Getting some "go juice" before Christmas
The blood work today showed that all of Ellie's blood counts are going down...not a big surprise. She will get a platelet transfusion and red blood transfusion (aka "go juice" as it brings much needed energy to the recipient) tomorrow. These should help her feel good for Christmas. Also - there seems to be no more nausea these days, even without the anti-nausea medication! We are so thankful. Despite the few difficult days in the begining of this cycle, I think that we can officially say that it was her best chemo yet. And you were so worried... :-)
Ethan came home tonight, to a VERY chaotic house. He didn't seem to mind and even said "I'm so happy because I'm home at my house!" I think my all time favorite quote of his came this evening as he was hugging me goodnight. He patted my arm and face, then grabbed a handful of skin on my face and happily said "I love fat skin!" You've gotta love complete candor!
Lots of love from my home to yours!