March 12, 2010
So here’s how my conversation went with Dr. Mixan as we huddled over Tanner’s count sheet yesterday:
Dr. Mixan: “Her counts still look good. Her ANC is 2100.”
Me: “Oh, good.”
Dr. Mixan: “We’re going to bump her chemo up a bit to 75% and see how she does on that.”
Me: “Okay. “ (I pull him away from Tanner and talk quietly) “So, um, what about school?”
Dr. Mixan: “Yes.”
Dr. Mixan: “Really.”
Dr. Mixan “Really.”
Dr. Mixan: “REALLY!!!”
Dr. Mixan: “Why not?”
This is the part where I dissolve into embarrassing Mom tears and hug the doctor. I turn and tell Tanner who is now officially the happiest girl in the world. She spread her joy all over the infusion room and everyone was congratulating her and telling her to have a good time.
So, she’s going to school this morning… for the first day… about 7 months late.
Wow. I’m speechless.