Thursday, April 29, 2010

Changes ahead!

The complete Jack Morton Foundation site is almost complete! And it rocks! Check it out on the permanent link to the right. As soon as everything is finished, I will no longer be hosting Jack's Fight, but Laurie's great posts will continue in the Blog section of the foundation website. However, I'm still here until everything is a go-go! So check it out! Tell us what you think!

Update from Laurie, April 29, 2010

We made it through night 3 of chemo! Jack got sick one time last night, but I don't think it had anything to do with the chemo, but more with the mouthcare that he has to do 3 times a day.  I just think he didn't like it at the moment so that was that!  He has been full of energy.  We have a roommate this time that is a 16 year old boy, Corey, and Jack will not leave him alone!  He plays with him all day and Corey is being so great with Jack. It's nice to be stuck in this little room with a family you can actually relate and talk to.  We have one more night of chemo and then he will be done!

Update from Laurie, April 28, 2010

NOTE:  This update was actually posted yesterday by Laurie...So her reference to "last night" was really night before last.  Sorry for lagging behind!!

Jack had a great night last night after completing his second day of chemo.  He didn't get sick and that's great for everyone!  He has been eating great today and we were able to go and play in the playroom this morning.  Hopefully he will be up this afternoon and we will go and play again.  I am trying to get him to take a little nap so we can play later, but he is acting as if he just ate a ton of sugar and bouncing off the walls so a nap might not happen this afternoon!  Tonight is the last night of having to do both chemo's and then Thursday night will only be one of them.  We probably won't be able to go home until Saturday since we started so late on Monday night and he needs to complete all his fluids before we go home.

Hopefully tonight goes as well as the past 2 nights...halfway there and then round 3 will be done.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Update from Laurie, April 27, 2010

We are done with the first night of chemo...only 3 more to go!  Jack did pretty good last night.  He started his first chemo at 9 and his second at 10:15.  I finally got him to go to sleep around 10:30 but he was up every hour on the hour to go to the bathroom so he didn't sleep all that great.  He started to get a little sick to his stomach around 4:30 this morning, but nothing bad.  They gave him an additional medication for his stomach and he is feeling better now.  He wanted cereal, a waffle, and a banana for breakfast so that is what we ordered!  He ate about half of everything so that's good. We don't want our little guy to lose much weight while he is here so hopefully he will keep it all down this afternoon.  He starts up again tonight at 9 PM with chemo so we will see how this all goes!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Update from Laurie, April 26, 2010

Good news! We have been informed that when they tested Jack's bone marrow, it came up negative for Neuroblasto​ma! There is a little side note though...wh​en they did a biopsy of it, there were traces of Neuroblasto​ma cells, but they said that if they weren't seeing any in the liquid, then we should be pleased with the results. They are saying that there is a limited amount left in his marrow so we are thrilled. We will be talking with the Dr later (hopefully today) about the results of the MIGB scan (bone scan) so let's hope we get 3 good results from 3 different tests!

Today​ will be the beginning of cycle 3 of chemo and we had to check in at the hospital for this round. We have been here all day and he will not start his chemo until tonight. He needs to have a lot of fluids before he starts so they are assuming he will get his first dose at 7 PM. They have told us that one of the types of chemo that he is getting is pretty hard on his stomach so to expect him to be sick this time. Of course he will get a lot of anti-nausea medication, but we are not looking forward to having him be sick this week. It will be great if he surprises everyone once again and goes through this week without being too sick! He will hopefully be done by Thursday night and be able to go home Friday...I will continue to update as we get going

The move went pretty good this weekend, but we are not done getting everything unpacked and put away. Jack is very excited to be at the new house with lots of room to run and play and since that is pretty much going to be his playground for the next year, we are happy that he is happy.

Friday, April 23, 2010

P4L Bootcamp for Jack is TOMORROW!!

If you live in the Valley, and you want to help yourself while helping Jack...then get yourself on down to Cesar Chavez Park in Phoenix at 7:30 AM tomorrow for the P4L Bootcamp for Jack, hosted by Giber Becera!  Bring your yoga mat, water, and a kick-butt attitude!

Free movie passes will be given away!!

In lieu of payment for the bootcamp, Gigi is accepting donations for The Jack Morton Fund...100% of the proceeds collected will be given directly to Jack's Fund to be used for Jack's continuing care.  Used ink jet cartridges and old cell phones will also be collected to be recycled...the more cartridges and the more cell phones collected translates to more donations to Jack's Fund!

So come on out and sweat it off for a great cause!! 

A big Thank You to Giber Becera of Performance 4 Life and SPR for his offer to host tomorrow's Bootcamp for Jack!  Questions??  Contact Gigi at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Amazing Update from Laurie!! April 22, 2010

Jack's Dr called us this afternoon with some preliminary results...t​he CT scan showed that his tumor in his chest has shrunk by 37%! We are so happy! We would have been satisfied if it stayed the same, but this is wonderful news. He said that he would have more details on the bone scan and the bone marrow biopsy tomorrow so let's keep our fingers and toes crossed that we get great news from those 2 tests as well. We are so thrilled with this. 2 days of good news...fina​lly.

Jack wanted pizza for dinner, so that is what we are having. That and ice cream...per​fect.

We will keep you all updated tomorrow when we know more...