Kristen was supposed to have a spinal tap yesterday, but without knowing it, she decided to play an April fools joke on me. She was not to have anything to eat after midnight and just before we were to leave for the hospital I heard her say yummm. I turned around and she was crunching on a pretzel. I thought one little pretzel can't hurt, I decided to call the hospital just to make sure before I made the 30 minute drive, and of course it did matter. We re-scheduled the spinal tap for today. She did really well. Preliminary tests show the spinal fluid to look good and as of right now she is still in good spirits. The chemo they put in her spine is pretty nasty stuff so it's hard to say how she will re-act. I have kept her on tylenol as it can get pretty sore. She retreated up to her bed early today which means she was once again beat.
This pic of Kristen coloring eggs is from last year. We had just come home from the hospital and we were all finished with chemo. We had spent the last 8 months fighting leukemia. She had finished her treatments and was in remission but still fighting to get her strength back. I never would have thought that this Easter we are back at it. I only hope that tomorrow as we color our eggs Kristen can join us in the kitchen. But if not, we'll take hers up to her room.
This little princess is my grandaughter, Brooke. She turned 5 today. My daughter said that every morning when she wakes up she says, "Is Kristen home from the hospital?" Luckily my daughter has been able to answer with a great big YES. Brooke then replies, "Please can we go see her today?" And of course the answer to that is also YES.
Happy Birthday Brooke!