Thursday, March 6, 2014

March 6


Phase 2 is officially here. Noah started his inpatient stay for the Methotrexate last Friday. He did well Friday, but Saturday he woke up with a fever. We aren’t sure where the fever came from. It could have been another virus that caused the fever, or possibly from the chemo. Regardless, it seems like the fever set his levels to rise. Levels that had been reacting so well to the drug, started increasing. And we still continue to watch these levels.  He will probably be hooked up to a bag of fluids through the weekend, or until the levels come down. I am so thankful that St. Jude is willing to send kids home with fluids. It is a hassle, carrying the bag around and being careful not to trip on the IV cord, but it is much more relaxing to have fluids at home, rather than staying in a hospital room. And he doesn’t seem to let it get him down, he has had 3 good days!

I am a little nervous for the next round of Methotrexate next weekend. We pray that his kidneys recover quickly from all the stress from this round before receiving the next dose. And we pray next time that the drug will do what it needs to do and no more. Phase 2 consists of 4 rounds of this drug-  1 down, 3 to go.

Categories : Family, Leukemia, Noah


  1. Phillip and Sherry Henderson says:

    Thank you for the update, we continue to lift you all in prayer.

  2. Mitch Bennett says:

    We continue to pray for you guys. Thanks for keeping us up to date. May The Lord grant you comfort and peace and heel Noah quickly.

  3. Paul and Phyllis says:

    Thanks for keeping us informed. We are praying for him and all of you. God is good!

  4. Terry and Becky Lindley says:

    Praying that Noah’s kidneys will recover quickly from the 1st round of chemo, and that the next round will only do what it needs to do. “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of Noah’s right hand (and the whole family) and I say to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13

    Especially praying that God will give you all a peace that passeth all understanding and supernatural strength.

  5. Lottie Lovelace says:

    All of you are in our prayers. Thanks for the up date. If there is anything else we can do, please let us know. Love to all of you, Howell and Lottie

  6. Beth Scarbrough says:

    Thanks for the update on Noah. All of you are in our prayers. He sounds like he is a tough little man and he has God in his corner!

  7. Rodney Galles says:

    My heart goes out to you in this time of stress and anxiety. I pray that the Lord will bless you with peace and with healing for Noah. Our choir is praying for him also.


  8. Clara Risberg and daughter Sherry says:

    Our prayers are with all of you for the strength you all need for each day sending love and many hugs.

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