Another day of chemo behind us. Hannah did really well with no major complications, just a slight stomach ache. Her counts were about the same as last week, some low and some ok. Her energy remains good, and she went back to school today for the entire day. Yesterday afternoon when we got home, she even wanted to bake cupcakes, so we baked and frosted them. She took some into school today for the teachers, nurses, and some of her other favorite people.
We were a bit disappointed when her onocologist advised against soccer and gymnastics-not because of the germs, but because of possibly low platelet count which could cause serious internal bleeding if even bumped a bit. This will really become an issue on Rounds 7 and 8 (especially 8). So, she may "work" at the gym while her sister is in gymnastics class, and we'll have to lay off horseback riding a bit also. In the meantime, I'm still trying to convince her that karate is not just for BOYS!
The girls have Thursday and Friday off from school for Rosh Hashanah, and we have a few birthday parties to attend. Looking forward to seeing our cousin Sarah over the weekend for her "half sleepover party."
Meanwhile, our other patient in the house went for an epidural injection of cortisone today, and is has helped him somewhat, although still a long way to go to get to painfree. But, he is up a bit and out of bed, a big improvement from the last few days. He gets another shot in a couple of weeks. Just hoping to avoid surgery.
We said prayers tonight for our friends Jacob, Alec and Nicholas, fellow cancer friends we have met so far on this journey. Please keep them in your prayers too.