Day 1000 of Treatment

 Day 991: Elliott was finally able to attend the University of Dallas Easter egg hunt. He missed the 2015 and 2016 Easter egg hunt due to chemotherapy.

Day 991: Elliott was finally able to attend the University of Dallas Easter egg hunt. He missed the 2015 and 2016 Easter egg hunt due to chemotherapy.

First, Elliott is doing great. A lack of post always means things are going well. Elliott is still in remission and on track to complete chemotherapy this November. One of the reasons it has been hard to find time to post is that Elliott is doing so well that the kids now have activities planned 5 days a week. We are struggling to keep up with their social calendar.

Today marks 1000 days since Elliott began treatment for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is hard for me to even wrap my brain around that. The first 500 were taken just one day at a time, so the passage of the time did not even register. The last 500 have been filled with so many activities that they have breezed by without me noticing. Both the first 500 and the last 500 days have been exhausting, but recently it is the good exhausting.

Elliott began playing baseball earlier this month. For me it has been another sign that he is a healthy, active little boy. It has provided me with both joy and relief to see him running around with all the other kids. He has come a long way since the months of physical therapy to help him learn to walk after chemo caused enough pain in his limbs to prevent him from taking his first step. Beating cancer with a big smile on his face, but still scared of the dark.

 Day 990: Elliott began baseball this month. I was surprised by the joy and relief I felt seeing him playing with the other kids at his first game. He has come a long way.

Day 990: Elliott began baseball this month. I was surprised by the joy and relief I felt seeing him playing with the other kids at his first game. He has come a long way.