Jacob, Abbey & Micah on Easter
Quick update on things here...
Our week since we've been home from the hospital has been wonderful. Abbey has been feeling great and we've been enjoying her feeling good and things being pretty normal around here.
The shots have been going as good as can be expected. She is definitely getting more used to them and looks forward to picking out a special band-aid after each poke. Jim went to the store a few days ago and bought every kind of girl band-aid that they make so that has been a little bit of a distraction for her to the actual shot. Jacob has been helping her through each shot by sitting in front of her and breathing out with her while she gets it. She's been so tough and seeing that she is doing o.k. with them is helping me be a little more o.k. with giving them to her.
Tomorrow we are heading back to the clinic for the next part of this phase to begin. We have to be there at 8:30a.m. for her to get IV fluids for a couple hours before getting a chemo that can be hard on her bladder. She then has her spinal chemo at 12 (she can't eat until this is over b/c of sedation) and then we will go back to the clinic for her to get more IV fluids to flush the chemo through her bladder. They told us not to expect to leave until around 5p.m. so it will be a long day. She also will get a new chemo called Ara-C starting tomorrow and will get it for 4 days in a row. Her needle will stay in and a nurse will come to our house everyday through Sunday to give it to her and then her needle will come out on Sunday. That will be hard b/c she doesn't like the needle staying in and often complains that it itches and just bothers her. She then will have a break until next Thursday and then again will have the 4 day chemo again and will need to have her needle in the whole time.
We have two rough weeks ahead, but we know we will make it. We look forward to starting tomorrow so we can get it over with. I will try to update more as we go through the rest of this phase.
Thanks for checking in on Abbey and please pray for her to handle the rest of this phase with no problems. Please pray that the needle wouldn't bug her and that she wouldn't be sick from these new chemos that she's getting.