Each day we get further away from the chemo she gains a little energy. She still lays down most of the time and sleeps a lot, but she has more moments when she seems like herself. Unfortunately, tomorrow is her last day before chemo on Tuesday. We’ll try to make the most of it.
What I really can’t wait for is for the end of these steroids. They have robbed us of our child. She is lethargic and depressed then obstinate and agitated. She isn’t my bubbly child. She has no enthusiasm for anything. Her birthday is in two weeks. She told me today she didn’t want to have a birthday party at all… she didn’t care. I have booked her a birthday party at build-a-bear during her week break between this first stage of chemo (induction) and the next (consolidation). By the day of her party, she will have not had steroids or chemo for two weeks. I’m hoping she’ll feel really good and change her mind. Her doctor will allow us to do it during that week because typically white blood counts will rise without the chemo. Build-a-bear has graciously agreed to let us in before the store opens at 9 am so that she is not in a crowd of kids (another of the doctor’s stipulations). I want this to be special for her. I don’t want it to be yet another thing we lost to leukemia.
So, we have 14 more days of steroids and then, maybe, we’ll get her back. She’ll have to take the steroids again later, but I think for only 5 days out of the month. Pray for our patience during the next two weeks so we can get through this.
Thank you all for your continued support. We are lucky beyond description to have such friends and family. We love you all.