Steroid update and Radiothon

Mollie has been handling this round of steroids pretty well. I've picked her up early from school every day and that seems to be working. She's not quite as exhausted and grouchy as usual for steroid week. Maybe it's all the excitement about Christmas. Whatever it is, I'll take it.

It's that time of year again. Yes, the Cares for Kids Radiothon! The radiothon raises money to directly benefit MCG Children's Medical Center. We will be participating this afternoon, 4-7 pm. I believe that's when the wagons and toys from "Wagons of Wishes" will be ceremoniously presented to the hospital. It should be a good time.

If you're local, I encourage you to listen to 104.3 WBBQ. The stories of families who have had to use Children's Medical Center are amazing. No parent expects that their child will need the services of the CMC, but so many children do. The CMC needs a lot of specialized equipment and programs just for kids, because kids are not just small adults.

If you wish to make a donation, you can do so through MCG or by calling (866) 412-KIDS (5437).

We're looking forward to the last day of steroids this month (tomorrow). Mollie is very excited to put up the Christmas tree this weekend!


Clinic Update

We are home! Today was a long clinic day because Mollie had spinal methotrexate. It wasn't too bad- we got the paperwork to head over to pre-op at 11:30. Mollie had been fasting since last night so she was not too happy about any of it, but she did a great job and didn't complain very much. She ended up falling asleep in clinic. All of her counts are good (ANC 1800) so we aren't "scheduled" to go back until 4 weeks from today (coinciding almost exactly with the baby's due date).

We met Zackary and his mom for pizza afterwards and Mollie ate a lot! I just gave her the first dose of steroids; now, I'm going to try to lay down and rest for a minute. These long days at the hospital take a lot of energy!!