Yep, she weighed by herself, had her height measured, the nurse did her temp and she let the nurse put the BP and "bandaid light" on. Serious progress!!
(weight 32 pounds...still up 2.5-3 pounds)
She even played with the child life people. That is also a first. She was slightly distracted by them while I spoke with the doctor. She still listened to most of what was said because she likes to be very informed.
She woke up groggy/mean from the anesthesia. I hate that part. So much. And we have to do it for the next 3 weeks in a row. dang.
She slept the entire ride home. Makes for a faster... quieter ride home. Also makes for a late night at home.
We are officially on to the next phase. It is 28 days long. Consists of 2 chemos... one of which she takes every day at home (6mp). She received one today (vinc) and will receive the other (methotrexate) with every LP for the next 2 weeks. They say this phase isn't horrible and her counts shouldn't get too low.. but I don't know. I am not really sure what to expect. They also say that if she hasn't lost her hair yet, she may not until the next phase. It is shedding a lot. More and more every day. I should probably just buzz it and get it over with, but I don't want to. I am not sure why I am holding on... probably because I don't know how she will take it. Sometime soon.. we will decide.
I am feeling really worn down. Emotionally and physically exhausted. I feel like I have been trying to hold everything together so we could complete this marathon, and now that it is over I just want to let it all go. Sounds terrible. Again, I know some have it so much worse. I don't know if I am letting it all sink in now or if this is all part of the process. I can still function and take care of the kids. I just can't get on top of things. Constantly packing and then unpacking, driving in the car, and my emotions are all over the place. I will get used to it..I hope.
I really am grateful and she is doing awesome. It seems like her personality is back, but still having meltdowns a lot. She is very sensitive. It's great to see her sassy self dancing around. She is amazing.