All is well here in the Colbert home. Yesterday, Abbey's treatment went as planned. Her numbers looked great so her body continues to handle the chemos in this phase well. We had to be at the clinic at 8:30 so it was an early morning for us. Her sedation time was at 10 so we usually have to get there around an hour and a half before then so there is time to access her and see what her numbers look like (and then walk across the hospital to sedation). I talked with the sedation doctor about the last time and the hard time she had coming out of it. This time was much better. I think they gave her too much medicine last time because this time they didn't have to give her that much and when the procedure was over she came out of it quickly and happy. I cannot tell you the relief that it is to see her open her eyes and for me to get to hold her after it's over. Although we've done this more times than I can even remember at this point, it never gets easy and I am always so thankful when it's over.
We then went back to the clinic for her to get her methotrexate and vincristine. We got the best room in the clinic with a great view so that helped time go fast while we were there. The Cancer Center is on the 6th floor and our room was right under where the helicopters land so we got to see a helicopter come in. There is also a lot of construction going on at the hospital so we got to see lots of tractors and workers working. Probably doesn't sound too exciting, but when were sitting there watching Abbey get her chemo, it's nice to have distractions for all of us so we can think about and talk about other things.
Abbey has been feeling good since we've been home. We have been giving her zofran (anti-nausea medicine) every six hours and it seems to be keeping her belly calm. A dear friend of mine from church came to clean our house today so as I was doing school with the kids, my house was being cleaned. It was a huge blessing (thank you Tina :)!! After we were done with our school day, we went outside for a walk. It was warm (well, not really.....a whopping 50 some degrees :) and nice to get some fresh air. Spring cannot come soon enough! We are very much looking forward to being able to spend time outside. We don't have to go back to the clinic until next Thursday, then she will get her last treatment of this phase. We then have a 16 day break before starting Delayed Intensification.
Our brave little fighter is doing great. Thanks for praying for her! We are truly blessed :)