Pictures of Cody with his Family & Friends

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Cody's Friends left a huge welcome home sign in the front yard to greet Cody at his return.

Finally after being gone for a month. Cody is home. They got home on Tuesday October 19th. It took them 4 days to drive from Houston to Winnemucca. It was a long rough drive. Cody did well but he is still sore from the surgery and the incision is still healing so they could only drive so long before Cody needed a break.

After being couped up in a hospital room and a hotel room for a month they are glad to be home. They are trying to settle back in while also preparing for the next round of Chemo in just a couple of weeks. Round 2 of chemo will be around the first of November. They will also remove his feeding tube during that time. The feeding tube has to be surgically removed so one of the surgeons at Salt Lake Children's Primary will remove it when they get there for Cody's chemo. The chemo will be given as an outpaient like the first round in Houston. Cody takes a chemo pill and then an hour later he gets chemo IV that takes about an hour to administer. He will do this for 5 days in a row.

Cody continues to do very well and his recovery is going better than expected. I will say that Cody is finally starting to get tired of all this. He has even made the comment that he wants his old life back. Cody really has not complained up until now and he really hasn't complained he is just understanably tired of the fact that cancer has completely taken over his life. The bowling leagues started up again last month. That was hard for Cody, he really misses bowling, shooting hoops, and just hanging out with his friends. The good thing is he should be able to start doing those things again soon even though he still has another year of chemo. He will finally be able to get back to doing the things he loves. This chemo he is on isn't as hard on his body so his blood counts won't drop like they did with the first course of chemo. He should be able to have enough energy to start living life normally, well, as normally as he can having to go for chemo every couple of weeks.

We want to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers. Cody still has a long road ahead but things are looking up and that is all we can ask for.


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