Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Latest

First I want to thank you all for the supportive comments to my recent posts. These last few months have been trying times for many reasons. But as spring is hopefully around the corner, I look forward to a fresh start. I have some good news to report. My most recent PET scan showed the results we were looking for. Basically the areas that lit up as cancerous, are no longer lighting up. Meaning the chemo seems to have killed the cancer cells we saw previously. This is the best news we could have hoped for at this point. We are VERY relieved and grateful that chemo seems to work. It was worth every exhausting, nauseous, crappy day. I have always said that I will put up with any treatment and every side effect necessary to kick this cancer to the curb! I remain cautious - I am not totally out of the woods and will not be for a long time. I will continue to get anti cancer treatments (Herceptin) and bone treatment (Aredia) ever 3 weeks. I also take a daily pill to repress the estrogen on which the cancer would feed. I will also be heading back the the surgeon to discuss the possibility of surgery. I am gradually getting my strength back and I am so happy that I can take my life off hold for now! I continue to be thankful for all your thoughts and prayers.

Now on to my picky eater. I have decided I want to free up some cupboard space by getting rid of the sippy cups. I have been forcing C. to drink from a big boy cup. The positive side effect is that he drinks less milk and has more of an appetite. We all know that too much milk is a huge appetite killer for toddlers! He is eating a little more and has tried some new things. I have been able to get him to eat yogurt again. He also ate a few baked sweet potato fries and even tried soy nut butter. I have my 7 year old to thank for that one. She loves to dip carrots in soy nut butter and got C. to lick the soy nut butter off the carrot. He will not eat it on a sandwich yet, but I am grateful for the small progress we made. If I can add one new food per month I would be happy. Now I have to find a way to get him to eat chicken or turkey burger.

5 comments:

Jennifer B said...

So glad to hear how well you are doing! This is such good news. I think you need to change the name of your blog to Amazing Modern Allergy Mom. I have been marveling about how you've been doing it...

Jenny said...

It's nice to see you on Wellsphere.com an I sincerely hope that you will continue to improve via your cancer therapy treatments.

You're a brave lady and great food allergy advocate. I enjoyed your recent "cupcakes" posts since I've been baking up a storm lately both for birthdays and school.

Take care!--Jenny

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Congratulations! Good work on the picky eater too!. Kids are so weird!! Sometimes, when I put an odd item on my kids' plates...I pretend they are rabid dogs...don't look them in the eye, look busy doing something else and remain calm. Every once in a while, I'll catch them sneaking a taste!

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

oh, me oh my. Those picky eaters are such a challenge!

(she says, as if she has any clue about how one deals with them. As if she wasn't banging her head on the wall over how to feed the visiting 'ewww, that's gross' kids, a month from now. Oh, my god. What am I going to feed them? How will I keep from snarling when inevitably, they whine about the food? In front of me?)

Ahem. What I meant to say, before I turned the comment into a me me me me moment, is: dang. I'm so glad he's trying the soy nut butter. Good luck - I hope he takes that next step!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are doing better! I read your blog and love it!