BUT, We are getting closer and closer to December and that is when her risk of relapse greatly drops.
She was pretty scared about getting her hand poked in the lab. But, she was happily coloring only a few minutes later.
It was such a treat to run into so many of our little cancer friends in clinic. Ha ha...I should being calling running into other kids with cancer "a treat", but it has been very helpful for us to have friends like us.
Sitting still while getting her "arm hug" from the blood pressure cuff. Like her "Pinky Pie" outfit? She found the hat on the hat tree and just had to have it since it matched.
Patiently waiting to see her Oncologists and enjoying her root beer and Cheetos.
Erin and Dr. Verma.
We LOVE Dr. Verma!
We had a bunch of time to kill while we waited for John and the kids to drive to SLC to meet us for a Make-a-wish activity so Erin and I played in the Forever Young Zone for 2 hours. The volunteers here really do a wonderful job!
We had a snack in the gardens just outside of the Primary Children's main entrance. I told Erin that I wanted to take her to a special place for our snack. During the long days of living in the hospital I used to come here to call John on my cell phone, relax, cry, get away from the beeping hospital machines, or nap. It is a beautiful place with lots of benches and a stream. It's a great place of reflection and serenity and was a much needed relief.
Erin is really doing well. I am very happy. Our next visit will be in October and we have been given permission to do every other visit here in our hometown with our Pediatrician! We love our Oncologists at Primary Children's, but these follow-up visits really aren't worth a 2 hour drive just for a blood test when we could just do that here.
In December she'll go back to Primary Children's for her one year follow-up and she'll get an ECHO and EKG to check her heart and we'll see our Oncologists again then. Here's to praying that she continues to stay in remission!
White Blood Count 5.9 (normal 6.0-17.0)
Hematocrit 40.0 (normal 34.0-40.0)
Platelets 225 (normal 15-400)
ANC 1800 (normal 1500-8500)
Previous Labs from 6 Month Clinic
White Blood Count 13.4