Last Monday was another milestone in Emma's treatment. Chemo infusion # 5. 1/3 of her treatment is behind us.....10 more to go. She had one day of feeling pretty crummy, but then improved and has had a great week since. We visited the clinic today for her weekly blood test and her counts were great...1700, her hair is starting to come back and starting next round, she won't get the "big guns" chemo called Doxyrubicin anymore as she has reached the critical limit that her body can take. They will switch it to Methotrexate for the remainder of her regimen. That should improve the nausea she fights and will be a pretty "mild" dose of that medication....all reasons to celebrate.
We've had many days of summer fun mixed with clinic visits and one hospital stay. Not bad. Here are some photographic depictions of some of the crazy and some of the lazy.
|Girl Scout Sleepover-water balloon filling station|
|Girl Scout cuties|
|A girl on the beach loving every minute|
|Crazy is painting toes on the beach!|
|Lazy Santa Cruz days|
|Emma and Lily|
|Riding at home|
|Rebecca being lazy and loving it!|
|This is the crazy face of a girl who does not like the smell, taste or association she has with the clinic. I don't blame her.|
|Crazy x-ray of her port seen in her chest film|
|Family BBQ and gathering at our house. Cousins from LA visited and we got to meet our newest baby niece Grace.|
|Our crazy goat checking out the construction project.|
|Bon fire in the back yard by the apple trees with cousins|
|Lazy dogs and a happy girl|