My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Friday, February 4, 2011

11 months

Today marks 11 months of fighting the beast that is cancer.
Gracie started the IL-2 on Monday morning around 10:30am and finished this morning at 11:00. It ran for 96 hours at 5 ml an hour. she did really well with it and was pretty happy most of the time. she only puked a few times all week and didn't need too much pain meds. her blood pressure was a bit lower than normal but not bad.
she was so excited to be unhooked from all the monitors and cords today and was able to go to the playroom as a free woman today. Gracie met a new friend here named Briley and she is 3. She was diagnosed with leukemia last month. They like playing together, Briley is at the McDonald house now for a while but she came for playtime and will keep coming when she can. Gracie is happy to have a friend. They are so cute.
We are staying in the hospital over the weekend since the McDonald house is full and all motels because of the super bowl is weekend in Dallas, and she needs to finish her antibiotics through Monday anyway. It was a mess with home health last time.
There is a lot on my mind a lot of the time and being cooped up in here there is way too much time to think. :) I'm grateful for such a wonderful family..

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