Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We are here!

Here we sit with her wonderful team of doctors, Dr. Jen, Dr. Absalon, Mary Snow, our Nurse Coordinator, and Angela, our Clinic Nurse Practisioner, all dresses up with her port now accessed. All of Lizzy's medical team has been in to see her and ask her all the pertinent questions that she just loves to answer. I swear if you heard her answer these questions you would think she is not a well educated child, it is so embarrassing. I told her I am going to secretly tape her so she can hear what she sounds like .... UGH!

We are now waiting to go over to the main OR on floor 3 in the B building. Her procedure, LP with chemo, is at 11:00 am. Her tummy sounded really nice to Dr. Absalon through his stethoscope. On OR days they love to hear the tummy grumble, it means their stomach is empty the way it should be.

We are so excited to be here and start on finishing out this phase; even though it is going to knock her for a loop. Her counts will be down most of the time and she will be very susceptible to any illness that is out side of our little world on Windy Hollow Way. It will be very important for you to call first before coming to visit. Please call ME, not Elizabeth for verification to visits. She will tell you yes because she wants to see you even if she knows it is not in her best interest. However, along with low counts she will be outwardly pretty sick. The first half of this phase is harder on the internal organs but the second half is more visible to the outsider and physically makes her sick with flu like symptoms. These are the drugs that landed her unexpectedly in the hospital at Christmas 2008.

Thank you for your continued prayers during this delay and over the past eight and half months.



Cindy Dodson said...

Glad Liz gets to move forward in treatment and that she has gotten to do some fun things during her delay. I know the delay was frustrating but prob was a good thing for Liz's mental health. She got to get out a lot and is now back to the serious business of taking on all these drugs again! Time to hammer down on this cancer again, Liz! Dr. Absalon and the Children's team are giving you great sets. Spike them down girlfriend!

Mrs. D.

Kendahl said...

So glad that things are going so well! Dave and I are praying from just down the street at University Hospital...well, I'm praying, and he'll join me once the anesthesia wears off. :-) Love you guys!


Aunt Patti said...

Lizzie Grace,
Thinking about you and sending many prayers. Blake misses you!
Love Aunt Patti

Lisa M said...

Back at it! Great to hear :) Continued prayers.

Blessings, Lisa

Annette said...

Liz-you look awesome with those doctors and nurse. Are you feeling relieved that this phase is finally over? See you as soon as possible. Annette

Kristi said...

Hey Liz..

You look marvelous darling..hope you are doing well..Hang tough girl YOU CAN DO IT!!! We are hear and praying for you..when you are ready we will do sushi again and take annie with us..much love