Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rainer Update

I haven't posted a Rainer update in a long time because quite frankly, there is not much to update you on. And no news is definitely good news, and boring is good. He had a delightful summer of not much chemo. Every phase of his treatment has a name, and over the summer he was on "Augmented Interim Maintenance." He only had chemo about every 10 days, and no home meds except his usual antibiotic he takes on Saturdays and Sundays. So he frolicked all summer and felt really good.
So now he is in a more intense phase, "Delayed Intensification" as they call it, and on some yucky meds, but he tolerates his chemo very well and hasn't seemed too uncomfortable or cranky. He's rounding out a bit, on the med he is on, but he kind of needed that because he got very skinny over the summer. He actually looks really good right now.
He even still has a little hair.
He's an outdoor boy and a lover of flowers and zucchini soup and a talker and a figure-er outer of things.
You go, guy!

30 comments:

Carrie said...

Lookin' good Rainer!

Mary Elizabeth said...

A blessing! Our neighbors son is going through the same treatment. 3yrs old(5months into treatment). His parents use a website called caringbridge.com so they don't have to answer the same question 100 times.Have you seen it? I love your zucchini pie post. What a lucky family to be feed with such nourishing food.
Here is to good health.

Beth said...

I discovered your blog last week and read through it with tears and laughter. Thanks for the update.

bigbucketgirl said...

He's gorgeous! Loving those legs!
Huge, huge sunshine warmed hugs to the little man.

PolarBearCreations said...

Glad to hear that there aren't any news! He looks great! :0)
I'm sure it helps a lot that he's in such a healthy enviroment with all the good food you make for him and the positive attitude you have
!

MoziEsmé said...

He's growing up beautifully!

Meg said...

God bless him. He looks great--I just love those little legs sticking out of that onesie!

Lina said...

He looks so well Mary Beth!

Denise said...

It is so good to see Rainer walking again. All the best to you and your family.

melissa s. said...

glad to hear the good news!

bittycakes said...

Love your blog. Just wanted to send good vibes and all the best to you and Rainer.

Hannah said...

I'm glad to hear no news is good news. Sending vibes to help Rainer through the yukky part of chemo. He copes so well, he's an inspiration.

Mom said...

Love, love,love that baby boy!!

Julie said...

You go, Rainer!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie. He does look really good.

Kelli said...

I am happy for you all. He is so sweet looking

ames said...

Yay Rainer, keep it up! The world needs more figure-er outers.

Leslie said...

i will pray for continued good health for your sweet little guy

Tava said...

Sweet baby Rainer, I'm always thinking of you! What a lucky boy you are to have such a loving mommy!

Elfin Goddess said...

Hey! So good to hear Rainer's doing well.....he looks super! You are such a great mom! Cheerio!

Iris said...

Very glad to hear that all is well.

Amy said...

Steve and I talk all the time about how great boring is when so many things could make our life less boring, yet they might be unwanted things. We are having a non-boring time right now and I will always take boring over anything else! Rainer looks wonderful these days- so nice to know you no news lately is good news.

Laura said...

I love Rainer's lips and facial expressing in the second photo!

Its_Lily said...

And he looks absolutely beautiful. Love the blond hair and tan - that's how 2 of mine looked growing up. how sweet

taimarie said...

So good see your little guy doing so well- what a sweetie he is!

crunchy peas said...

I am so glad to hear the encouraging report- yay Rainer!

periwinkle said...

He looks really well and happy, must be the courgettes, I'm so glad to read your updates .
Lisa x

farawayme said...

Oh he's gorgeous!

You don't know me but I just found your blog and am so pleased to hear your little man is getting better all the time.

Lots of Love x

mbutterfudge said...

Wonderful to hear Rainer is coming through all this. I guess he won't remember anything about this time, but you guys will of course. I think I've said this before, we've certainly talked about it here in our home, but your focus and strength have played a huge part in his recovery I am sure. Sending you much much love, bless you Rainer, ClareX

encircling said...

blessings to you! What a cute little man- and so curious. He is lucky to have such a thoughtful mama.