Monday, May 16, 2005

2 down 2 to go... Methotrexate starts again

2 down 2 to go... Methotrexate starts again

Well here we are again, on the eve of another infusion.

I'm not too nervous about the whole thing this time, either because I
haven't had much time to think about it with school winding down and all of
our visitors or maybe I just really am getting to be OK with the whole
thing. maybe.

This whole infusion process really hasn't been too bad. Abby's counts are
up, somewhere near a normal kid for immunity last week and 1178 ANC today.
Really good like I said. She has been running more now, not as whining and
overall in good spirits. She even had a runny nose and cold last week and
still had enough energy to run and round in the yard with Anna! It really
lightens things up around here, seeing her being able to run around and be
more of a normal little girl and all. I wish she could have come to my
graduation ceremony, just finished my Masters, but we didn't want to chance
it so she stayed with a baby sitter and once again did great!

Anyway, like I said she is doing great. Tomorrow we will go back down to
Denver to CHOA and see Joanne and Dr. Smith. Abby loves seeing Joanne.
Even though she will give her a spinal tap tomorrow and hook her up to the
Methotrexate infusion and also give her Vincristine, Abby still loves to see
the nurses and doctors and even pretends to be them when we are at home.
I've plenty of my own pretend spinal taps and other procedures at home when
Abby pretends to be Joanne. Pretty cute actually. if you've never been
given a spinal tap by your 3 year old, I'd highly recommend it. :-)

Well that's all for now, good night.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey all! Mark, I am "watching" your class right now as they are working on their rocket project. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with your teaching skills while all of these other huge life events are going on. I hope your family continues to do well and thrive as they have been, and please feel free to contact me in the summer if you need a sitter or any other help!!