Poor Avi. Her little fingers are done, done, done.
They had her NPO most of the afternoon to see if her sugar levels would bottom out. They never did. Instead, she was tired and hangry!
She was finally able to eat about an hour ago after holding steady in the 50’s and then jumping up to 73.
Now she is resting on a full belly!
We’ll see how the night goes. They may very well be pricking her fingers all night again though.
Otherwise, she’s getting several of her pre-BMT tests and scans done, so we’re still progressing there.
They’re going to give her the last dose of Methotrexate tomorrow and that will be the last of her Bridging Chemo.
Hopefully she gets to come home for at least a few days before heading into transplant. We miss her and were not expecting a long hospital stay yet.
Did you know a cancer diagnosis affects more than just the patient?
Changes in routines not only disrupt day-to-day functioning of the patient and parents, but siblings as well.
Big Sis seems to do well most days, but she repeatedly tells us she misses Avery.
We work hard to keep her entertained and well, but, even with her young age, she is sure to carry some of the emotional toll into adolescence or beyond.
PTSD is not unheard of for parents, as well as patients and siblings.
Not to mention, the financial hardships associated with cancer treatments.
Childhood cancer threatens every aspect of the family’s life and the possibility of a future.
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