Today has started out busy, but I have some down time right now while Kayla is recovering from sedation.
First, we met with the dentist here who will be doing checkups every 3 months. They took an x-ray today of her mouth and it was the coolest machine. Very state of the art. They were thrilled that we have such great care back home and that she already is doing fluoride treatments. She was told that she has 22 teeth right now. Kayla thought that was pretty fascinating.
Here is the link on Huffington Post for any of you who are curious:
As we walked down the hallway, Dr. Pai was very happy to see how great Kayla is walking. How her balance seems untouched. It's one of the many blessings I am counting. I mentioned to the doc some of the symptoms I am starting to see... the skin by her eye last night and that her hair is shedding. He was surprised that we noticed so quickly and noted it is probably because we know her so well. It's true. I feel this is also why we found the tumor so quickly. We have had seven years to get to know that child. One thing I find so great about St. Jude is that they really look to the parents to tell them what our kids need. They understand and appreciate all the knowledge we can bring to the table to make things better for our kids. I love that!
Denny got to go and watch her radiation treatment today. He said it was AWESOME. He said I am really going to like watching tomorrow. I just couldn't believe how quick it was. It was maybe 15 minutes. I wish I could take pictures to share with you all, but that is not allowed. From a legal standpoint, I totally understand.
Once she is ready to roll, or walk, we will head on over to the cafeteria to pick out some calorie packed food for her. We have to make what few bites she will take count. Her stomach has shrunk so much that she just gets full so fast.
We only have a check up with Lizzy (her main nurse who works for Dr. Gajjar) and speech therapy.
They are having a fun thing back at Target House tonight where the kids will get to do more shopping for the parents. I love that they include us too. It's so thoughtful and the kids really love doing the shopping.
Last night, Kayla got to decorate a gingerbread house. She had a lot of fun! I think it looks great too!
I love the frosting Icicle! Pretty cool (even if it was unintentional)
Here was one more picture I took from yesterday that I forgot to add. The sky was so pretty when we left, I just had to capture it
Kayla is now out of sedation and has eaten. Today was the first day she did not wake up crying!!!
We are SO happy and relieved. We met with Dr. Gajjar. We have now completed 5 of the 30 radiation treatments. She is doing great so far. We just hope and pray it stays this way.