Monday, January 25, 2010

Update 1/25/10

Talitha really loves being home. She adores her siblings and loves playing and laughing with them.

We took Talitha to the PCMC in Salt Lake this morning to receive another injection of Vincristine which was the very first chemo drug she received a week ago. She gets the Vincristine on days 1, 8, and 15 of each induction cycle.

Now that she's working to rebuild her blood counts, we will be giving her a shot in the leg each day of a substance called Neupogen that accellerates the recovery of white blood cells.

So far she has not needed any nausea medicine since leaving the hospital yesterday. (Yessss!)

She gets tired easily but still fights the morning nap.

We have to be as careful as we can with her since she would bruise easily in case of bumps and falls and would bleed much more if cut or injured due to the low platelet counts in the blood.

We got together as a family tonight and had a little meeting to sing, pray, talk, and encourage each other to keep going. We sometimes pick a family theme to remember throughout the year. This year's theme we chose is from the Bible: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13

It's going to be a good year!

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