Monday, June 8, 2009

Back in the slammer.... ;)

Summer made counts today for admission. Her platelets were 111,000 and her automated ANC was 900 so that is a green light for chemo cycle 4. I'm glad because that means we are that much closer to getting these cycles knocked out. Plus, she should be getting out on Saturday morning if everything goes as it should. Knock on wood. :) That means she, too, will get to enjoy the fireworks this weekend. Her friend Willow is supposed to come up and watch them too. That will be nice because they haven't seen each other since Summer's birthday.

Summer had a great weekend. She rode on the 4 wheeler with my mom. She is usually scared of it, but this weekend she loved it. She also got to spend the night with her cousins, but not enough nights for her. When I went to pick her up today, she wanted to stay another night. Unfortunately, for her, we had to come here (the clinic) to be admitted.

She has been eating like a horse. She is almost back up to 33 pounds which is what she weighed at the beginning of this saga. The residents said they still saw a few sores in her mouth today, but they look to be in the healing stage. She hasn't been complaining about them which means they must not be hurting very bad. We stopped using the mouthwash last Friday. They didn't tell us to, but I figure if she is not hurting that is okay. The stuff is not good for her teeth anyway. I read the label and it said it may cause them to discolor so when it isn't absolutely necessary, I think we will skip it.

When we got to the clinic today, I got her to sit in my lap and rocked her to sleep. I stared at her beautiful face as she slept. Then I counted her eyelashes. She has 10 on each side. I never imagined I would actually be able to count her eyelashes. She had long, beautiful thick eyelashes and now they are almost all gone. Her eyebrows are thinning out too, as are her nose hairs. I don't even know if she has any of those left. Her nose runs down her upper lip. Not a snotty run, but just the moisture from her nose that has nothing to cling to anymore. It is so hard to see the changes that have occured over the past few months, but she is still a beautiful little girl. That will never change.


Melissa said...

She is no-doubt still our beautiful Summer! I am glad she gets to start this cycle. She will be half way through after this cycle, Right? Praying this stay will go smooth and fly by!

Susie said...

I'm sure she would be beautiful no matter what she goes through. She is a beautiful girl. Good luck this week.

Bridgett said...

Hair grows back. As hard as it is to see (that very physical proof that something isn't right) does grow back.

And Summer would be gorgeous any old way. She's just a very pretty little girl.

Good luck this week! Here's hoping for a quick discharge and great fireworks.


Stephycce said...

Of course she's still beautiful! And she always will be! Hope she gets out to see those fireworks!


the mol said...

Eyelashes have come and gone. David had amazing eyelashes, and they went. Then they came back and now they're going again. Who the heck knows?