D.I. - Week 2
I took Mollie in to clinic this morning for more chemo- doxorubicin and vincristine. For some reason, she was really scared of the whole visit, including the port access. She is off the steroids for 7 days, but I think the withdrawal is worse than the pulse itself. Her numbers were fantastic: ANC = 4800 (last week was 4700), platelets and hemoglobin were also good. We expect these numbers to fall this week, since she is not getting the steroids.
I talked to a few other "leukemia" moms this morning whose sons (all in long term maintenance) had experienced some sort of cognitive decline after chemo. We were told this is one of the common side effects of the intrathecal (spinal) chemotherapy. In some kids it is more noticeable than others. Right now, I am not extremely concerned about it (first, let's get through the chemo), but it is something to keep in mind and watch out for.
We ended up having a pretty good day. We went to lunch after clinic and then came home and made clothespin dolls from a kit (thanks Cameron!). After dinner, Mollie and I made brownies. Then she played a spelling game (Design Your Own Superhero) on the internet (PBS Kids- SuperWhy!). She loves SuperWhy! and was so proud that she could use the mouse and play the game all by herself!
She went to bed saying, "Mama, I had a really nice day. I always have a good day when you and daddy are here." She is just too sweet sometimes.