Today I want to honor my husband and my Dad.
Brinley is busy recovering from the surgery. It still hurts quite a bit and she is on oxycodone and sometimes asks for it well before it is due again. She finally braved walking late yesterday and was quite proud of herself. In a VERY high pitched, excited voice, she yelled "LOOK Daddy, I'm WALKING!" Typing it just doesn't do it justice. It was quite cute.
Brinley had her port placement surgery and everything went fine. She woke up very unhappy, possibly in pain, so they gave her some pain meds and she fell back asleep for about an hour while I rocked her. They put the port right underneath her breast (better place for a scar) and it protrudes out quite a bit. They said it is because she is so small. She also got her LP today and it went without a hitch (whew). I even had them take off an old band aid while she was sedated...might as well save her from as much pain as I can! :)
Tomorrow is the day Brinley will have surgery to have her port placed. I hope everything goes okay, if you could say a little prayer that everything will go well we would sure be grateful! We go in at 7:30 AM, with surgery at 9:00, along with a lumbar puncture (chemo in her spine), followed by chemo at clinic. I think it will be a long, hard day. They will have to leave her PICC line in for the chemo afterwards, (they don't want to access her port right after putting it in) so that means it will have to be removed after her chemo and while she is awake. I am very nervous about that. It is a very long line they will be pulling out of her, not to mention the stitches they have to take out to free the line. I hope it is not too traumatic. I told Brinley they were going to take it out tomorrow and now she is asking if it will hurt. I can see in her eyes she is nervous. She never knows what is coming next. I just hate this part.
A Princess at the zoo!!?? Jade literally chased her down to talk to her.
Tired enough to eat in her sleep again, this time OFF the steroids...
Okay, this is what happens when you tell a 2 year old she can put on her own lipstick....less is more Brinley, less is more.
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