Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And we are off ....

After much hoopla,we finally got a bed.Zoey and I are about to head out in a few minutes.Zoey will start her high dose ARA-C tonight,followed again every 12 hours until Thursday morning.Thursday afternoon she will receive her Peg shot and if and only if,she hasn't spiked a fever,we will be sent home for 5 days.If and it's a big if,if she stays fever free we will not return until Tuesday at which time the entire course will be repeated.After ... we wait.They warn you that count recovery may take 4-6 weeks.Any way you cut it this will be a difficult and long round for our little love.Prayers for Miss Zoey everyone.She is going to need every last one of them.

27 comments:

Lacey said...

I'm glad you didn't have to wait long. Praying extra hard that she does beautifly. They will send you home after her chemo? We'll keep watching for updates on our angel.

Kristen's mom said...

It sounds like your 5th round is alot like ours. Kristen was allergic to the PEG shot so she got clorfaribine instead. The high dose ARA-C usually would cause Kristen to have a fever, so we were only able to go home for 2 days in between. Kristen reacted differently to round 5 as she usually would take a week to 10 days for her ACN to hit 0, this time we finished the chemo on Sunday and by Tuesday morning she was 0 on her ANC and 0 on her total white count. Count recovery was a bit longer, but we were home just 3 days short of 4 weeks from the start. The kids are all so different, but that is what happened with us. We are praying for Princess Zoey!

My name is Sarah said...

I'm glad you finally got a bed. We are so praying for you little Miss Zoey friend of mine.

Heather said...

Our family is praying that Zoey continues to keep up her great strength to make it quickly through this final phase. She is a tough warrior and is God willing, ending her battle for once and for all. I love the Serinity prayer you posted and will keep those wonderful thoughts for your entire family in the upcoming days, weeks and months ahead.

stephanie said...

Go Gettem Zoey!!!!! We love you!!!! Always praying, Steph and family

Junior said...

I am happy to hear that you didn't have to wait too long for a bed. Lots of prayers coming your way. Hug Zoey for us.

Anonymous said...

Zoey, I know you are wearing your little warrior suit. Prayers, hope, peace, and love -- big time. xo Christi Harman

katy said...

Praying for your little sweet heart. I just started reading your blog and just fell in LOVE with your little baby what a joy from God she much be!!! Praying praying!!

just jean said...

Doubling our prayers for Zoey!

Cammie Heflin said...

We are praying for this sweet girl!

Carey said...

We will be praying for you tonight. This round sucks, I'm sorry, there's no other way to put it. They all suck actually. Be prepared for little sleep, for you and Zoey. Those eye drops are not fun at all, but really I don't blame the kids for kicking and screaming, I think I would too. Update us when you can.

Rhea said...

Praying for sweet Zoey!

Tish Hearne said...

Go Zoey Go!! We are praying fervently and we will not stop!

So glad to know that you finally got a room!!

Our love to you always, Princess.
The Hearnes

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

Just wanted to let you know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michelle said...

I am so glad you get to start...getting closer to some 'normalcy'...we all hope, don't we?!! I am sure you are going through lots of emotions right now, relief it's beginning, but the beginning of the end, brings a whole different kind of emotions...keep your chin up...keep smiling...keep breathing, and know we are thinking of you and praying for you over here!
And thank you again for talking me 'through it all' Sunday....for your kindness, words of wisdom and keeping me on track and focused. You are wonderful girl and I love ya. 3 weeks til we exchange hugs...what a blessed day that will be. Please call if you should need ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

Glad Zoey has a bed. Praying for you little one and for all your family too.

Zoey - keep up your special smile, awesome spirit and wondeful strength. You truly are an inspiration for so many people.

Love and prayers to everyone

Great Aunt Bluebelle

Victoria Strong said...

So much love and hope being sent to you and sweet Zoey. Go get that cancer and kick its butt -- for good!!! If you guys need anything -- Bill and I are just a few hops away!

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Fingers crossed and prayers on the way- I will foolow your journey, as always.

Stay strong, you all!

Love
Claudia

3saints said...

Oh sweet girl, you and Zoey are always in my thoughts and prayers...
Keep us posted!
Warmly
Kate

Jamie said...

:( Zoey Sweetpea, you have touched my heart with your smiles...stay strong kiddo and heres to a healthy outcome...you got alot of love there kiddo...:)

The VW's said...

PRAYING!!! Stay strong Miss Zoey and Momma and fight like you always do so well!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

Bless her heart. {{{HUGS}}}} and continued Prayewrs for your entire family.

Jenn and Brook

Kristy said...

C'mon Zoey!! Home stretch girl! Show them what you are made of!!

sturpin said...

Prayers coming - much love and hopeful thoughts, shelly

dg darling said...

Praying for sweet Zoey in Utah...

scrappy quilter said...

Continued prayers for your precious little one.

Samantha said...

I will be praying really hard for your sweet little Zoey.