Monday, March 9, 2009

Day 18 of Interim Phase I


Meet Leah.... she is a bundle of joy and everyone loves her on this floor. Liz and Leah complement each other well. They are two of the most up-beat, positive young girls you would want to be around. Leah is in the fourth grade and I can tell she is very loved by her classmates.

Liz is doing great! Better than the first time she received the High Dose Methotrexate. She felt a little sick the last two hours of the 24 hour chemo but that was it. Liz has been up playing games, watching movies, and having her nails done with Leah in the parent lounge. So much for the parent lounge...it becomes the Liz/Leah lounge by 8 or 9 pm. lol

We hope to be out sometime tomorrow. Her pH levels have to be <.01 of the methotrexate to be discharged. Doctors have not rounded yet so I do not know where her levels are at. Getting close I hope. Doctors just rounded and her level is 8. far far away from where it needs to be but on track. Her potassium was low but quickly taken care of, this also happened the last time around too; but this time she did not have to take the giant potassium horse pill. I have never seen a pill that BIG! I was gagging just looking at it. Some help I am right!

Keep praying and she will keep fighting. Your prayers are a blessing and we see the power all of you have in God's name.

Blessings,

Christine

7 comments:

Cindy Dodson said...

Thanks for sharing Leah w/us! What great spirits these 2 are! Hey, Liz, your ears must have been burning this weekend. We were in Louisville for a tourney and visiting w/family. Everyone was asking about you! My sister-in-law saw my wristband and bought some for everyone in her family. Glad you are feeling better this time around and that you don't have to take that big horse pill. Glad you all are finding delight in "the little things."
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Mrs. D.

Sarah (and Henry!) Thomsen said...

Hey guys! Just Sarah and Chris Thomsen checking in. I just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and your family is in our prayers!
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

We had so much fun with you two today! Thanks for hanging out with us. Although we pray that you get to leave tomorrow, we will be sad to see you go. We want you here for selfish reasons! The next time you come back, Leah will have the wheelchair thing down and you can have some serious races! Word of advice. If there's a sign on the door that says private session, I don't think we should enter next time. LOL! I guess we live and learn. I think I'm going to try to start a blog for Leah instead of the care page. I may need to seek some help with that. I've never done one. Thanks again for the great day!

Ellen and Leah

Anonymous said...

Does Leah Go to loveland schools? I was jsut wondering cause my cousin saw my wristband for Liz and Joel and she showed me hers for a girl named Leah. I was just wondering if maybe it was this Leah.
Hope both Liz and Leah are doing well!!!
~kelly~

Christine, Randy said...

Yes, she does go to Loveland and i am sure it is the same girl. They are both doing great and have a unique and wonderful friendship.

Christine, Randy said...
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Anonymous said...

Aww i am glad to hear about their friendship and plan on getting my cousin to buy a Leah wristband for me as well, it will go wonderfully with my Liz and Joel wristband! Hope all continues to go well!!!
Kelly