Right now, The Boy has a fever. He is acting otherwise normal, so the people at the center don't want to see him yet, unless it keeps up for awhile. This is annoying because if we wait too long, we end up in the ER instead of in the nice outpatient center.
We are, of course, thrilled that The Boy's scan showed NED. That's a pretty big deal because it means that the treatment is working.
However, he doesn't get time off for good behavior. We don't stop the chemo right away once there is no evidence of disease. It means that we keep going. And we still have the same amount of time left. To be precise, we still have 26, yes, 26, more chemotherapy hospital stays. We still have visits to the outpatient center every week. We are still waiting to hear about radiation. There is still the very real concern about fevers and infections that could mean...anything.
So yes, we're going in the right direction, but we're not off the hook at all.