Favorite Hannah Picture

Favorite Hannah Picture
"Yes, the park!"

Hannah Ballerina

Hannah Ballerina

Play Time

Play Time
"Go super fast!"

Hannah's Room

Hannah's Room

Happier Hannah

Happier Hannah

Hannah sleeping 4-13-10

Hannah sleeping 4-13-10

Preschool Friend's Art

Preschool Friend's Art
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

She Made Counts

Hannah's blood and overall immunity counts were high enough yesterday to begin her last phase in year one of treatment, Delayed Intensification 2.

It is a very aggressive phase and will last two months. After making counts, they took her right over to have a back poke with chemo in her spinal column and chemo through an IV after that. The chemo in DI2 is brutal.



Last night she was super sick. I finally got the right amount of anti nausea medicine in her. After that she just laid still. She looked a little out of it but still wanted to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks.

I cannot express how much my girl loves to dance. There is a part in the movie where the Chipmunks are on stage dancing. Normally, that is her cue to get up and dance along.

The moment comes. Hannah looks at me and almost as a question, says that she has to do this part. Has to. Of course. So, there she is, feeling terrible, shaking it along with Alvin.

Hannah has the most amazing ability to squeeze fun out of any given situation. I LOVE that!!

12 comments:

  1. Aww, she's such a trooper. That's the spirit, girl!

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  2. Your posts always make me emotional but this one has left me in tears.

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  3. You are such a strong mom and Hannah must get some of her strength from you in turn. She is a total trooper managing to dance through the horrid treatment stage - what a girl! I hope you have got the info/answers you needed about her treatment. Xxx

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  4. Thank you guys for all the support! I am so sorry to have been absent from your blogs lately. My head has been swirling with information.
    Mugdha and Gemma thank you so much!
    Kate- Oh, I am didn't mean to make you cry! This was supposed to be the happier post. Really, I basically cried through the last two!
    Kerry- I have almost all the information I need regarding her potential new treatment plan. The final appointment with her head Dr. is Friday. I will post all about it most likely Saturday. It is so awesome of you to ask about it though. I have been kinda depressed all month. It is a hard decision to make.

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  5. that first picture was heart breaking! I'm so glad you posted the 2nd one - I love that smile on her face!!

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  6. That's great that she made counts and is still wanting to dance with Alvin. So when you say "last phase," that means that after this rough time, you think she'll be okay and eventually back to normal?

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  7. OH, I wish, Jana. No, last phase of year one of treatment. We have two more years to go. The second and third year are WAY easier, though. The first year is the hardest. After this phase, if I choose the new treatment plan, she will have even harder chemo through the summer and then go to an easier phase.

    When time allows, I am planning on adding a side bar that shows her treatment schedule. Like how far she has come and how much she has left. Oh, and I have to figure out how to do that! ;-)

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  8. She can find fun in any situation...Hannah should be MY life coach. I love her conviction to dance regardless of the current circumstances.

    Go Hannah, it's ur birfday, at least u gonna party like it's ur birfday....

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  9. This is a beautiful, inspiring post.
    What an incredible child,
    her strength and yours are admirable.

    Also just wanted to say this whole blog is beautiful, i adore the sentiment...moving and powerful. I really look forward to more :) xx

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  10. Hannah sounds like an amazing person! And you are an amazing mom to be there encouraging her to dance!

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  11. Hannah, you are awesome. Your spirit is so inspiring. It will serve you well in life! I hope the rest of this phase of treatment is as comfortable as it can possibly be (I know a tall order, but I will send good thoughts). Keep on dancing Hannah! xo Kathy

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