Hannah was at clinic today to check her levels. She was so funny when we were walking in she asked if she could watch a movie after we saw the doctor and I said "we are leaving after we see the doctor." She smiled so big and said NO CHEMO? It was pretty funny, and she was so happy.
Her counts were good and bad. Her ANC (for fighting infection) is good, but her platelets (for clotting your blood) were pretty low. They were not quite low enough to transfuse, but not far off. We just have to be careful in the next week not to do anything that would risk bruising, which could cause internal bleeding. He said horseback riding was ok on Saturday as long as Hannah didn't do anything too risky, walking and easy trotting are ok. We go back next week for another blood check, but we expect to be ready for chemo on Nov. 1st and 2nd. The doctor made the decision today to do her next round of chemo the day after Halloween, rather than on Halloween (another happy thing for Hannah today).
Next week when we go to clinic, we will also go for a renal sonogram. Her last MRI showed a cyst on her kidney. They think it's nothing, but wanted a follow up with a sonogram to be sure. We will follow this to be sure it's nothing.
Grandma and Grandpa went home today and we want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Grandpa. We celebrated with him last night, here are a few pictures from the celebration. My parents have been so incredibly supportive and important to us in this, we couldn't have done it without both of you! We hope the next time we see them is in Indiana, rather than here again for another round of chemo.
We also want to say hello to our cousin Noah in Illinois who had to spend a few days in the hospital lately getting his appendix out! We hope you're feeling better really soon. We would love to go fishing with you again this summer at our next family reunion.