Once again, the kids think spending a night at a hotel gives them a pass to stay up most of the night! Finally, they went to sleep around 12:30 and they did not want to get up this morning! I happen to run into Stan Decker this morning in the hotel hallway. Stan is Addison's dad, the Seymour girl I mentioned in the previous blog. I had no idea they were there, especially in the same hotel and same floor as us!
We arrived at clinic and Briley's port was accessed and blood drawn. Her platelet count rose to 85,000! Much better than last weeks counts. Hemoglobin was 9.1 and ANC 800.
Briley's Dr. was pleased with the counts. However, doc said there has been a ton of kids over Christmas break with the flu. She kind of suggested pulling Briley out of school as a homebound student until flu season has passed. I understand the reason. I mean, a sinus infection has kept her down for nearly a month. What would the flu do? We'll pray hard about the decision and go from there. At this point, I don't know what to do. I really don't want to take her out of school that she loves so much. She's already missed out on so much in her young life. I'm just ready to get all of this over with.
The spinal tap went very good and once again, she was a pro at it! It's kinda sad that she was looking forward to it! Or at least she was looking forward to the bubble-gum flavor that she would be breathing in her mask. She doesn't ever remember the procedure itself thanks to the laughing gas. Then she got the vincristine chemo afterwards. She will start 5 straight days of those dang steroids again. Fun Fun.
After the spinal tap, Briley of course wanted to eat at CiCi's pizza, so that's where we went! Both kids slept all the way home and we are glad to be here.
We'll go back to Fort Worth on Sunday for rod removal on Monday. It will be really nice to be done with all of the orthopedics stuff. Thank you for all of the support and prayers!