Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Back to Duke
So, we go back to the hospital on Thursday for Lila's chemotherapy. She will be there for 3-5 days. I must say, we have had an enjoyable break from chemo, although not without a couple of hospital stays for a brain surgery or two. It has been nice, though to have a healthy enough child to go out and do things as a family (see pumpkin patch extravaganza). I realize I should probably post about this entire ordeal, but I have neither the time or the desire to do that at this point in time.
The plan now is 2-3 cycles of chemotherapy and then a stem cell transplant. I am not looking forward to the vomit that will ensue over the following weeks, but if it means that she will be in remission from brain cancer in three or four months, then I think I can handle it. The good thing is, she smiles right after she throws up everywhere. So, we look forward to feeding her in small increments 24 hours a day and changing her clothes 10 times a day. I think I might have my entire apartment covered in plastic, like old people do to their furniture...