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!



10 thoughts on “Chemo Week One

  1. breanne December 14, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    Braydon! This is such a great idea. I love the suit picture so much. Alec is the best guy around.

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  2. kayli lasley December 14, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    Alec and I share the same love for BBC! Tell him I’m loving the belt. Thinking about Alec and the rest of your family. Thanks for keeping us updated.

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  3. Meg December 14, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    What a blessing to be able to have treatments at home!

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  4. Ryan December 14, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    Braydon, thanks for the update. So sorry to hear this! Alec is a trooper as is all your family. I feel so blessed to know you guys. We love you all and will keep all of you in our prayers. Dr. Who? 🙂

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  5. Mary-Ann Abbott December 14, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Hang in there, Alec…my family is praying for your recovery…Tommy (Abbott) says HI!

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  6. Eliza December 14, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    Love that you are keeping us updated through this blog! Thank you. We are all sending lots of prayers and love from MO! -eliza

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  7. Cara Morton December 14, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    We wish you the best. We think a lot of your family and we know Alec has a lot of support and love around him. Love the picture. 🙂

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  8. Stacey December 15, 2014 / 12:40 am

    Thanks for doing this. It will be nice to have updates. We love you Al & all the Unsickers.

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  9. Del Fretz December 15, 2014 / 1:33 am

    Hey Alec hope your feeling ok I know that just feeling ok is a mile stone I wonder what Doctor who would say to do? Eat fishy fingers with custard or just alonse. Hope you get feeling better soon

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  10. iowacityis December 15, 2014 / 4:04 am

    Brad and family,

    An old Iowa friend is following and asking for good things for Alec.

    Laurie (Scott) Cummins

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