Monday, April 1, 2013

3-31-13 End of Treatment!

Briley took her very last dose of chemo Sat. night!  We are very excited and it's hard to believe that the end of chemo treatments are here!  It doesn't seem like it's been over 2 years since diagnoses.  We've been blessed in so many ways and are very grateful for everyone's support and prayers throughout this journey!
As excited as we are about the end of treatment, it didn't goes as smoothly as we had planned.  Briley jumped out of bed saturday night complaining that her chest hurt.  It hurt enough that she was crying.  Her heart rate has been fast since ending steroids last Tuesday, so saturday night's episode scared us and we ended up in the ER.  Come to find out, it was heart burn.  
Her heart is still racing today plus she has a fever.  She was sent home from school with a 101.3 temp.  Always something.  I took her to the clinic today and she was put on a z-pack.  Hopefully that will clear her up.  Her heart rate could be a combination of steroids/fever/dehydration.  We're pushing her to drink lots of water.  Hopefully the fever will be down in a day or two.  If her heart rate is still elevated by Thursday, we'll take her in for an EKG & Echo.  We pray that this too will pass.
I will update more about the end of treatment and things she'll have to look forward to in another post.

Here is a picture that Alicia and I made for Briley and everything she's been through.  

1 comment:

  1. Praise the Lord! What Blessings she is to you , her family and to our whole community!

    Happy, Happy, HAPPY for all of you. Hope you all totally enjoy your trip of a Lifetime come June! Please take the camera and be sure to post!

    Gary and Jeanne'


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