We were admitted this morning for chemo treatments. This treatment is supposed to be the hardest of all 3, which I believe. Ethan has done this chemo before, and he had a fever, and a lot of nausea. This time, it will be a high dosage form of that chemo. They said that nausea and fever are very likely. He will be rotating between 3 different anti-nausea med's every 2 hours. They watch closely for mouth sores and bacteria infections. The chemo can be hard on the corneas, so he will likely do eye drops every 4 hours, including the night. As the doctor put it, this is good and bad that it's such a hard chemo. Good because it wipes his cells out (hopefully including the leukemia cells), and bad because it is so hard on the kids.
Once again, we have felt our Heavenly Father's love for us. Our wonderful home teacher came and gave those who wanted a blessing last night, including Ethan, and there were some amazing promises in those blessings. I know that this is happening for a reason. I know there is much that our family and myself personally are supposed to learn from this. I know that there is something bigger that is supposed to come from this that can't happen any other way. I am so grateful for the gospel and the peace that it brings to my life.