Last night we had a little show-down over a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but that's old news. Today went off without a hitch!
Mollie's ANC was just above the cut-off so she got her IV chemo and intrathecal (spinal tap) chemo as well. She also starts a new oral drug tonight, 6-MP. We are going to have to monitor her reaction carefully as it causes quite a bit of toxicity in some patients.
A coloring book from Syl, Keith, and William and turtle tatoos from Kels and family made the waiting easier. And the promise of another present afterward helped too (she's been eyeing the one with the little pink pegasus ring from the Johnsons). She took a nap in the clinic (and was even asleep while they were giving her chemo through her port) and then another nap in the OR recovery bed.
The best bit of news from today is that Mollie's cytogenetic report said that she has "no clonal chromosome abnormality." That means her leukemia is standard risk; she doesn't have any chromosomal rearrangements (like the Philadelphia chromosome) that would put her into a higher risk category. I still need to look at the report more closely and figure out what everything means.
Another piece of good news this week is that my friend bsa (nea's mom) found out that her abdominal mass was a GIST and was successfully removed. And she may not even need chemo for it!!
Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers! They are working!