What is there to say about WEEK 22 except.... LAST CHEMO TREATMENT - DONE! Happy dance! How did the day go? It was short, and the only reason we stayed as long as we did in clinic was that so J could do Art Therapy (the birds are all hanging on the glass window to the … Continue reading Last Chemo Treatment – DONE!
It's Week 21! Know what that means?!?! ONE MORE CHEMO LEFT! He ate his munchkins this morning. He didn't drag his feet going into the hospital, except to catch his Pokemon or stop at Pokestops. He walked into the clinic. He whined some about going to triage. He whined about going to the procedure room. … Continue reading Only One Chemo Left!
Week 19. 3 more treatments to go. Gosh, how I wish I could say that things are getting better, but...no. It didn't help showing up for an 8am appointment and finding that the nurses had a morning meeting which meant accessing didn't begin till nearly 9.... Kicking and screaming and puking and crying and fighting. … Continue reading Our Time Here is Almost Done: Cycle 7, Day 1 Treatment
Week 18. AHHHHH!!!!! FOUR MORE TREATMENTS LEFT! And that is what gets me moving every Thursday when he fights and cries and screams and pukes, knowing that we're so close to the finish line. Although, seriously, if he would just work with me a *tiny* bit more so there's no yelling, and I don't have … Continue reading Cycle 6, Week 3 Chemo: COMPLETE
Now, so close to the end, I'm actually loosing track on what week we're in. Turns out, it's week 17, the 2nd of 3 treatments of Cycle 6. And he's an anxious mess. Puking before we made it out of the parking garage. While in triage. During port accessing and de-accessing. When the med was … Continue reading Anxiety & Art Therapy
As a parent you're ready for it (or maybe not). The summer is almost over (or maybe your child has just gone back to school). It's time to buy allllll the school supplies. A new backpack. New clothes. As a mom, I'm ready for the routine that school and its associated activities bring. Well...not totally. … Continue reading Preparing a Child with Cancer to go Back to School
Week 13. Today was the start of Cycle 5 (of 8 total). The downhill slope. We see the light at the end of the tunnel. We had THE MOST SUCCESSFUL of all clinic days today! No crying or screaming or fighting the port access. NO PUKING. We hung out on a recliner together for his … Continue reading Chemo Cycle 5, Day 1