Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 8:12 PM, EST

Today was our first full day back in NH. Mommy and Daddy headed out to work and Ally stayed home with Grammy and Grampa. Even though we are back from NYC there is no time to take a breath. Ally had blood drawn today. Her counts are VERY good (in fact I can't remember a time they were ever this good). So....that means we are going ahead with chemo on Monday.

Originally this chemo was supposed to be just like her last round, but Ally's body is not able to handle that high of a dose, so we are going to give her a round of chemo identical to one of the first rounds she got. The good news about this is: since it is not as intense Ally does not need to be admitted to the hospital. Instead, Grammy and Grampa get to drive Ally to the hospital each morning next week, hang out in a room for 4-5 hours and then drive home!!! Yeah for Grammy and Grampa! (Have we mentioned we love them and couldn't do this without them...both sets of course!)

Also a fun little side note: one of the nurses that cared for Ally in NYC came down with the shingles. This means Ally gets to take new meds to help prevent her from getting them [chicken pox]. Yippie!

Ally has been lacking energy the past few days. She doesn't like to walk, she took 2 naps today and went to bed an hour early. She has lost so much weight, she looks like a skeleton. She pukes up everything (and it seems a little more) she eats and she is an emotional wreck. On top of this we are going to force chemo upon her in 3 days. Hopefully her night time feeds (which have not made her throw up yet) will help put some pounds back on her. We are looking forward to having our playful little bug back; it's been hard watching her make her way through. We need some prayers.

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listener said...

{{{ ♡ Thank-you! ♡ }}}