Monday, April 19, 2010

Chemo Tuesday, upon us again.

We are heading down to the hospital for Tuesday chemo. She will get 2 different ones. I am suspecting she may need blood too. I panicked a little when she came home from school today (yes, school) and told me her chest hurt. I went through about 21 questions with her because several of her chemos have the potential of damaging her heart. It caused me a small panic attack because I have never heard her say once that her chest hurt. I called down to the hospital and they are suspecting it is actually heartburn (phew) caused by the steriods that she is taking. I gave her a Tums. We have one more dose of steriods in the morning and then we are off for seven days. But they will take days to get back out of her body. As I have mentioned on here before, the steriods really make her down. Today she was barely even speaking to us. She just floats and/or hovers around with a very sad look on her face. It really upsets me...I can't stand the complete lack of emotion...but now I have grown to know that it is temporary and will be lifted when she completes the steriods. This time it has been slightly better as she has been sleeping better. The steriods usually make it nearly impossible for her to sleep. I think we have helped this by giving them to her at breakfast and dinner instead of waiting until bedtime. Just a thought.

I wanted to share with you the letter my Dad has sent out for his Man of the Year Campaign for the Leukemia Society. This is also a link where you can donate to his campaign, which would be very appreciated. He mentions how he is doing this for Ally...but also for Ally's friends Ashley and Davey who lost their lives to the disease. I am really proud of my Dad for taking on this iniative. No one "wants" to spend their time asking friends for money. Fundraising is very hard work. But then, when you think about it, nothing is as hard as battling cancer, especially when you are just a little eight year old girl.

Check out his site and make a donation if you are so inclined. Little by little, maybe we can make a difference.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful tribute and act of generosity in that letter! I sent you an email, btw...I want to help!