Jordyn's Journey to Triumph Over ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia)

Monday, September 10, 2012

How chemo day went...

Jordyn's ANC was still at just 400 when we went to clinic today, so they just gave her vincristine and not the methotrexate. They are going to try again in about a week. We will see what her counts are, and if they are still low, then we will stay home again from her next scheduled chemo appointment. If they are high enough, she will get the Vincristine, 80% of the methotrexate she received last time, and another lumbar puncture.

This is Jordyn and her child life specialist she loves so much. She has helped Jordyn so much when Jordyn is having huge emotional issues. They play games and makes coming to clinic a little more fun and a little less scary.

Every time we are there, before we leave, Jordyn loves to look at the fishes. She could probably sit there all day if I let her, but we usually are in a hurry to get home to see her little brother.

Oh, and the mask she is wearing, she absolutely HATES it... But... She prefers it to the surgical mask that squishes her eyes (but offers more protection from the air).

The chemo treatments when she gets methotrexate iv are pretty rough. She gets so sick, and she gets really cranky. Here are some pictures I took while she was having a rough day. They get better the further out from chemo she is, but I must say her whiney-ness is hard to handle and so is seeing her so different from the sweet girl she is. This has been pretty tough on her and us, and I am sure it will continue to be a great trial in our lives, but I am glad she is past the silent treatments and the screaming.

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