Sorry for the lack of posts lately... Abbey has been feeling good since her fever last week. She bounced back quickly from it. We even took her out one night to Toys R Us for her to pick out a toy and to a small italian restaurant for dinner. It was the very first time we've taken her in public (except for the hospital) and it was sooo nice to go out as a family and be "normal" for a night. Since she was feeling good, and will be starting a tough phase next we thought this was a good time to do something special as a family outside of the house. There was hardly anyone at Toys R Us so it was a great night to go. When we got to the restaurant, I pulled out my clorox wipes and wiped down our table and her chair really good before we sat down. People in the restaurant looked at me funny until Abbey took her hat off, then they understood what I was doing. I'm sure we will get used to having her out (once she is in maintenance we will be able to be out more with her), but we will have to get used to the second looks. Of course, people were very kind to us and we know people who are looking are just feeling sad to see a little girl who is sick.
Tomorrow we are heading back to the clinic for the 41st day of this phase and the last day of interim maintenance. We are happy to check off another phase, but are getting nervous to get into the next phase. I know I've mentioned it before, but the next phase is called delayed intensification and it will be a very intense 2 months. After tomorrow, she will have a 16 day break with no chemo. Then the two tough months will begin. After we make it through delayed intensification, we will be in the maintenance phase (yeah!). We are getting close to the end of these first tough six months. Please pray for us as we keep on keeping on. Thanks!!