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Monday, May 24, 2010

My clinic week

My mom came to me and told me that I have to go to the clinic soon. On the 18th of May 2010 which was a Tuesday. That means I have to get an arm poke again so they can do a CBC on my blood. I really don't like doing this. I cried a lot while my mom tried to calm me down. We then made a list of all the bad and good things about having to go to clinic and get poked.

The Good List

1) I don't have to have my central line anymore
2) I can have a ton of water in my bath and I can go swimming now
3) I don't have to worry about getting an infection in my line or breaking my line
4) I don't have to stop playing to get my line flushed
5) I only get poked once a month
6) They give me stickers and a prize for being brave

The Bad List

1) I have to get poked

We talked about this for a while and I realized that it really is much much better being line free! I know I can do this again, I can be brave. My appointment was at 2:00 and we had to go to the lab to draw my blood at 1:30. And I sat on my Mom's lap like usual. She talks to me about fun things that I like so that it distracts me from what is going on. It always hurts though when they stick me with the needle. I really don't like it, but it was really fast. My Mom always says after that we're done for another month. Yeah!!

Then we went upstairs to clinic. They are always so friendly to me. Everyone liked my hat. My hair is getting kinda longer now so it is getting pretty tight. It's my favorite hat though! I jumped on the scale and I weigh 16.3 kilos and I measured 41 inches. They always check my blood pressure and it was right where it needed to be also. I look at my mom and she just smiles big and always tells me I am so super amazing! My mom remembered to bring the camera today, but just forgot to take it out to take pictures. I going to have to talk to my crazy Mom about doing better. Sorry!

My lab counts came back really good. Here is what is going on for me.

Red blood count or HCT is 39.7 Normal range is between 34.0 and 40.0
White blood count or WBC is 5.5 Normal range is between 5.5 and 15.5
Platelets count or PLTS is 140 Normal is between 150 and 400
Absolute Neutrophil count or ANC is 3.1 Normal is above 1.5

So as you can see here my body is doing good. I am almost in range on everything. Things should get a little better with more time. My Mom was so happy to see these number and that means that I am too!

I feel really good. I am very happy and very healthy right now.

After clinic I wanted to go and say hello to my friends up on ICS. I barely made it into the unit when I spotted my favorite nurse, Irish! I tried to sneak up and scare him but her turned around right at the last minute. I laughed and laughed and teased around with him. It didn't take long before other nursed heard me laughing and came to see me too. I wanted to go and play with all the toys. My Mom wanted to talk to a bunch of people. Then we went to see my friend Brooks. He has the same diagnosis as I did. AML leukemia. He is doing his last round of chemo right now. That makes me so happy that he is almost done and gets to leave the hospital so soon! I think it make him happy to see me too.

We stayed for a little while and then my Mom wanted to go. I wanted to just ride the bikes around all the hallways. Eventually I gave in and we said good-bye! I can go and visit next time. We had to park our truck on the very top floor. It was raining so hard outside. We ran super fast to the truck but still got really wet! The best part about right now is that I get to go to my grandma's house and stay until Friday. Yippee!!!

I love to play on the trampoline and in the play house.

If we are good then we get to go swimming too! My Uncle Heber is getting married on Friday. My Mom is helping Grandma Jeanne get everything ready for that. My Dad will come down for the wedding on Friday. I get to see all of my cousins again too. It is so much fun to play with all of them. I don't get to see some of them all the time because they live too far away from me. I love them all very much!!

We had a big Bar-B-Q on Thursday night for the wedding dinner. When Kristina threw her bouquet I got to catch it. That made me really happy! She gave me a really cute bag of treats too! We ate a lot of cake and ice cream after they had a really big fight with it.

We had a lot of fun tonight. Tomorrow is the wedding. None of the kids get to go, but it's okay because some really neat friends of my Mom are coming to watch is all. We had to go home really late on Friday night. I was so tired and I slept the whole time in the truck. It rained really really hard my Mom told me.

I am so happy that I can be Cancer Free right now. I have missed out on so many things. It is really fun to be a part of so much again. I am a pretty lucky girl!!!

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