Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back To School (For a Day)

Mike here:
On Monday, Lisa visited her daycare for a little while and setup a time to visit again on Tuesday. I dropped her off at 10:30 and planned to let her stay for just a couple hours or up until nap time. When the time came for me to pick her up she wanted to stay and nap and then continue to play with her ol' friends. Maranda and I picked her up at 3:40 PM. She had a lot of fun, she said, and would like to go back again.

Lisa's next treatment is another CAT and PET scan scheduled for Friday, 1/16. Those images will help direct the next steps. If the cancer is 'stable' then we'll go straight into the vaccine study followed by bone marrow transplant. If the disease is progressive then she'll continue chemotherapy as she waits for an opportunity to enter into the MIBG BMT study. Let's hope for the former.

Since Lisa's apheresis on Friday, where her own marrow was collected and those tubes were removed from her leg, she has been remarkably more energetic and hungry. What a difference. It's really nice to see her like this


Anonymous said...

I am glad that Lisa enjoyed going back to school to see her friends. I am also glad to hear that she is doing better.

With lots of love,
The ever famous Zookeeper

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great time to have her back to normal. She looked like she was having fun at school. I pray the tests come out well and you can keep moving forward.

Always in my thoughts!

Sarah Rumptz

Anonymous said...

We loved having Lisa back at school! In fact the children asked where she was on Wednesday. Hope to see her soon:)

Miss Jen

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that Lisa got to spend some time at school and with friends. It's good to hear that she has more energy and appetite.


Anonymous said...

A nap and friends, can I come too? Glad Lisa is enjoying herself!

The Chemotti's

Anonymous said...

How awesome to hear she is doing so much better. I bet it was great for Lisa as well as her friends to see one another. Hope she continues to feel well.

The Kreagers