Tim had a scan on Friday 3/23 that showed that the current regiment (BeGev) is doing its job! The scan was nearly clean except for one small spot left. The oncologist decided to go ahead with Cycle #3 this week, though is hopeful Tim can move to the stem cell transplant after this cycle and not have to do Cycle #4. Keep your fingers crossed!
This chemo continues to be pretty rough, but Tim is getting better at managing the side effects. The main problem after Cycle #2 was mouth sores, which made his diet tricky. He reverted to a standard grade-school menu - pudding, popsicles, fruit snacks, bananas, soup, and the occasional grilled cheese. His doctor prescribed a medicated mouth wash to help curb the sores, so hopefully this round will be better.
We are keeping busy watching documentaries, Tim with his video games, and me with my knitting (and working, of course). Nurse Bella keeps a watchful eye over Tim at all times. We've appreciated the care packages, meals, messages, texts, etc.!