Saturday, October 6, 2012

A quick update

Usually Briley does fine after her procedure days.  However, this time as been different.  Granted, this has been the first time that she's had a procedure and went to school the next day.  The doctor assured us that it would be fine for her to go to school the following day, but that's proven to be a mistake.  
She done way to much on friday at school.  Alicia called and asked that I bring some pain meds.  Her back and her legs were hurting.  Her back was hurting probably because of the LP & the bandage.  Her legs were hurting from a combination of the fractures, steroids, and the vincristine side effects.  She didn't feel good at all when she got home and she basically laid on the couch all afternoon.  Today (Saturday) has been a tad better.  She still hurt some and had to have pain meds.  This if the first pain meds that she's had since she first started walking after the wreck.  She's never had to have them in the past after a LP.  So, it's been a lesson learned.  Her next LP will be in January.  I don't think she'll be going to school the day after!
Hopefully she's feel much better tomorrow as the chemo leaves her system. Tuesday morning will be her last day of steroids.  The side effects have already started.  Her appetite is increasing by the day! And the roids could be a reason why she is having some bone pain.  It will take 2-3 days for the roids to get out of her system after she stops taking it, so we are looking forward to friday!  It's going to be a rough one between now and then, especially when the roid rages kick in.  Good thing she has her momma as her teacher!!! And I hope everyone else at the school is understanding that she may have uncontrollable outburst at times.  Ugh, I hate cancer.
We appreciate everyone keeping up with us and we thank God for her healing!

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