|Ella and Rachel|
I can’t tell you how happy Ella was today. Both of her neighborhood BFF’s wore bandanas on their heads today. First thing this morning Morgan came to the door before school with one on and today Ella got to play at Rachel’s for 4 hours and she and her brother had one on too. Ella was so excited to go over to Rachel’s and play. She didn’t want to come home when I went to pick her up. She ate so much food today. Before 9 am were making fresh bread and she had eaten 3 times. Tonight she had 3 dinners and is still up and eating because she knows she can’t eat tomorrow morning. I was so hoping that her friends wearing the bandanas would help make her hair loss easier. Tonight I was in my room and she screamed for me. I ran into the bathroom and she was crouching in front of the bathroom vanity holding her head. When I asked her what was wrong, she said she needed her bandanna. She stayed down and wouldn’t look into the mirror until I had her du rag on her head.
This is going to be the roughest week for my baby. Not only is tomorrow full of drugs, she also has a nurse coming to the house for the 3 days after that to give her Chemo.
Tomorrow’s agenda of procedures and drugs:
Access port and draw blood samples
Possible blood transfusion
Spinal Tap (no food till this is done)
Chemo into Spine
CPM Chemo for 30-60 minutes
ARAC Chemo for 15-30 minutes
TG Chemo by mouth
3 hour fluid flush
Part of me hopes her counts aren’t good so she doesn’t have to go through all of this tomorrow. The other part of me hopes they are good so she can be one day closer to getting better. For as much as I hate these drugs, I am grateful that they are fighting the cancer. Please pray that her body holds out. 3 of tomorrows drugs are new and we have no idea how they will affect her.