We went in for the second dose of chemo on Friday. It was a very long day in the hospital, followed by an additional appointment at the clinic across the street. Scarlett was basically perfect all day. She handled the chemo beautifully, stayed reasonably calm while trapped in a hospital bed for 6 hours, and then self-entertained while we waited 45 minutes for the GI doctor. She was only briefly sick that night, but she felt good enough to crawl straight out the doggie door for the first time. By Saturday morning, she was feeling great and has been since.
|Scarlett with her necklace and her doll all dressed up for chemo.
|Playing in the mirror while we wait for the doctor.
Last week, we needed a distraction, so we went on an adventure. Since we all had a day off from school, we decided to visit the San Francisco Zoo. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. After seeing all the animals, we headed across the street to the beach (yes - probably one of very few places you can see giraffes, gorillas and the Pacific Ocean within a few steps.) The sunshine was a welcome change for us all, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed playing with my new camera.
We have some difficult days here and there, letting the unknown creep in on us. It's hard to keep pushing past it, but I don't really have any choice. I can't wait to feel some kind of relief, some little sign that things really might be okay for more than a few days. Until then, just one foot in front of the other.