Monday, September 14, 2009

Delayed Intensification , Day 13/56

We're headed back to clinic tomorrow for Maren to get another dose of Doxorubicin and Vincristine. She'll also start the steroids again in the morning (she already did the first pulse Days 0-6). We are so thrilled that she hasn't had any trouble with glucose levels so far. We don't know what to expect with this second pulse. I'm not convinced last week's steroids are out of her system since she is still eating like a teenager, and she has redeveloped a few of her other induction habits like insisting her hands be double wiped after meals, sleeping with washcloths, and sometimes asking me to feed her instead of picking up her food herself. I have to wonder if she knows something is off inside her body, or if being only 2, she doesn't think much of it. Still, she is doing wonderfully all things considered. I am very thankful that she is happy, able to get around and play, and that we can all be together at home and not in the hospital. And . . . more good news . . . after tomorrow we don't have to go back to clinic for 2 weeks - yay! The time off is to allow her blood counts to recover in order to start the second half of DI with different drugs. Please pray that she is able to remain healthy and at home. Thank you so much.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you, Em and Jeremy, little Maren and Elijah are doing so well. You two are amazing parents! May God continue to bless your home with abundant joy. We love you. M&D