Cashy finished his 30th radiation treatment on Monday and the fam was loaded up (car is loaded to the brim) and we headed out right after treatment recovery was over. Cashy was feeling good from the lingering flu bug we all had. Poor guy lost a lot of weight getting this bug. Our job is to now bulk him up over the next 5 weeks.
We drove for over 12 hours yesterday and arrived in salt lake around 1130 pm. We were greeted by grandma and grandpa Jim and uncle sam and aunt Jen. They are all so caring and wonderful, were lucky to have them in our lives and here in salt lake as support and a open door (and yummy food) and to hear some good stories!
Today Cashy went to the outpatient lab to have his labs checked before we remove hid picc line, in case he needed blood or platelets. Luckily his counts were all good and within range of not needing a transfusion. And hes no longer immunocompramised. So we will pull out picc line tomorrow.
Cashy was finally feeling better today and ate some food and played a little. He crashed earlier and took a really long long.
Grandma catherine made a delicious lasagna and i tell you what I've never seen a lasagna plate go empty as fast as I did tonight, there were so many people we all scarfed it down standing up. So good! Cashy woke up about 1030 and ate his portion, he loved it, then back to bed he went.
So our next trek is to make it back to missoula in one piece, I think I've gotten like 10 texts to watch the roads tomorrow cause the storm is rolling in. Somehow during all our trips, we've always made it just fine, blizzards and all. One winter before Cashy got sick, we did tip the blazer in a ditch on our way home to Missoula in the winter, not a full tip, just sideways a little packed in the snow, luckily there were some guys with big trucks and chains and they pulled us out, that was scary, everyone was fine and car wasn't scratched. Haha.
We will return to salt lake city in 5 weeks for follow up scans, spinal tap, sedated hearing test. Keep clear scans in god thoughts for Cashy as these tumors often tend to shrink 4-6 weeks after the treatments are over.
There's so many emotions going through my head right now it's hard to sleep. It's almost like this is another new beginning to lives and I'm nervous for Cashy and his future and the thoughts of what really happens when you run out of options, which the reality is it happens to alot of families battling this horrific disease.
Cashy will not be another statistic though, I know that for a fact. He is meant for big things in this world. He's already done so many positive things in his life for so many people, be it teaching a parent to hold their babies closer and not waste life worrying about the small petty things, be it teaching Mike and I to be better more patient parents, be it showing the world that there is safer more therapeutic natural medications out there and the fact that these treatments needs researched, well Cashy will get that done. Hes done so much for everyone. He's the most powerful three year old cancer fighter out there!! Love you my sweet baby!
So everyone pray for safe travels and a nice drive home! Missoula, can't wait to be home!!