Just a quick update- we found out yesterday that Ethan's immune system is too low, so he will not be able to get a port placed until after induction phase (probably 5-6 more weeks). We are disappointed in that there is virtually no maintenance with a port, less risk of infection, and besides that, he REALLY wants to take a normal bath:) Tomorrow we go in for chemo, bone marrow, and lumbar puncture (spinal fluid).
Ethan is continually getting better, although he has a hard time taking his medicine. After another week, hopefully the medicine intake will be less:)
Thank you all again for all your love and support! Every day I am amazed by people's generosity and the sincerity of it:) We keep using all of you as examples for both ourselves and our kids as examples of true charity! Hopefully we can be on the giving instead of the receiving end eventually!