Out of 3 daughters Mimi is our middle child, older sister Iza by 3 minutes and a younger sister Magi by 3 years. Mimi was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 12, 2009. After 2 years, 2 months and 26 days on November 6th, 2011 she took her last chemo pill and is considered OFF Treatment! This is our story of our journey through childhood cancer.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Long Clinic Day...

This morning was a long busy day at the clinic. Thank you Mama Kate and Mama Jess for watching the monkeys! Because of the new H1N1 regulations Iza is not allowed to come to the clinic. Mimi was a little bummed to go today and miss out on the fun at home so I was glad too see a bunch of little girls that she got to be artsy with and to top it off have a pizza lunch party! Thanks to our fave life specialist who ordered the pizza. Lots of cute little girls hanging out at the forest of "IV Trees" crafting away while getting their chemo. I wish I had my camera! Mimi's little toes did not leave the clinic without getting a great foot rub from J the massage therapist, no worried mom got a back rub also. Once again it was hard to leave, she had to talk to every person that we passed on the way out including the valet "boy".

Counts were good:
WBC - 5.2
HGB - 12.4
HCT - 34.9
Platelets - 189
Neutrophil - 2000

When I got home with Mimi I left her at home and took Iza in for a rash on her hands that is for now being treated as eczema, since we were there she also got CBC (complete blood count) done. She was a rock star, and did not even flinch as her blood was taken!

Fast Forward to tonight... She took a two hour nap before dinner. Nausea kicked in for Mimi. Poor thing really wanted chicken quesadillas for dinner she has been asking for them since breakfast. She could not keep any food down. Zofran (Ondansetron) did not help, so I gave her Ativan (Lorazepam) and I think she felt a little better but she did go to bed with her bucket next to her.

We had a great Sunday spent outside running through leaves, throwing rocks in streams and enjoying Herrell's Ice Cream with Auntie Mina :)

No comments:

Post a Comment