The nurses are fighting over who gets to be his valentine today ♥. Obviously because he’s the most adorable little cancer patient here ?
Our little fighter is showing signs of improvement everyday. The doctors and nurses are all very happy with his progress so far.
His girth is measured every morning and his belly has gone down by 3 cm in just 2 days. He’s also lost 2 kg (almost 4.5 lbs) in 2 days. This means that all the extra fluid in his body is finally passing through and he’s not as bloated anymore. He was not able to excrete all the fluid before because things were still too squished in his tummy area his bladder was also being compressed and thus not emptying as it should. We also removed his oxygen tubes yesterday (hooray!) Since his belly is sliiiiightly less swollen, his breathing has also improved.
Another HUGE improvement is that he’s now able to lift his legs up and reach for his toes! Something he has not been able to do in weeks because of his enlarged abdomen and swollen legs, which made it way too hard to lift his legs up even a little bit. Here’s a pic of our little guy kicking his feet up in the air!
Lab results show that his coagulation factors are also increasing on their own without requiring any transfusions. Another good sign. But, he will likely continue to require blood transfusions because the chemo knocks those blood cell counts down; this is an expected response to chemo treatment.
We also inserted the feeding tube yesterday, so he is now being fed breastmilk directly into his stomach. We felt this was necessary to ensure he receives the nutrients he needs to help his body heal and recover. We are also continuing to bottle feed him on demand.
We have also been enjoying story time with Adam everyday. The hospital gives him one free book a day to keep ♥️. Adam loves when we read to him.