And we're home!

The big concern (why Dr. Vega sent us to the ER) was that Mollie might have a bowel obstruction (the abdominal pain) and/or be dehydrated (from the diarrhea). Well, they ruled both of those out in the ER and sent us home with instructions to use Tylenol for pain and wait for this to go away in a few more days.

Also, the clinic is closed tomorrow and Friday (they are moving to a new location for remodeling), so we would have to use the ER anyway if we waited until tomorrow.

We are so happy to be sleeping in our own beds. Mollie isn't feeling much better, but she's sleeping. That might be the best medicine of all. We had such a great crew of doctors and nurses tonight- it was almost pleasant. I said almost.


Well... Mollie still not feeling well and now has lower abdominal cramping/pain. We called Dr. Vega and he sent us to the ER because the clinic is closed until Monday (they are moving to a new location). We are waiting in a conference room next to the ER waiting room so Mollie doesn't get exposed to anything else...


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Clinic Update: Mollie's clinic visit went well yesterday- she got accessed very quickly and her ANC is great (4700). Actually, we were in and out of there pretty quickly (<3 hours). Unfortunately, she is still suffering from GI issues. I am attempting to get her to eat yogurt, but she doesn't like it (or smoothies) when she's on steroids. She went to school this morning and I will pick her up just before naptime; I hope it goes smoothly.



Glad last week is over. Mollie suffered from GI problems all week, missing school off and on. I think maybe it was a virus? In any case, she seems to be [mostly] better now.

Mollie is resting up right now because she went to her first slumber party last night! Tomorrow, she has her monthly chemo appointment. She will get her IV vincristine and start steroid treatment again. Matt's parents are coming to visit on Tuesday or Weds. so that should help Mollie (& the rest of us) get through this round of steroids. Plus, she is looking forward to Easter.

We've been getting as much outside time as we can; spring is a delightful time of year. Mollie just loves flowers and gardens, so we picked up a few snapdragons to plant in pots and cleaned up her fairy garden a little bit. We also visited a sweet little public garden and park in North Augusta and had a small picnic (much to Mollie's delight).

Pictures to come- my camera battery is dead and I don't have a back up :(