Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Two Years Later

It’s hard to believe it was two years ago when we started this journey, when Isabella was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Part of me remembers it like it was yesterday, yet, part of me feels like we’ve been living like this for a million years.  Unfortunately, because of Isabella’s recurrence, this anniversary is a lot more somber than last year’s.  Last year, we had much more hope to cling to, and you can tell if you read that post (“One Year Later”).  Now, we just go from day to day – our long term outlook is now just mere weeks instead of years.  I would be ecstatic if I were able to write a “Three Years Later” and a “Four Years Later” post, but we don’t look that far ahead.  Right now, we’re treating Isabella as best we can and for as long as we can.

I know a bunch of people jumped on board this blog sometime in the middle of our journey.  For those of you, I recommend reading the first couple of weeks of post which narrate some of the events we went through in those first harrowing days.  As always, you can see all the archived posts along the left side.

The First Week (11/16/08 to 11/23/08)

The Second Week (11/23/08 to 11/30/08)

As far as upcoming treatment, we’re still not sure what’s next. We know there will be an MRI, then potentially another round of chemo, although we’re not quite sure which cocktail of chemo this time.

Other than that, we’re looking forward to this holiday season. Smile

Monday, November 15, 2010

Quick Update

So it’s been over a week since Isabella got her chemo.  Fortunately, she hasn’t developed any side effects yet.  Her appetite has been fine and she’s had no nausea and her blood counts are still good, so we don’t need any transfusions.  Isabella has been going to school regularly as well.  Early in the week, she was a little weak, but improved over the course of the week.  If her hair is going to fall out, it usually takes a few more weeks.

So that’s it for now.  Not much else to report until the next round of chemo, which should be in a couple more weeks.