Monday, November 8, 2010
A Time Out!
It has been 18 days since Cami's last chemo treatment. She has been so happy, and energetic the past week. She has been a joy! We have started seeing glimpses of our old Cami back and it has been wonderful to say the least. Thursday she will start the final round of treatment before maintenance, its called Delayed Intensification and from what I understand its going to hit her pretty hard. I am SO dreading the day that my little Cami goes away again. I know she will be back, but now that I've gotten a taste of my normal, happy, healthy,little girl I don't want to let her go. I am trying really hard to enjoy these next couple days without letting the anxiety get to me.
Cami's home care nurse came to check her counts in between clinic visits and I had to snap a picture of how good Doctor Cami is at drawing her own blood and then doing a saline flush. That is one thing I never thought I'd see... EVER!
We were invited to St. George this past weekend with some cancer friends, the Flamm's (Millie's family). We were so happy that Cam's counts came back at 1600 so we were able to go! It was nice to take Cami away while she feels good enough.
The kids did great the entire ride down. I love my sleeping babes-
It makes me all choked up to see these two together. Knowing what they have been through at such a young age amazes me. They are great little buds.
Aren't they the cutest little things?!
We also had a chance to get together with another cancer family (who I've only ever talked to online). The Prince family (or Chases fam). The Daddy's had fun watching the U game, the kids had a blast and us moms chatted the day away. We are so grateful for our friends. It is incredible to have people who just "get" it.
Thanks Prince family!
Here are the three cancer fighting cuties.
Cami, Chase and Millie
Chase is 2 1/2. Caden just adored him. They were good little buds. Every time Caden throws a tantrum or runs around like a crazy person I think of Chase and his mom, Dani. I honestly don't know how she does it.. can you imagine a 2 year old hooked up to tubes and waiting around in Doctor's offices for hours at a time. Oh, and she also has a 2 month old. All the while driving to SLC from St. George EVERY week to get his chemo!
Yeah, she is amazing!
Here are the little buds Chase and Caden.
Chase also has an older sister, Abby, who is exactly Cami and Millie's age. She was so cute with the girls and they had so much fun together.