We have gone through many season in our life and are about to step into our next. October of 2007 our son Tristan was diagnosed with A.L.L. Leukemia. He was 2 and a half years old. Today we completed his final treatment. Certificate in one hand, Stuffed Lion in his other, my 5 and a half year old is walking into his next season of life.
Countless Procedures, Blood draws, Spinal Taps, Bone Marrow Tests, Many Many Many Pills, we are finally ready to close this chapter.
Oh but Tristan did not "get better" for one thing, accessing his mediport. They said that would get easier with age. Well he proved us all wrong as he got bigger and stronger and it only meant he could fight harder. Well fight hard he did. He is a fighter. I love that boy so much.
So where are we at now... well all his procedures are finished up. He will continue to take his meds. at home until December 31, 2010.... then stop. And only take his antibiotic 3 times a week. He will have 3 months of check ups and in March we will schedule his operation to get his mediport out. It seems so unreal.
Then on to finger stick check ups for pretty much ever - but that is ok. We gladly get blood checks to keep an eye on him. Thank you God for all the technology that we have these days to keep our kids safe.