Monday, July 13, 2009

3rd cycle of Chemo and first Stem-Cell Replacment COMPLETE!!!!
Posted 5 minutes ago
Today is Monday July, 13th. Travyn had a really good weekend, he has been so happy and playful. Ahma (my mom) came up on saturday and sunday and spent the whole day with Travyn and I. Travyn was SOOOO happy to see her. It was the cutest thing ever. Everytime he see's Ahma he always starts clapping his hands and he puts his arms out and reaches for her. I love it when he reaches for me and wants me to hold him. It makes you feel so wanted. lol :) Travyn has been so happy and he acts like he hasnt even received any Chemo. When I look at him its like his strength is telling me that NOTHING can take him down, NOTHING!!! He is so strong and brave. :) The Bone Marrow Doctors have been waiting for his counts to drop. But instead they have been going up. 3 days ago they went from 3600 to 6000. The Doctors said that they were sure that was a mistake because they have never heard of that before. Well, today Baby Tray's Blood Counts have dropped from 3400 to 0.2 :( its so scary when they drop. This is when you really need to just let go and let God. Travyn is so happy still and what a wild little bear he is!!! lol. He makes me laugh so hard. It is SO much different this time around in the hospital with Tray. He is into everything and he has to be playing with somthing and has to eat everything I eat and he wont cuddle with me anymore :( im lucky if I get to hold him for a minute before he starts wiggling out of my arms. lol.. Last time he was in the hospital for 3 months, Travyn would just lay in bed or lay in my arms. Those days long gone!!! The days are so much fun now and I just cant get enough of the joy and happiness my son brings to my life. It is truly an amazing feeling and I love every minute of it. I taught Travyn "Peek-A-Boo" yesterday. He will take his blankie and lift it up by his face and then pull it down real fast with the biggest smile on his face. IT SO DARN CUTE!!! He is so smart and Im so impressed with how fast he learns things. He is a blessing and a miracle.........Now from here we just wait until his counts come back up to at least 500 and then we get to go home for 3 weeks. YAY!!!! CANT WAIT....We wont be going back to St. George because we want to stay close incase anything happens and we have to take him back to primarys. Jayson and I are looking for an apartment for the time being. We are not sure what are plans are when Travyn is done with treatment but we do know that we cant wait for that day....We are taking it day by day, minute by minute.I still have my vision of Travyn running home from school with his back-pack on swinging from side to side....Its as clear as day!!!!
I want to thank all of you for your amazing love and continued support. The prayers that have been said on behalf of Travyn have been heared and answered and I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. You have NOOO idea how much they all mean to us. We love each and everyone of you and may God bless you all for praying and supporting our baby and family. PLEASE KEEP ON PRAYING FOR OUR PRECIOUS MIRACLE BOY!!!
#1 Stem-Cell Replacment.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 10:55pm
Today has been such a great day. Very busy and tiring for Baby Tray but he seemed to manage everything ok. :) Travyn received his 1st set of Stem-Cells today. Before they got started they had a liitle BMT Birthday Party for him. (BMT stands for: Bone Marrow Transplant.) It was the sweetest thing. 13 nurses came in and sang "Happy BMT Birthday" to Travyn. He loved it!!! Travyn started clapping his hands and was looking at me like "Mom, is this all for me?" It was so cute. BMT brought him some presents and a "BMT recipient" t-shirt and a cute blankie. The Bone Marrow Team goes all out for these kids. Its so neat! So after his party they brought in the stem-cells and it went very smoothly. He received 2 bags of his own stem-cells. They told us about a perservative that is put in the stem-cells once they have harvested them called "DMSO". DMSO is "Dimethyl sulfoxide" which penetrates the stem-cells into the Bone Marrow. They also warned us about the "DMSO" and how it will make Travyn STINK like Cream Corn. Well to me it doesnt smell like cream corn, it smells like V-8 juice and all the nurses agree when I tell them that I think it smells like V-8 they say "Oh my gosh, nobody has said that before and thats exactly what it smells like" lol I think it smells pretty good and a matter of fact I went and bought myself a V-8. lol Every nurse that walks in to come see Travyn, the first thing they say is "Awww, Bone Marrow!!!" its hilarious! They said the smell will last about 3 days. Today was the last day for the 3 baths per day and the 4 time oral care a day. Travyn sure loves baths and when I take him out he throws a tantrum. :( but gets over it fast. Yesterday, Tray had his rest day. He didnt feel to good. The nausea came in waves it seemed like. But he got through the day just fine and is continuing to fight this battle. Travyn is my little hero and when he looks at me its like his eyes are telling me "Mom, whats all the fuss about, im going to be fine" He is my hero, my Baby Tray, my bestfriend, and the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love you Baby Tray! Mommy is right here by your side and im not going anywhere. YOUR MY LIFE 4 EVER!!!!
Thank you for all your love and support. Your prayers have been heard and answered. Please please please keep praying for my precious Baby that he will fight this beast.
Love you all with all my heart.

Monday, July 6, 2009

We are back at good ol' Primary Childrens!!!
Posted 28 minutes ago
Well everyone we are back at Primary Childrens Medical Center for his 3rd cycle and Stem-cell replacment. It has been a very busy day but very positive. Travyn just finished one of his Chemos called "Carboplatin" and has one more to go called "Thiotepa". The "Thiotepa" exits his body through his skin so Travyn will have to be bathed 3 times a day and he will also need oral care done 4 times a day to prevent mouth sores and fungus. All I have to do for Oral care is take a swabette and swab his checks and gums with a mouthwash called Biotine. Its an anti-fungal.Tomorrow Tray will get the same 2 Chemo (Carboplatin & Thiotepa) and on the 3rd day he will get a rest day. And on the 4th day, the Bone Marrow Transplant team will be throwing Travyn a little party before he gets his own stem-cell replaced. Every stem-cell replacment the throw these kids (Travyn) parties and give them presents and bring them a cake. They say its another chance of celebrating life. I think its so neat that Primary Childrens Hospital takes the time and does this for these sick kids. I love Primary Childrens and I am SO grateful that my sweet baby Travyn is here and in such good hands. Its a relief!!!
Today is Jayson's 27th birthday and Travyn's 10 month old birthday. Can you beleive Baby tray is 10 MONTHS OLD?????????? I cant!!!! Where did my little baby go??? lol :) He is so darn cute.We celebrated my 23rd birthday on the 1st of July. We went to the Spegetti Factory. it was alot of fun. I have the best family in the world. my dad is coming back to Salt Lake tomorrow to help me with Tray. He helps out so much with Tray. I am so lucky to have such a great Dad. :) Wayne is on his way up to the hospital right now to come and see tray and help out. My Mom went out of town yesterday with her sisters to Redfish lake. She had planned this trip 6 months ago and she felt SO BAD that she was leaving right before Tray was going in the hospital to start chemo. But she will be back on Friday. It feels like she has been gone for a week already. I miss her so much. I love my mommy!!!! anyway I better go Tray just woke up and I have to go bathe him cause they just started the "Thiotepa". :)
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR MY BABY TRAY!!! hE IS GOING TO FIGHT THIS I JUST KNOW IT!!!! ITS IN GODS HANDS AND HAS BEEN THIS WHOLE TIME....MIRACLES HAPPEN (Right Nonie!!) Oh, by the way Nonie. I met Ellen and she is such a doll. What a sweetheart she is. I could see the light of christ in her eyes. Wow, she is an angel!!! Cant wait to meet you now!!!
Love you all so much.....xoxoxo