Thursday, September 29, 2011
Mimi was due for her monthly Vincristine today so she got her port accessed, blood drawn, chemo given. Mimi was seen by the PA, everything looked good, no complaints. She also mentioned we only have one more Spinal Tap before is off treatment! This is scary and exciting all at the same time...
Since I had all three very giggly girls with me I don't remember all the counts because I ran out of there pretty quickly. I did receive a phone call later on that day to increase one of her chemo doses to 100%. Mimi also started her Steroid week. She was an emotional a mess tonight, she was just sobbing over everything but decided on her own to go to bed early, she is currently sleeping in my bed.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
She is looking and feeling good.
WBC - 2.56
HGB - 10.3
PLT - 270
ANC - 1190
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Littlest Soldiers
The medals on our chests
Are port-a-caths for meds
Helmets won’t stay on
Cause no hair is on our heads.
Our weapons of destruction
We take every day
We fight the battle within us
While we struggle on to play.
We fight with honor and courage
No marine could do as well
We are only little children
Living in this hell.
So bring on the medals
The Purple Hearts of Wars
The Gold Cross, The Silver Star
To place upon our scars.
For We are the Children of Cancer
No one has fought so hard
But every day we struggle on
Our LIFE is our reward
Friday, September 9, 2011
Iza and Mimi are officially 1st graders! Above are pictures from their 3rd day of school. It rained the first two days and we were all still getting used to getting up early. So far they are loving school and I have not heard any complaints. Mimi was scared to go back to school, she was nervous about getting sick. She understands more than she ever did before, she knows getting sick lands her in the hospital.
The weather turned out beautiful on Friday so we set out on a spontaneous art filled adventure with some friends from school. A local college was holding a Family Art Night, the girls created abstract art from cardboard, it was really fun! Above the streets we saw a couple of hot air balloons that took of from a park near by. We walked around the galleries and searched around for some amazing sidewalk chalk art. Below are some of our favorites.
Later at night on the way home we drove to Look Park to see if the hot air balloons were still there. We drove in to the dark park and out in the field balloons were lighting up one after the other. It was amazing to watch. It was a great night!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Good counts + NO Fever = School!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hoping I am not jinxing myself here but fevers have not come back since Wednesday night. I even replaced the batteries in the thermometer to make sure it is working and that the 98.0 reading was correct.
Results from Wednesday's echo cardiogram came back normal. Her heart looks great.
Thursday was another busy day. We started of the day in the Nuclear Radiology department where Mimi received a nuclear injection and about three hours later we were to come back for a nuclear bone density scan. I had all the girls with me, which made Mimi happy to have her sisters with her. They were full of questions to the technician who was really good at answering them all. The scan itself took about 20 minutes, Mimi had to be very still. She did an awesome Job! We looked at the images after and thought it would have been great to get a print out of Mimi's skeleton for Halloween but unfortunately they don't do that. During the three hour wait we went for an appointment with the Infectious Diseases doctor (which really sounds worse than it is) she went over the last two weeks with me, and told me about all the tests that were done on Mimi all of which came back negative. She decided to test for some more one of them was Malaria, highly unlikely but at this point why not just check for everything. I just hope they are GONE. Her counts took a slight dip, probably due to chemo. Her CRP (C-Reactive Protein) is 4 down from 5, so it is going in the right direction.
We might not ever know what caused these high fevers for so long. Hopefully all the WORSE case scenarios were ruled out and this does NOT happen again.