On July 10th, 2010, Our sweet Camryn was diagnosed with Leukemia. After the initial horror, we bucked up and decided that one day we would want to look back on this whole experience so we could remember the blessings, the happy moments and even the hard things that taught us lifelong lessons. We also wanted a place for those who love Cami to come for updates and to leave her words of encouragement. Thank you all for your love and support.
Kisses, Pat and Chelsea
Sunday, November 21, 2010
It was a long day at clinic this week, we got there at 10:30AM and didn't leave until 3:30PM. Cami got vincristine and that darn "red devil" chemo again. Last week Cami was VERY nauseous after getting the "red devil". I asked them to give her a different anti-nausia this time and she felt MUCH MUCH better after...YAY!!!
Cami also finished her 7 days of steroids and boy are we GLAD! She has had raging fits, she cries over EVERYTHING and is just plain grumpy when on these pills. We get a week off, then we have to start another 7 day round. One good thing about the steroids is that she is eating again! Last week we had a little visit from the nutritionalist up at Primary's. She was worried about Cami's weight because it had dropped below her diagnosis weight. She said that if Cami kept dropping at this rate, she would need to be put on a feeding tube. This is obviously not ideal, so we are VERY happy she is eating again!
Cami thinks its the coolest thing to push her IV pole around the clinic. She runs into everyone and everything, but she wont let anyone help her. Its one of the few things she has control over, so I let her do it.
We got a chance to go visit our little cancer buddy, Skyler.
He has been down in the ICU for a couple months and just got moved back up to the oncology unit. He has come so far and is such a fighter! If you haven't read his story, you should check it out here. He is an inspiration!
Skyler gave Cami a bear that is exactly like his. She loves it and calls it her Skyler bear.
Thanks Skyler and Crystal!!
We love you guys, keep up the fight!
Cami was OUT the minute I buckled her seatbelt in the car.
Its like I can see her blood levels dropping.
They expect her ANC (ability to fight infection) to get to 0 this week.
What a sweet little sleepy-head.