Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Anyway, Tiffany is down in Denver at the ER with Abby because she cut her Broviac, her in-line catheter with a pair of scissors. Yup, we just couldn't stand being away I guess, waiting for that extra week you know. I think Tiffany just wanted to go down there subconsciously or something.
So, basically, Tiffany was cutting the tape off Abby's little bro...viac and got distracted by Anna and Abby and whoops... cut the tube. Just barely caught the side of it, but it was enough to let blood out and other bad stuff in so, down to Denver she went. The doctor who put it in will repair it pretty soon, probably getting started by now. I think to fix it they just will shorten it past the cut and then put a new end cap on and hopefully that is it. Hopefully it isn't too short since Abby has to have it in for the next 2 months. That is what they would like to do at least, keep it in until DI is over but if she gets another blood infection they will have to take it out and then Abby will have to get needle sticks for all of her chemo appointments. So, pray that she doesn't get any blood infections and that the shorting of this Broviac Catheter is no big deal.
I'll give you all more news if there is any... hopefully nothing news worthy.
Monday, June 20, 2005
So, she needed to be at 500 ANC today to start the next phase, Delayed Intensification, DI... We figured she'd pass with flying colors... but nope, 200... crazy. So, we wait a week, or maybe just till Friday, we'll have to talk a bit more with them.
One one side of the coin, I really just want to get going on this phase so that we can be done sooner, and so that I don't have to go through all the potential scenarios in my head any more... Basically tired of the waiting game. But on the other hand, we get our spunky little girl, motor mouth and all, for another whole week. And we don't have to share her with the side-effects of the chemo drugs for another week!
So, probably a really good thing in a way. She won't be finishing up until September at this rate but hey, who am I to say that this isn't the best thing for her? I guess I'll just have to try to enjoy it and not be anxious about what is to come...