Monday, June 27, 2011

So Far, So Good

Scarlett was doing so well that we were discharged early yesterday.  She does not have to be back in the hospital for almost 4 weeks!  I'm crossing my fingers that we make it that would be the longest out since her December diagnosis.

The strangest, yet best thing so far: she has not thrown up ONCE from this chemo.  I'm not sure why, or if it will last.  It doesn't really matter.  It is such a relief.  We are still handling her very carefully and giving her all the anti-nausea medications (which don't usually work all that well).  The idea that we could be turning the corner away from sickness is almost too much to handle.

It is another busy week.  Today we visit the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to have her ears checked before hearing aids are fitted in July.  This is apparently a formality, as I can't imagine that after all the doctors, NPs, nurses and specialists she has seen, plus MRIs and CTs, that we would find something abnormal about the anatomy of her ears.  I'm always ready for surprises, though.

Tomorrow and Thursday we go for labs, and I will bet she will need platelets.  One of the chemo drugs is really hard on her platelets, and with the drama that ensued last month, I will be watching those numbers very closely so we don't end up in an emergency situation again.

We're hoping we can fit some fun things in, too.  We got free tickets to the county fair, which we haven't been to in years.  As long as it doesn't get too hot!


Pirates' Mama said...

Yay. So glad to hear that she's doing well. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers sent your way from PA.

April said...

I am glad that things are going well so far! Good luck with the ENT doc. Have fun at the fair. I hope you have a nice break from what has become your normal routine. It will be nice to stay away from the hospital for a while.

Jamie said...

So glad that she is doing so well. I will be praying for a healthy and happy four weeks!

Christa said...

So glad to hear she's doing so well! Yea Scarlett!! Continued prayers from our house to yours.
--christa, oct. 2010 mom

skylac8506 said...

Such Wonderful news! We will keep everything crossed that she continues to feel good and that good things keep happening. I think you, Scarlett and Chris deserve it more than anything! She is amazing! Have some fun and enjoy some family time outside of the Hospital!! YAY!
Sending Love and Prayers from the Cozza's in CT

sligo654 said...

Just got caught up on all the posts since April and am still amazed at your positivity and strength. Lots of love and good wishes for continuous healing. Erin (BBC March 2010 mama)

Jennifer said...

That's such wonderful news that Scarlett is still feeling good! I truly hope that it continues. Hope you are all able to go to and enjoy the fair! :)