I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I definitely did. I got to spend the day with my two beautiful daughters. I also got to spend some time with my mom who is pretty much the most amazing woman in the world and has sacrificed her life to help us. I love her more than I can say.
Roxy had a great weekend at home. She was able to sleep in and actually eat breakfast (during the week she can’t have anything to eat or drink after midnight because she is under anesthesia for radiation). Other than being tired, she is in a good mood. I know she’s feeling better because she’s starting to get bored and wants to do more than she can. On Friday, she walked upstairs to look for some toys. That is a big trip for her. She made it up and down on her own (although Mommy was following close behind). She really wants to feel good enough that she can play with her friends and swim this summer. I so hope that happens soon. I know that she is lonely and I think she gets a little tired of me sometimes.
We did her first neupogen shots while she was awake this weekend. It’s a drug that helps to boost her white blood cell count and it has to be given in a shot. I have given them to her while she was still asleep from anesthesia, but this was our first time awake. We both did great. She didn’t complain at all and she said I did a good job, so I’m happy with that.
We go back to the pediatric oncology clinic tomorrow for blood work. The hope is that her white blood cells will be back up so that we can do another round of chemo on Wednesday. If her counts are good, we will be admitted Wednesday for an overnight chemo treatment. These drugs aren’t quite as powerful as the ones they give her during the five day stay, so hopefully her counts will stay high and she won’t need any transfusions.
Another piece of good news is that we made it through the neutropenic time (super super low blood count) without her getting a fever. That is the biggest concern when you have pretty much no white blood cells. I hope we can do that again next time because any time she gets a fever, we are right back in the hospital and none of us want that.
Off to sleep now. Thank you all again for the thoughts, prayers, and positive energy. Thanks also to everyone who is running for Roxy, participating in events for her, and helping us with meals and chores around our house. We couldn’t do it without all of you.
Love,
Stacey

One comment on “Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Tammy Shaffer

    WE LOVE YOU ROXY! Hang in there precious. You have a wonderful mommy and Mimi. Sending prayers.