These are my thoughts, struggles, and cherished moments as I carry my family through childhood cancer.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Moving on to day 29
I'm a pleased to say after having over a week of sick little girl, Brin did a 180 on Wednesday. She woke up in a happy mood, excited for her spa day with grandma. Mom and I took her shopping wondering when and if she would flake out on us, but she didn't. Brin did great, she got her nails done, bought her hello kitty hat with Monday great gramma gave her, and then I got her a new pair of sneakers for Disney world.
Which brings me to another topic, yesterday we received our flight info from Make A Wish!! Excited!
I'm so grateful to my mom being here right now, I seriously don't know what I would do without her. She's been helping out in so many ways, weather it's keeping Brinley occupied, helping Carter with his spelling test, or just being here simple to get Carter on and off the bus. I'm also so thrilled that both of my parents are coming to Disney with us. Blake and I knew long ago when the kids were young that we wanted my parents to come, not just because they are family, but because the kids are so close to them, that having them NOT there would be almost weird for them. It now we'll all be traveling together for a lovely week in Florida. Very exciting!!!
Moving on to yesterdays events. We went to the hospital yesterday to get Brin's counts, her Hgb was 104, which is low, WBC - 7.7, PLT 587, her neutrophil was 0.7% which is also low. However everything is high enough to start her 2 week chemo regime on Monday. Blake has taken the day off of work because it'll be a long stressful day, and I'm so relieved for that.
***The last few days I have really personally struggled with this blog. I considered stopping writing because I've had a person(s) that are unwelcome in my life pop up once again and this time they are offended. I had a hard time debating whether I close this tiny window into my life, or keep writing because so many other read it and give me strength and courage through their comments and emails. I've decided to keep my blog going (yay!) This isMY outlet, this is how I keep people I care about up to speed on Brinley. No one is forcing you to read this, you do it on your own accord, if you don't like what you read, then please, hit the tiny "x" in the top right hand corner of your web browser. But if you feel the urge to comment, or email my family with anything pertaining to this blog, other than words of encouragement, or asking how Brinley is, I strong advise you to keep it to yourself.***