Day 13 of Treatment: Out with the old, in with the new

Getting home was a huge milestone for us and it is great to have everyone in the same house again!  Although Elliott is responding well to treatment thus far and has made leaps and bounds with his progress, we will have a long road ahead of us.  As I mentioned in a previous post, this first phase, induction, lasts 28 days.  The next phase, consolidation is 6-8 months, and the final the next phase, consolidation, and then the maintenance phase, which last 3 years.  

For right now, we are just focused on the  28 day induction phase.  He will have outpatient chemotherapy for the next few Fridays, he takes oral prednisone and an oral antibiotc at home and labs will be tested again to determine the plan for phase. 

We are adjusting to a new routine for the family, which will be challenging at times, but I think we will quickly adapt to a new normal.  I will go into more of those details in a later post, but right now, I am struggling to keep my eyes open and need rest!