Thursday, September 10, 2015

Watts' update.

Watts is a wild, cancer-free, three old one. Praise the Lord. He keeps us on our toes every second, and loves nothing more than to wrestle with Michael and charge at him at full-speed. We are currently working on Watts coming when called, not being too rough with Piper, and potty training (he's had a total regression over the summer). So, basically he's like an adorable, unruly, highly-verbal puppy dog. And we all are crazy about him.

His monthly appts. have gone well. He has shown no sign of relapse (other than the one test that was in error) and he appears healthy and "normal". His labs have not recovered as quickly as I would have hoped but they have held steady enough that his team wants him to have surgery to remove his port on October 2nd. This will be yet another milestone on this cancer journey. His height and weight have not changed, but we expect that soon he will start to grow and catch up to normal rate of growth.

About a month ago, Watts started to get his appetite back. After TWO YEARS of not wanting to eat and of us feeding him almost every single bite of food (literally), he has started actually saying that he is hungry and has begun to self-feed again. Not coincidentally, around the same time his appetite returned, his face broke out in a rash. This is actual a good thing and a visible sign that the 6-MP, one of his maintenance chemos, is getting flushed out of his body. Hence the return of his appetite. Praise hands emoji!

Thank you for your continued reading of the blog and for your prayers...even when updates are few and far between!

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