Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Long Day

They forgot to mention that you might have to wait a REALLY long time to be admitted as in like almost 7 hours we sat in Limbo waiting for a room. If they would have mentioned this maybe at least once before we arrived today I wouldn't have gotten so aggravated, but sitting in a tiny room in a very uncomfortable chair was NOT much fun.

They had administered her 1st drug (Carboplatin) and are just putting in the 2nd drug (Etopocide). They treat them for nausea (Zofran) every 6 hours and stay on top of it, if they are feeling nauseous in between they can treat her with another anti-nausea med (Benadryl). So thankfully they keep her as comfy as possible. It is obviously too early to tell how this will effect her but since we were admitted to the room things started running smoother and we've seen quiet a few familiar faces to the last time we were here.

Mallory's hemoglobin is on the low end of the scale so they are guessing she will need a blood transfusion at some point to raise her numbers before we get home. Right now I am not getting my hopes up for being home on Friday, but as long as we can spend Christmas Morning as a family the rest can just be up in the air. Not planning on making any of the Christmas Parties this year, but if we do then great, if not ohhh well. We're not really in the Christmas Spirit this year anyways, it's hard to get into it when you've spent 1/2 of December admitted to the hospital.

I did however figure out why Mallory will NOT eat at home and thats because at the hospital they use the ready to feed bottles with the throw away nipples and she LOVES them. So they are giving us TONS to take home with us. She has been fighting me to eat since we got home from the last hospital stay.

We will see how tonight goes, at least if it doesn't go well my lovely sister is bringing me coffee in the morning!!


Chemo Day #1

We haven't left yet for the hospital (we have to be there at 11). But Mallory and I devised a super secret plan and we thought we would share it with everything (so shhhh don't tell Cancer we're letting you in on it!)

My little punky got her first hair cut, bittersweet but I'm ready to get this whole cancer crap behind us. So today our little girl will be starting her first round of Chemo with a little less hair but a whole lot of spunk!

So this is my little peanut, she's got a BIG heart I can already tell. I would do anything for her, I wish I could trade places with her today but she's a fighter and she's going to do GREAT! So I am totally savoring every moment of her 1st year even though there are parts of it I wish I could erase but this is what is going to make her later in life. This fight is going to MAKE her a stronger person, we all could learn a lesson or two from Children that are Sick. That NOTHING stops then, they are resilient, When the world is falling apart around us they keep on moving along heads held high and smiles on there faces.

This is Mallory's scar from surgery, it stinks that she's so little and has to deal with this.
But It's Mallory's Story, It's who she is, It's what she WILL overcome!

I am OBSESSED with taking pictures with my girls, I am SOOOO in LOVE with them! So please all you Mommy's take time out of your day and snap a silly picture with your honey's they will appreciate it later in life!