We went in for our first outpatient check-up today. We were in and out like the burger in less than 60 minutes. Hour-long doctor visits used to feel taxing, but when compared to 15-day stays they're easy.
Isaiah has gained five pounds since being diagnosed (he eats all day long - it's the steroids) which puts him at 3'5", 43 pounds. His ANC increased from 80 to 200 (so he still has almost no ability to fight infection, but at least we're going in the right direction). And he was completely unfazed by the whole "re-accessing the port" experience, which was a great confidence-booster (for all of us). He was very calm. We were proud of him.
So we drove home a bit surprised to be "done" for the day and relieved that he's doing OK.
On Friday we go back for a chemo treatment (vincristine: the big nasty). Thank you for your strong, ongoing support! You are all fueling our courage.