April 27, 2006

Triple Celebration

Today there was a triple celebration at chemo. We celebrated 2 birthday's Derek's and Alejandra and had a farewell to Grace (in the picture with her mom who is 4 1/2 weeks away from her delivery due date) and her family as they have been transferred to a different Air Force Base in San Antonio. We had a cookout, Nurse Sara's husband brought their grill and we had grilled hot dogs, chips and cupcakes to celebrate. The pictures of the grill are what you can see when you are sitting in the chemo chairs and looking out the window. It is beautiful and serene to watch the green grass, trees and they have bird feeders everywhere that attract the most beautiful cardinals and blue birds ever seen. A good time was had by all.
Grace is 3 years old and she is a shining beacon wherever she goes. She is extremely friendly and so much fun to be around. When she and her mom and dad left today for the last time there was such a feeling of sadness in the air. Everyone was sad to see them go, Victoria (Grace's mom) has been so much fun to spend time with each week, I will miss her so much. With tears I wish them well. So long little Gracie.
Jack's counts were 1800 ANC, so his 2 week break did him well.
Today we started our 7th phase, 4 weeks on then 2 weeks off, then 8th phase and that is it, 4 weeks on 2 weeks off. We have 12 more weeks total with breaks and chemo weeks all together. Wow.
Enjoy the pictures of these sweet chemo kids, they make my day so bright, and they also make my heart ache because of their illnesses. They are all smiling, how awesome is that?!!!