It was back up to the hospital today to get the "day 8" of Vincristine. This is the chemo Talitha gets on days 1, 8, and 15 of the cycle. It was really uneventful until I started asking questions about what was coming and if I could get a copy of the names and info of the chemos they'll be using for the bone marrow transplant.
Before I left I had a calendar and 4 pages of info on the 2 drugs they'll be using to wipe out her bone marrow. I didn't allow myself to read them until I got home for fear I'd puke on the way. My stomach always does flipflops when I read about them (still) and/or we start another round.
We didn't need to be there until this afternoon so Tali was able to take a much needed morning nap. She is taking 2 naps a day right now because of the low energy again. It is amazing to see how when the other kids start playing with her, she is no longer so tired. She loves them so much.
We are so grateful for all the prayers that are being said in her behalf. We feel our whole family is being carried on the wings of prayer at this time. We are touched by all the kindness and love that is being shown. We don't feel deserving of it. We know that all of you have trials and struggles of your own and we want you to know that we're praying for you. All of you. Friends, family, and those we've never met but have jumped on this journey with us. We really do pray for all those who are praying for Talitha. We love you. Thank you.
We're feeling very lucky today--appropriate for St. Patrick's Day--to have Talitha home tonight; that she is eating, has no mouth sores, bowels functioning properly, and is sleeping sweetly in her crib.