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 long...it 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!