Sunday, January 31, 2016

Abby's Birthday -a restful fun day

Today was Abby's birthday.  We had a small family birthday at lunch and then a few friends over for pizza dinner, ice cream Sunday dessert and lots of giggles in the living room.

It was a fun party, and unique too.  We had everyone wear hats since Abby now has no hair -she's still a bit shy about that.  So, to make her feel comfortable, they all wore hats.  Great friends.  We had lots of sanitizer and masks on hand to keep the germs at bay as well.  It's not exactly the party that we'd all want, but we have to adapt and so we try to have fun with it.

Overall, Abby has had a good week since she came home.  The pain quickly subsided, her ANC is moving higher and once she hits 500 for her ANC (immunity count), they will start the 3rd block of Chemo.  That will probably be on Tuesday and will start with a bone marrow test, 5 days of Dexamethasone (the grumpy pill), some chemo in various forms (including the dreaded leg shots) and an in-patient hospitalization.  Hopefully this will be a short time in, maybe a couple, or 3, days.

Then some clinic visits to make, a Bone Marrow Transplant team meeting on Friday, some more clinic time and then a long hospitalization for what might be the remainder of the month.  Hopefully this will be less intense than the last hospitalization but I won't be holding my breath.

Regardless of what is to come, this little relaxing week at home really was a super nice little calm before it get going again.  It was a great, and much needed, break.  I took some bike rides, Tiffany and I saw a movie, we had some time with friends and some fun nights as a family too.  Still not the same, but I'll take it.

So, here we go again.  Probably starting block 3 Tuesday so we better make tomorrow count.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Sledding! I hope you can go sledding today while her platelets are up. Happy Birthday, Abby! We are so glad you were able to celebrate.