Another day of chemo done, almost done now with Round 6. Hannah did well yesterday with only mild stomach upset. I spoke to the doctor about her counts, because each week they are lower (her whites), but it's normal and to be expected while getting chemo each week. She tolerates this round well, so no shots or transfusions are expected.
I was so proud of her when she got accessed. She was a bit calmer, with not as much fighting and resistance as before. She still was a little upset and really uncomfortable having it done, but at least they couldn't hear her out in the hallway. Maybe it had something to do with the very loud and very long scream we heard before she was accessed. She looked at me like WOW! that was loud. I asked her if she was planning on doing that when she got accesssed and she just gave me one of those "mom" looks.
Dave came in to clinic at noon to stay with her, so I could come home only to head back out to the city for my annual bus trip to see the Yankees with friends (sorry to all of our Boston friends, but they won BIG!). She put up a bit of a fuss when I left, saying I had to be there for deaccessing, but she didn't really seem bothered by it. It was a good day anyway for Dad to be there since members of the NY Jets football team were in visiting the hospital. Here is a picture of Hannah with #70 Mike Devito and #35 Manny Collins (had to look him up on the practice squad roster).
When I asked Hannah about the Jets visit this morning, she said "I don't know who they were and they didn't say one word." She also said you can't see her IV pole in the picture because she put it behind them so it wouldn't show. Pretty tricky. It is nice when they have people come in to visit, does help to break up the monotony of the whole thing. She seemed to enjoy it.
Next week is her last chemo treatment for round 6 and she also has a two part MRI on Tuesday and Wednesday, full cranial and spinal, so she has to miss 2 days of school (Hannah smiles). She is enjoying school, and says she would rather be there than at clinic!