Monday, October 11, 2010

Clinic 10/11/10

Cami went in for another dose of Methotrexate and Vincristine today. She also had to go see the "sleepy Doctors" to get a Lumbar puncture (when they take spinal fluid to test for cancer as well as giving her a dose of methotrexate directly into her spine). She did great getting her port accessed and she got to do her usual craft.

Cami hates seeing the sleepy Doctors. She says it leaves a bad taste in her mouth when they give her the "milk" in her port, and her throat always hurts after she wakes up, but she knows its what she has to do. I was so proud of her today for being brave. She went in there smiling and joking with the Docs, even though its her least favorite place.

Unfortunately she woke up not feeling very hot. She was really grumpy and tired and we still had to go back up to get her chemo.
Needless to say the rest of the day didn't go as smoothly.

Pat tried his darnedest to cheer her up.
I think it worked...just a little.

Clinic stats:
Height: 106.8
Weight: 17.4kg (38.3lbs.)
ANC: 4600


  1. I'm glad clinic went ok, and sorry that she had a rough time waking up. That is hard. I think it's great that you take pictures. I was horrible at that and I wish I had more pictures during all of those treatment days.

    As always, Cami looks cute as ever. Hope she's feeling okay.

  2. Poor poor thing! I am so sorry! Glad she is doing ok for now! Know that we love you!

    Love Nat

  3. Ah Im sorry she didn't feel very well! She is so strong and amazes me! We love you guys!


  4. She is just too cute! Sorry that the day was a bit rough... she is a tough little gal. Keeping you in our prayers.
    Love, The Huish Family

  5. Sorry you had a rough day! Hope things get a better soon!!! love you guys!!!
    p.s. cami I LOVE your flower bow!!!! It is super super cute!

  6. i know what you mean about all the fun being over after they wake up from sedation after an LP. poor little cami! that is the end. :) elena was always grumpy too after the RTU sedation. now we do it in the sedation suite and she just wakes up silly and loopy, thankfully. :)

    i also love cami's flower - it is darling! where do you get all of your cute headbands and flowers?

  7. I have been given SO many cute headbands for Cami, I have no idea where they come from, but her favorite ones come from a friend in NYC. She makes them and sells them on etsy. Check her out...

    Also, the headband she was wearing at the hospital (in this post) I found at Cost Plus in Park City. It is just a lace stretchy headband and I can add any flower clip I want :)

  8. I hate those "sleepy dr's" but without them we know how well that would go;) Good job are a trooper. We have been thinking about you with all the crappy side effects from clinic. Hopefully you get feeling better soon!
    Dani and Chase

  9. This round has been SO harsh on her!! It has been hard to see her suffer with all the side-effects. Even when she is sick and hurting....she STILL lights up a room with that bright, beautiful countenance of hers! I called today and asked how she was feeling and she replied, "I'm just great....but...well....actually - my legs hurt, I have a head-ick and my throat hurts". Doesn't sound so great to me but I'm SO proud of her and her positive, happy attitude!
    With much love,
    Grandma Di-Di

  10. I am so sorry you have been having such a hard time. I know this round was hard on Cami and the rest of your family. Sending love your way.


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