We went to Ft. Worth and back yesterday for yet another chemo treatment. Briley's appt. was at 1:00 and we actually made it there with time to spare! Briley really took well to her port getting access. Only a minimal amount of crying this time. She told the nurse that did it, "you did it really easy". So now Briley has a new favorite nurse.
Her counts are still good, but her ANC has dropped to 1020 which is borderline good. It will drop even further than that after yesterday's treatment. In order for Briley to be able to be around crowds, play in the dirt, basically do normal 3 year old stuff, her ANC needs to stay above 1000. So we will start taking a little extra precautions when it comes to where she can go and what she can do. Thankfully, it seems like summer is almost in full swing and there is alot less sickness going around then a couple of months ago. I pray that she stays well.
She is scheduled to be back at Cooks on May 2nd for a spinal tap that morning and then to the clinic later that day for chemo treatment. It will be a long day for sure.
She had a little more side effect from this last treatment than she has had in the past, but nothing to bad thankfully. She started complaining of nausea on the way home and saying that her toes and legs hurt (vincristine side effect). She said, "I'll go to sleep and when I wake up my toes will stop hurting". So she fell asleep from Springtown to Seymour and she did fine when we got home without any complaints!
Briley will have just two more treatments to finish out this phase. She is slated to start the dreaded Delayed Intensification phase on May 30th. We will cross that bridge when we get there. Things are going great and we appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes. It's been 3 months of treatment now. What a ride. Only 2 1/4 years to go............ugh. Whatever it takes to have her cured! We'll get there! Thanks!