Jake the Dog and Alec the Human

Alec is Getting a Dog!

Jake the DogIf you don’t know my mom then you don’t know how big of a deal this is. I have heard my mom say before that as soon as a dog walks in the front door then she is walking out the back door…forever. This is a big sacrifice for my mom, but I think this will be so good for Al. We are all here for Alec and will do everything we can for him, and hang with him as much as possible. But, in those quiet moments when we are not around he will have this dog to love him all day long.  It is a Havanese, and he is just a little guy that will be around 8 pounds when he is full grown. Al had a tough time coming up with a good name for him. Being the mega nerd that he is, he first came up with some elvish names from Lord of the Rings. Then he wanted to name it after one of the 13 dwarves from The Hobbit. After counseling with everyone in the fam he decided on the name Jake. The name came from a cartoon show he loves called Adventure Time. There is a dog named Jake that is probably the funniest dog on T.V right now. If you have never seen the show then click here to see who he is.

His Hair is Starting to Fall Out!

Bald AlecThis just started to happen today. If you pull on a clump of hair from his head then some of it comes off. I have been pulling it off all day, I love doing it for some reason :/ I know, it’s kind of weird. I am trying to convince him to get a some sort of crazy or hipster hair cut before it all falls out. He isn’t convinced yet, give it a couple days and I’ll get him to do it. I created a preview with my phone of what he might look like when it all starts to fall out ha. He is going to be a very handsome bald dude.

 

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Chemo Week One

Alec Getting ChemoAl started his chemo treatments on Monday of last week on the 1st of Dec. They are letting us do the treatments from home! The nurses came over, and taught his dad, Brad, how to be the doctor. It went pretty smooth for his first go around. They have him taking two kinds of chemo’s. One is called Irinotecan and the other is called Temozolomide. The Irinotecon is given through the port they put in his chest, and the other is in pill form. He will be given each drug  for 5 days in a row every 28 days. Today is now the 14th and Alec is feeling a little nauseous every now and then, but other than that it hasn’t been too bad. He still has a smile on his face all the time except when his dad beats him in the new Super Smash Bros game! It only happened once, but it was all Brad needed to be on a natural high for a few days.

Alec is the biggest nerd ever, in the pic you can see his Dr. Who belt ha. If you want to get Alec a gift or something he loves anything Dr. Who. He also likes brownies. I have also heard that Alec’s brother, Braydon, will be in town from school during the Christmas break, and he also loves brownies! Feel free to drop by and visit with Alec anytime with some goodies!