John and Erin went off to Primary Children's today. It was a sorrowful parting. I have come down with a sore throat and runny nose (probably got it from Caleb, he was sick with the same thing at the beginning of the week). I felt so bad that we couldn't go to SLC together as a family. We can't stay at the Ronald McDonald house if we are sick and I wanted to stay away from Erin so she wouldn't get sick. John and I went to the Temple last night and we both felt good about this next round of chemotherapy. This morning he gave her a Priesthood blessing of heath and strength.
The bone marrow results came back and they were clear. Erin has 0% Leukemia cells left in her bone marrow. YAY!!!! This is what we want to hear and we are so thankful that she is at 0%.
Erin and John had a wonderful time together at the hospital. They read a lot of stories and watched a movie or two. She received her first does of ARA-C. She will have 10 doses over a period of 5 days. She will also reciev 5 doses of VP-16 over the 5 days. Last time the ARA-C was 6ml and this time it's 60ml. When she was getting the ARA-C John said that she grimaced while it was going in and that she kept rubbing her chest, otherwise she seems to be doing well. She ate a good dinner and went to bed around 8:30 pm. I am glad that she slept so well here at home so that she could store up some sleep for the hospital.
We've noticed that the skin on her fingers is starting to peel off. John asked the nurse about it today and she said that is a normal side effect of the chemo. She said she's seen kids with the skin peeling up to the wrists. We've been lotioning her hands, but she likes to pick the skin off. Niiiiice.