I had declared earlier in these posts, we had become the " anti bug freaks ". Unfortunately reality struck. Between flu season and Olive having her bug collecting little sis Quinn( we know its not your fault snugy) something snuck past us.
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Olive did great this past weekend after her second round of chemo. She has been fortunate so far to tolerate the treatments well with her only side effect being exhaustion. She does not like to walk much and we have to convince her to get some fresh air for at least 3 days after treatment. Naps have been added back to the routine and lots of craft projects at home. By Tuesday Olive is back with energy and able to enjoy a few days before her next treatment.
Oh my gosh I love my bed!!! Three nights at home and we are feeling, but not looking normal. I have discarded any makeup and salt streaks have taken its place. There is so much love and so many sweet moments with my family....so many. Reality comes back and there I am just adding another streak down my face. Everyday is just bringing such deep emotions and topics that I could never have imagined having to discuss with our five year old. We are so glad to be by her side and face these challenges with her. I just wish she never had to embark on this journey. Life will be sweeter in the end and that will keep us going Diamond style.
Wednesday, day number 2 of being home. Olive awoke with a ferocious appetite (one of the side effects of her meds). After fueling herself up she declared" today is fancy day". Olive is back!! She continues to dress herself up picking all the right accessories. Helps her sister dress just as fancy, purses and all. The girls have a special outing to the zoo( yes, day trip doctor approved!) with grandmom and pop pop.
Our last day spent was a bit long and drawn out. With the hopes of going home after another intense infusion, the day seemed to linger on. We finally got checked back into the pedi ICU where Olive would receive an infusion over two hours and then be monitored for any reactions for another two. At 10pm we all walk hand and hand out of the hospital with visions of home dancing in our heads.
It's our last day at the hospital. Ollie is slated to be discharged tonight around 9:00. The nurses and Doctors here can not believe what a cool and calm little girl she has been. She has another dose of Chemo today around 3:00 which takes a couple of hours then we will get ready to head home.
Today was Olive's first day of Chemotherapy. She was off to the operating room at 7 am for a dose of intrathecal chemo (chemo injected into the spinal column . They need to treat her with both intrathecal and intravenous route because the highest percentage of relapse is found in the spinal column.
Our Dr. Visits and lets Ollie know is she does well this am then it is okay for her to move on up to the floor with the playroom!!
Olive had another great night sleep once she finally allowed herself to chill. She had been on IV steroids for 12 hrs and at about 9pm the night before I was describing her as a five year old in Vegas at a really "hot" table. She was driving her daddy into the second straight hour of war and the hooting and Hollering could have made any of us roar with laughter. Olive is sick but man her passion for life is just shinning right through!