4 September 2011

Delayed Intensification Began

Paige had her Lumbar Puncture and Bone Marrow ant PB last Friday, it was brought forward from this coming Tuesday due to training day to be held on Tuesday. So her Delayed Intensification officially began on Friday. I was quite apprehensive for her but as it turns out she was absolutely fine. She woke up about 1/2 hour after coming out, cried a little bit then drank some milk, ate a brioche and was off. I'm not sure that she realised that she had just had a general anesthetic because she was wobbling around the ward and causing quite a distraction. The doctors and nurses were all amazed at how well she looked and the fact that she could toddle around! So much for me being worried for her.
She had a good weekend, walking around a bit more steady now, while using her hands for balance. Based on her blood count done on Friday, she's been cleared for Chemo. She starts tomorrow with Doxorubicin and Vincristine at Piam Brown. 'Dox' as they call it is the 'big gun' and she will have three successive doses, one per week. This week she will also have Peg Asparaginase which is intra-muscular and will be done at QA on Thursday. So with a heavy heart we say goodbye to interim maintenance and start this third but second to last block of intensive Chemotherapy.
So tomorrow is a big day : Sam has his first day at Pre-School and he is so excited, while Paige starts another block of intensive drugs where all her new beautiful hair will fall off again :-)...Good luck to both of my babies

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