I'd been hoping an Emergency Room visit would be a one and done thing after our stint in August. Unfortunately, that was not the case this past Friday night. He just was not his usual Friday post-Vincristine self today. He slept horribly Thursday night -- up and down, and up and down. He was way … Continue reading Another Emergency Room Visit….
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
Another week. Every week, I say it's another week, because....it is. "How are you?" Ehh... It's Thursday. I'm here..... For 17 weeks now. To think that when this whole mess begun, we were told 22 weeks (24 by the end of treatment scan), and we thought that was FOREVER away. Yet, those weeks have quickly … Continue reading Chemotherapy & School Open House
Every week is one week closer to the end. Week 15. 7 more treatments after today. 9 more weeks until we are, hopefully, released from weekly care and transition to periodic appointments and scans. I wish I could say that port accessing was not our trouble spot. But it is. Along with actually getting the … Continue reading We’re on the Chemo Countdown
14 weeks and 2 days.... We made it those 14 weeks and 2 days without an unexpected hospital trip. Unexpected trip to the ER tonight with a much higher fever than we'd even found at home. The bad news is that what we found to be a 101.6° temperature was 102.4° by the time we … Continue reading An Unexpected Hospital Visit
1.5 hours. Seriously, that was the length of week 14. 8:15am appointment, and we were done by 9:45. He has come such a long way. Puking, yes, still. But to not have as much fighting as we used to... Although today there was a bigger push against accessing/treatment than the last few weeks and arms … Continue reading When Everything Falls in Place…for the Shortest Treatment Appointment Ever
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