every day andrew and I go to "work" or at least that is how it seems to me as I walk thru this process of being at MD anderson with andrew. It seems like another world here..full of appointments and schedules to keep, running from one hospital to the next. I watch as all kind of things are done to my son and all kind of medications are put into him. and I am amazed (but not really) how he is the same andrew that we all know and love. every nurse or doctor that takes care of him he makes laugh, every cancer patient he sits next to he engages in conversation, every person in the elevators or the mass amounts of hallways he has a good word for. I see how he encourages with a joke or a smile all he comes in contact with and I am proud of him as his mom for his humor and his courage. I am proud of him for the man he has become--always motivating others to do great or feel great about who they are. I see how much strength and courage he gets from all of you who love and support him. thank you for all of your prayers, love and support. it is what sustains us.
Andrew has one more full day of chemo for the first round. we both look forward to today (friday) when he gets to be "unplugged" from the 24hr bag of chemo that runs thru his system and the final day of being hooked up to the five hours of additional chemo that runs thru.his body But now he has medical people that begin to look forward to having him as a patient because they know it will be a :"great day to fight cancer"