Today marks one year without a central line! It was taken out under emergency surgery on 21 January 2010 because it caused a serious infection which landed Jeremy in ICU.
We are thankful that all that remains of such a traumatic time is one little scar, and one very active little boy who has just finished a week-long holiday swimming program - something he was definitely not allowed to do with a central line.
Today was another first for him - the first time that he has tried Oreos, and he loved them! We have gradually been introducing him to various dairy products, but the interesting thing is that he doesn't like the taste of most of them (eg. milk, yoghurt, icecream, soft cheese). Perhaps this is because he still has his "old" tastebuds, although he has a new immune system. So far, he likes tasty cheese and chocolate - and now Oreos!
He has also eaten foods which contain egg with no adverse reaction. We will continue to try him out on such foods before we present him with an actual egg (fried or boiled) to taste.
Only one more week of the school holidays to go, before our little man starts Year One!
And only one and a half more weeks until his next bone marrow aspirate on 2 February 2011 ...