This past Monday (Day 1,095) marked 3 years since Elliott was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). This past Monday was also Laurel's 6th birthday. Much like the past two years, we made a concerted effort not to allow the occasion overshadow Laurel's big day. There were, however, a few brief moments were Kyllan and I reflected on just how far Elliott has come.
We are blessed that Elliott continues to do so well. Last month he had a slight fever, and we were concerned we might have to take him to the hospital. It broke just before it reached the point where the oncologist would have become concerned and we were able to stay home. That was the first time in over year that we faced the possibility of hospitalization. As we move closer and closer to Elliott's end of treatment date it was a reminder not to take his continued progress for granted.
After chemo this past Tuesday Laurel and Elliott went to visit my parents in Florida. They will be back in time for Laurel to begin 1st grade. Until then Kyllan and I will be forced to find ways to keep ourselves busy. When they do return Elliott will begin piano lessons. It will be interesting to see how that turns out!