Since, the last post there hasn't been a lot to write about. It was a month day before yesterday since we arrived in Colorado Springs. Brian has had very little change in the blood counts. Interestingly enough and thankfully, they have not seen any blasts (immature cancer cells) since we left Utah! It appears that the bone marrow is still feeling the effects of the multiple chemotherapies since October. It is now about 2 1/2 months since his last chemo treatment ended. He has been on the cannabis for over 3 weeks now, and started at very low doses. It has been recommended that he have 2000 to 3000 mg per day, and he has reached 1000 mg per day so far, which is a fair dose. He has little side effects from it, so he acts and thinks like normal. Initially, he was more sleepy and occasionally a bit silly but only when we would bump up the dose, and not always then either. I am glad the body adjusts to it, so there is less side effect. His eyebrows and eyelashes are grown back and hair is growing in on his head once again! :) He has been exercising moderately, but enough to get sore! He has a good attitude, and while he doesn't whine about it, wishes he could be home. He is dreaming about going snowboarding this winter, which is looking like a good possibility. He has had to get platelet transfusions twice, once 2 weeks ago and again with 2 units of blood last week. So we've been a bit disappointed in the CBC's, but we trust a wise Heavenly Father who has a plan and we just do our part, and hope for the day when it gets better. Brian feels pretty good, has no pain issues, and keeps busy communicating with friends and family, playing a few video games and practicing his guitar. He has plans to study more and make better use of his time now that he is not so sleepy. I will try to get him posting here in the near future also. Thanks to all of you for checking in, and for your continued prayers. It means a lot.
Brian's sister, Charlotte, and her husband, Trujillo and four children drove out to see Brian
last week for a few days. This was last night, kicking back for a few camera shots. Brian needs a shave! :)