Monday, June 23, 2008

"When Will Cancer Be Done, Mommy?"

Little Warrior asked, on the way home from the hospital.

Gulp.

If everything stays on schedule (which I'm told, it never does, there's always an infection or low counts or something like that to push everything longer) and if the cancer is GONE and STAYS GONE and scans continue to be clear and her echocardiogram is normal so she can stay on the doxorubicin and not have to switch to carboplatin and everything just goes along swimmingly, then her last hospitalization should be the weekend of October 24, which coincidentally, is the weekend when we would normally throw our yearly Halloween party, but this year, of course, won't. And if all that goes fine, then we'll be out 4 days later.

"Halloween," I say calmly.

"Yay!" she says, having no concept how far away Halloween is.

Under my breath, I say, "Hopefully."

6 comments:

plaidshoes said...

I am hoping for her, too. What a heartbreaking conversation.

Chalicechick said...

I seriously want to haul myself to wherever you are and throw you a Halloween party.

CC

Lizard Eater said...

Aww, CC, thanks. I bet you'd throw a great one.

jbgrinch said...

from your mouth to gods ears Ill be asking for that to happen too.

Anonymous said...

praying it all goes well and soon after Halloween you are hearing very good news

she is so lucky to have you as a mom

aenodia said...

I'm sorry to learn that the course of treatment doesn't go smoothly. But it is comforting to know it isn't just us. My husband's Radiation Therapy had to be postponed because he got pneumonia. This was after they took 3 weeks to do the plan instead of the 2 they said it would take.