Sunday, June 21, 2009

Free at last!

Summer was released from the hospital before noon today! That was awesome because we got to go visit with family at my aunt's pool. It was nice. Summer missed a family cookout yesterday. My mom stayed at the hospital with her. Her platelets were low yesterday morning so they gave her some of those while I was gone. Today, all was good though. Her ANC was ZERO so that is not great, but that is normal. I am hoping it starts going up quickly or else our trip to the beach is nothing but a pipe dream.

Summer made her daddy a card this morning before he got to the hospital. She wanted it to be a heart so I drew one on the yellow construction paper she picked out. She cut it out. Then she decorated it with stickers and told me what to write. It turned out really cute and I know her daddy was surprised when he saw it.

She has been eating like a horse today. I can't even remember all she has eaten, but here is a partial list: toast with strawberry jam, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie, 5 vanilla wafers, 1/2 can black olives, half a hot dog, cantaloupe, grapes, spaghetti, chicken noodle broth, lemon yogurt. Ok, I'm stopping there. As you can see, she definitely has her appetite back.

I am hoping for no more fever. She has a CT scan in the morning then an appointment in the clinic for a count check. I wish we could wait until Tuesday for the counts because I am really wanting to make a quick trip to the beach this week. I am afraid they won't be up enough tomorrow, but maybe they would by Tuesday. If we go tomorrow, her next appt. will be Thursday for another count check. By then it is really too late for the beach. I may just wait until Tuesday, but not sure yet. We'll see how the scan goes tomorrow. I am hoping everything is clear because otherwise that means the chemo is not working and that will change her whole treatment plan. I'm sure it will be clear though because I BELIEVE IT!!! She is beating this ugly disease. I just know it!


-*aMaNdA*- said...

i just know it too! make sure u let me knw asap.. .when u find out..
I didnt knw that she was getting a scan tmrw...

the mol said...

When you get her counts, you can usually judge from the differential what direction they're going to go. If the white count is, like, 3.2 (3,200) but the ANC is 800, that means that most of the rest of the white cells that are not neutrophils have not matured yet and are on their way to doing so. You need to worry more if the numbers are closer a white count of .6 and an ANC of 500.

Post as soon as possible when you get the results of the scan. I'm getting scanxiety on your behalf...and we're praying for good results!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm right with you too...BELIEVE BELIEVE BELIEVE! WE JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW! praying for you all!!!!!!

Hope that beach trip can happen this weekend :) that would be such a fun time for you all!

Glad you're out of the hospital and she's eating well...I'm shocked she eats black olives..her appetite must be back :)

Susie said...

I'm glad to here that you are still believing. Never quit believing because all things are possible with God. Glad to see that she is eating good. Praying for you all.

Bridgett said...

Wow. Her appetite really is back! LOL

Keep believing! That's a great power and energy to put out into the earth. :)