Clinic Update & Pictures

The update from the clinic is good- ANC = 2040. So... Mollie starts back up on daily chemo (6MP and methotrexate) at 100% dose. I am guessing her counts are going to crash again and then they will cut back on her dose until we find a happy medium. We may need to consider changing antibiotics since the Septra (Bactrim) she takes as a prophylactic can also suppress the bone marrow. But for now, all is well.

I also talked at length with Dr. Bell about the swine flu vaccine. She says get it. All of us, including Mollie. Mollie may not be able to mount a full immune response, but any immunity is better than none.

Mollie' seems ready for the first day of school. I will meet with her teacher next week to give her some information and talk about our concerns; she seems really responsive and I noticed a huge bottle of Germ-X in the classroom, so I feel pretty good about Mollie going to school on Monday.

Here are a handful of pictures from our trip. I can't really sum up the whole trip in a paragraph, so I'll just mention a few of the highlights: Claire's baptism, days at the beach, family dinners, rafting on the Truckee, Fairyland with Anita, and visiting my grandma at Mercy.


  1. Loved it! Miss you all so much already.

  2. beautiful collage. i especially love the girls asleep in the airplane. i so wish i could have seen then, perhaps the fairyland day, and been a highlight as well. it would have been for lala, i am sure! that is fabulous about her ANC counts. good luck to you all on monday. i am headed offline, in awe school is starting already! i will be thinking of you all!

  3. Wow! Love the pics. Good luck with Kindergarten! Izzy starts 1st Grade in a few weeks. Hard to believe are little ones are growing up. Miss you guys!

  4. Love the mosaic- what a fun trip! Mollie's eyes are so blue in that bottom right photo :)


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