- In clinic they drew blood and found out her RED blood count was low, so we had to schedule for Wednesday to get a transfusion.
- In the OR They placed her PORT in her chest. The Port placement it's self went well which is really the best news, but it was a NIGHTMARE of a day. She wasn't suppose to eat after midnight the night before (we did wake her up at 4am to feed her-don't tell on us) and they didn't get her into surgery until nearly 5 PM! The poor kid was starving to death! We were suppose to be in the hospital until around 4:30pm and we got home about 10PM.
- She finished her 1st round of chemo called the Induction Stage, it was 29 days.
- They tested her Bone Marrow. It shows ZERO signs of cancer! This is what they expected to happen, but we are grateful she's following protocol. They also sent her marrow away for more extensive testing, the results will be in sometime next week.
- Administered one of her chemo drugs into her spinal fluid. No news here, she handles this wonderfully!
- Drew more blood in the OR. Someone in the the lab messed up and they had recorded the wrong blood type. Luckily they caught it Wednesday before her transfusion, but it meant they they had to retest her when we arrived Wednesday after being there all day Tuesday. It took 3 hours to get the results back and then another 2 hours to transfuse. We have ALL had enough of the hospital for this week! (thanks mom for coming with us).
I want to post these pictures so I have a record of what the Steroid and Vancristine have been up to on her physical appearance since I talk a lot about the emotional side of things. These pictures were taken over a week ago. Her face was much more puffy and her hair is barely hanging on now, The tummy shot doesn't do it justice either, but this is the only one I have.