We’ve cut and pasted this from a January update on the Team Taggart Facebook page —
As you all know last Friday Bobby had a port put in and started round two of his battle with Osteosarcoma.
He received chemo for five days last Friday though Tuesday and was able to come home Tuesday night. He was feeling pretty bad Wednesday and Thursday. However, today he feels pretty good.
We were at CHOP at 8:30am this morning for his weekly doctor visits and all went well. They are expecting his blood counts to take a nose dive early next week so feeling well will most likely be short.
We went over to U of Penn to meet and set up a plan with his Radiation Oncology Team. Good news/bad news: the good news is that they feel that with the combo of radiation and chemotherapy they should be able to kick the crap out of the Osteo pretty well if everything goes right. The bad news is that it is a lot of treatments, we have to go back Tuesday morning to get Bobby set up and scanned and tattooed so they can hit the same spot every treatment. Then on Thursday he will start three weeks of treatment. Yes that means he will have to go to U of Penn every day for three weeks plus still getting his chemo across the street at CHOP.
We are going to log on some serious commuting time and hopefully I will get to get some work in. But it is all worth it and Bobby is ready to fight this battle. The support that he (we) get from his (our) friends family and especially the GA community has been overwhelming this past week. The texts, cards, posters, donations, meals, visits and flowers have really touched us and I cannot put into words how much it means to our family. I cannot thank everyone enough. Stay Strong Team Taggart we need ya. We are just getting started. WE ARE TEAM TAGGART!!!!!
John Taggart Sr.