Sunday, January 27, 2013
Tuesday was our big day for procedures. Since Natasha was diagnosed, (7 months after Abigail) we had hoped to coordinate their care so that their chemo cycles were together. We figured that this would be easier--like ripping off a band aid. Our first chance to do this came in October, but, of course, Abigail was too sick and only Natasha had the LP (spinal chemo), vincristine (another chemo) and steroid pulse (5 grumpy steroid filled days). This is medical talk for "Really Bad Week". I was pretty excited to just have it all done at once and then over for 3 months. My sweet husband took the morning off of work to be with us and it made all the difference. After accessing their ports for a blood draw, the doctor came to examine them. She was a new doctor that hadn't met us yet so we had to give her the run down. She was a good sport about the fact that she had to check the dolls mouth and Strawberry Shortcake's mouth before she could look in one of the girls' mouths. She had to do this with ears, stomachs, and hearts. Eventually, Natasha just took her stethoscope and proceeded to finish the job herself. I'm not sure the doctor expected my girls to take charge quite so much! Because they had on their cute Dollie and Me outfits (a splurge even on clearance), it looked just like they were playing doctor to themselves. I love it when they can turn something typically stressful into an adventure.
Posted by Tillotson Family at 8:52 PM