Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Night Blogging

I've been meaning to make an update every night since Monday...that's kind of how it goes these days.

Last Monday we got Julia's blood counts tested and they had sky rocketed up from the week before. She had a white blood cell count of 35k, compared to 800 the previous week. 35k is much higher than a person normally would have (high enough to cause bone pain) and so we obviously stopped the daily injections to artificially boost her white blood cells. And that in and of itself was a milestone, because, if all goes according to plan, that will have been her last GCSF injection...ever.

This coming Monday Julia has her second-to-last chemo, the last one being three weeks after that. Then she'll have her final scans at the end of June. Well, they'll be final if they're all clear of anything that looks like it could be cancer cells. But we have every reason to believe that that's the result we'll get.

Julia's been busy on the social circuit: one birthday party last weekend and two tomorrow. I haven't quite figured out yet if she's excited for school to be done or not, but I think she'll enjoy the time off, at least for awhile.

When either of the kids are in a bad mood, they do NOT get along. But when they are getting along, they play really well together. I'm not sure what they were doing here, but they were having a good time.

Finn still likes wearing his tie and suspenders. He's actually worn the latter to daycare several times. Suspenders go with shorts and a t-shirt, right?

Skippy somehow puts up with that kid.

Julia discovered that wet paper towels can help cool off a bald head.