready to return to school. He is a smart and attentive student. He misses his friends Rylie, Colby, Brynden, and so many others! When Dr. Wells, his oncologist walked in he exam room this morning, Gunner’s first greeting was, “Can I go back to school?” Dr. Wells immediately said, “YES!!” Gunner’s blood and platelet counts are perfect! His ANC is 2290. It’s time to start transitioning back to a life that isn’t focuses around multiple dr appointments each week. I’m fearful for the unknown and pray that God will continue to show us the way through this leukemia chemo treatment journey.
Thank you for all your love and support of TeamGunner!