Saturday, July 17, 2010
Home away from home...
Yesterday Camryn was due for another round of Chemo, so back to the hospital we went. This time instead of going to the ICS, we went to the Bone Marrow Clinic. From what I understand this will be our "home away from home" from now on. This is where she'll get her Chemo, blood drawn, blood transfusions, and we will have our weekly visits with her team of Doctors. She also had to get a bone marrow aspirate and spinal tap again this week. Not a fun procedure!
It all made for a long day, but in the end it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I think we can tolerate it once a week. Cam woke up this morning asking if we had to go back again, she was delighted to learn we only have to go once a week. She said "well, that wont be so bad".
Leave it to this girl to look at the glass half full!
Here are some shots Pat got with his phone...
She was automatically on high alert when we walked into this place,
she knows this is where the dreaded "pokes" happen.
she cant eat until after her bone marrow aspirate is done
(because they put her under anesthesia), so she was hungry after.
She had a slushy, 2 string cheeses, chocolate milk and oreo's
while they were giving her chemo.
Her ANC count (Absolute neutrophil count) was 300
which is low (meaning she cant fight off infections and can get sick easily)
so she had to wear a mask to the car.
They gave her this shirt that says "Im stronger than you" and boy is it true!
She really is one tough cookie!!
She had lots of energy when we came home and my sister had Caden
so we had a picnic in Mom and Dad's bed while watching a movie.
She thought it was the coolest!!!
--Thanks to Nat and Jessie for watching Caden for us,
I know it was a long long day and he can be a stinker!
Love you guys!