Thursday, March 21, 2013

Briley's very last spinal tap!

Alicia, the kids, and I traveled down to Fort Worth last night for an early morning appointment today.  Briley was a champ like always during her very last spinal tap! She also had her very last chemo infusion today!  She also started the 5 days of steroids and I'm ready for that to be over with before it even started!  It's hard to believe that treatment is coming to an end.  We've been blessed in so many ways since her diagnoses that I don't even know where to begin.  
It was also confirmed today that her very last nightly oral chemo will be on the 30th of this month!  I didn't realize, but it's only 9 days away!  What will we do?  It's going to be a little weird just stopping chemo.  Just give her the last dose and that's it.  Don't get me wrong, it will be a happy weird, but still.
During her spinal tap today, we were talking to the nurses about everything she's been through.  We talked about other cancer kid's and their families and everything they've been through.  It's changed our lives.  I've changed.  Some for the better and some not.  
I am happy to report that Briley's friend, Lianna is completely done with treatment!  Lianna also had ALL and is a couple of months ahead of Briley in treatment.  We met her right after Briley was diagnosed.  We found out that Lianna was having surgery today to remove her port!  She had a complication with the removal when a piece of the catheter broke off in her artery.  They were able to fish the piece out of her heart and she's doing great!  She will soon have a victory party!  We are so happy for Lianna!  
Above all, we thank the Almighty God for blessing us with two wonderful kids and provided for our family throughout this ordeal. We want to thank all of you and many many more that has been there for us, prayed for us, and just cared for us.

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Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!