Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:28 PM, EDT

So here is what Ally’s Mommy & Daddy have been thinking about for the past week or so:

The options for the "maintenance chemo" were as mild as the low dose chemo she did a couple of summers ago and as aggressive as "knock your socks off chemo". Of course we wanted the least side-effects option. We have been nervous that Ally might lose her hair again and have to spend some time in the hospital. The end result is somewhere in the middle. She is going to do another course of Accutane. This is an oral medication (a gel cap that Ally will chew in her mouth). It will make her skin very sensitive, red and peely. It also messes with her moods. As a typical 4 year old who is testing her boundaries we are not looking forward to this part, but we are very happy that it is not "knock your socks off" chemo.

We will draw HAMA again on September 15th.

Ally starts preschool in the next couple of weeks.

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