This is her week for transfusions, for sure. Monday she needed platelets and this morning we are going in for red blood transfusion. Most likely, she will need more platelets before the week is out. These are long appointments.
The red blood transfusion is at least four hours in a chair but with set up and everything, it is usually more. That is a very long time to be still with a four year old. I usually bring arts n craft type stuff. Unfortunately, I am not the most creative person on that front, so the usual was starting to be a bit boring. Grandma Patty gave us some Highlight magazines that have been very helpful.
Here is a picture of Hannah and Aaron making caterpillars while we waited for platelets to arrive. (takes two hours)
Yesterday, Hannah had two different types of chemo at Children's. The PEG shot and Vincristine. The PEG is a double shot to her thighs. They usually do this while they are doing the back pokes since she is asleep already, however, it isn't something they would specially give her anesthetic for.
Visually, the PEG is a scary procedure. It takes two nurses, they hold down her legs, and come at her with two very long needles. Fast. I was worried to do this with her awake.
I couldn't have been more impressed with Hannah. While she wasn't happy about it, she still handled it like a champ. She didn't scream. She didn't even cry. She just said "OW".
The funny part is that they promised her TWO stickers this time for doing so well. On our drive home she reminds me that she didn't actually get those stickers. I bet it's the first thing they hear about today!