Today was a good day for Roxy. She had her medi-port put in. It’s basically like a central line that they can access any time she has treatment or they need to take blood. She won’t have to get IV’s anymore with it in. It’s sore, but I can already see how helpful it is – we don’t have to call a nurse in to unhook her IV any time she wants to change clothes.
She also had bone marrow taken for a biopsy. They have said all along that they didn’t think the cancer had gone into her marrow, but they had to rule it out. The quick-read on the bone marrow looks good so that’s one less thing to worry about.
She came out of surgery today with flying colors. No complaining about her throat, not super groggy like she was after the biopsy, and no tummy problems (the biopsy surgery wasn’t great for her). She didn’t even nap the rest of the day. She was up and talking all day.
Up next tomorrow is a PET scan and/or bone scan. I can’t remember if there are 2 different things or if they are the same thing. Guess I’ll find out tomorrow. They do have to put her to sleep for the scan, though, because she can’t lay on her back. Once those are done and we get the absolute final results that it’s Ewings (they have to go through a bunch of testing to confirm), we can finally start on the treatment. I know it is going to be hard, but at least we will feel like we are doing something to get rid of it. The doctors seem optimistic that she will start feeling pain relief after the first few chemo treatments.
Thank you to everyone for everything you are doing to help us. This experience has really showed me how wonderful people are and how many friends we have. It makes everything so much easier knowing how many people are pulling for Roxy.
More updates coming as we go. Thanks Tammy for setting me up here. I like it!