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1. When chemo begins, nearby tumor pieces tend to clump together.
2. This specific treatment just isn't working for him.
So, what is the next step? Well, we changed the treatment over to another form of chemotherapy. Cory took Liam in this past Friday for the first dose and found out all of the details. Apparently, it is about as strong and has many of the same side effects as the vincristine he was on before. There is a small chance he will lose his hair, BUT the doctor thinks he may not since he didn't with the last treatment. Liam has absolutely refused to get his hair cut and pitches a fit when we walk into Great Clips, so we have to figure something out now! Any ideas?
Since Friday, Liam has gone non-stop, so I am pretty sure he has not suffered any side effects so far! Knock on wood! This treatment will be much longer-- at least 6 months going every Friday. However, when they inject the medicine into his port, it is very fast. No sitting still for an hour! Woot! I'm not looking forward to all of that driving, but really hoping and praying this will do the trick and we will be done with chemo once and for all.
Thanks for all the warm wishes, prayers and the donations! This has really helped us through everything and we appreciate it more than you will ever know. Happy New Year, everyone!