On October 8th Hazel received her VERY LAST infusion of chemo! It brekas my heart that we have to celebrate something like this, but six months ago I felt like this day would never come and now it has not only come but it has gone! We (prayerfully) never have to knowingly pump poison into my baby girl's body again and she will never have to deal with the crappy side effects after these next few weeks are over. Praise God we made it!
On October 9th, Hazel received her infusion of life saving Stem Cells. We have been working up to this for so long, and although it was a beautiful moment it was quite uneventful actually! There had to be about 6 medical professionals in the room, and once the cells were hung it took about 10 minutes total. They have to take her vital signs every five minutes, which she did not care for at all(!) and she even tasted a bad flavor in her mouth; which I was told was from the preservative the cells are kept in. It gave off an aroma of creamed corn to me, but others say they smell something different or nothing at all. It is hard for my mind to grasp that she just went through a life-saving procedure because she is still feeling so well and it does not appear from the outside that her life needs saving. But I make sure to remind myself any time that I can that her body would not recover from the Chemo she just received and it is because of her stem cells regrowth that she will be able to become strong once again. She will have to be weakened before she gets stronger, so please pray for us through these next days, as they will likely be our toughest.
|Her stem cells!|