Lyric and I got up this morning and decided to have a photo shoot with all of Lyric's hats. I know everybody has there favorite. Which one is yours? Some of them were given to her or made for her, thier all colors and shapes but she loves them all. She also wanted to try on mine. Even at one years old, she loves to wear her hats. I like it because it keeps her from hurting her bald head.
Lyric started her second wave of chemo for this round last night. She gets four high doses, once every twelve hours, then finishes it off with a shot of chemo to the leg. We are on the third dose this afternoon. She will get the last dose at six tonight and the shot tomorrow. Then we wait for counts to bottom out and recover. At that point the Dr. will schedual a spinal tap and bone marrow aspiration, get the results and sit down with us and evaulate this six month course of treatment. Hoping and praying for the best.
On a lighter note Lyric recieved her gift from the Fields family today and she loves it. It's the softest pillow and blanket. I just can't understand why they dont make things this soft for adults. Thank you to Tamisha Fields, her family and her mom Sharron. It means a lot.
Lyric second negative blood culture came back so she will start chemo tonight. First she will have to have a blood transfusion and get some platelets since she is getting low. The nurse started her on the platelets now while she takes a nap. I am thankful they got the infection under control and she will not have to have her central line taken out.
Some good news. Lyric's second blood culture came back negative. It appears that the antibiotics are working. We need a second negative to start her chemo. Right now the Dr. feels confident that she will be able to start her chemo tommorrow.
Lyric's first blood culture taken in the E.R. came back positive today for the same dangerous infection she had a couple of weeks ago. I know now why she got sick so quick and am glad we took the ambulance. It's pretty scary this happened while we were at home. This kind of infection can come on so quick, even children already in the hospital can end up in the ICU. Hopefully the second culture will come back negative, showing that the antibiotics are working.
Lyric had a special visit from Santa Claus today. She just stared at him and gave his beard a tug. After seeing her presents she tore into each one with joy. Thank you to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for the gifts and for having a Santa come around to these children.
Lyric is still taking her antibiotics and we are still waiting on the results from her blood culture. Tonight she got to open a few Christmas gifts that were sent to her. She loves to rip open the presents.
Thank you to Thomas Williams, Justin & Misty Frizzell, the Singletons, Stallings, Roots, Revera's, Proctors and fields family's for thinking of Lyric. Also thanks to her Aunt Jamie Lyric had a Christmas tree for her room.