This time around the chemo is behaving exactly as they expected. All her blood counts are down, red, platelet, white, and ANC. The ANC went from 1070 on Tuesday to 536 on Thursday. We will see tomorrow is she needs a transfusion of platelets or red blood. Starting Tuesday she will move to two other types of chemo medicine. She will remain on those until July 20. If her counts are up at the July 20th appointment then we can begin Interim Maintenance (IM) which is the next phase of treatment. Also, on July 21 she will have her next bone marrow aspiration (BMA). The results of that will let us know how much cancer is left in her body.
Also, Andrew came with us on Wednesday and had a great time. So, for Thursday and Friday BOTH boys wanted to come. They have decided that was enough hospital time and are not coming tomorrow.
Every now and then, I have a hard time with the fact that all Hannah ever sees anymore is the inside of the hospital or the inside of our house. Since April, and this is just the beginning. It is going to be awhile before she has enough of an immune system to be a normal child. My heart breaks for her as she tries to remember the songs from preschool or the sequence of morning circle time. Of course, there are those crazy boys and that ridiculous Rian... ;-)
Thank goodness we are a fun bunch!
Here is Hannah playing with the spinning wall contraption in the waiting room. It is everyone's fav.
Andrew and Hannah zoning out watching Bugs Life.