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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oncology Visit #3

3 down, 1 more to go!  We then will have met our requirement for future issues should anything arise.  This appt. got moved and it was not at the most ideal time, 12:45 so no food or water after 8 a.m.  At 10 sharp she was begging for a snack!  I love having my kids on a schedule, but sometimes it kicks me in the hiney because of it.  I got her distracted by taking her out to mow with me, yes I know it is not the safest thing to have her ride the mower with me, but if I don't she stands and screams and cries because she is afraid of it, but if she rides it with me she is fine.  Go figure!!! 

We show up at Children's at 12:15 and get checked into Radiology, and at 12:45 sharp they call us back and they have a student who is doing her clinical there doing the ultrasound.  From our last few experiences I thought well Dasha was going to give her a "training" on difficult kids!  Other than protesting a little at first Dasha was a PERFECT little angel.  She laid perfectly still for the entire 30 minute ultrasound.  We then went and had a chest x-ray and then finally lunch!

After lunch we had 30 minutes before her oncology appt. so we went to the car and I let her watch a movie since she had been so good.  She is really addicted to movies now I have to be really careful on how much I have the T.V. on.  I usually like it on for background noise, but she gets sucked in.

We then went to see her oncologist and we had to do two potty samples because the first one wasn't as clean as they would of liked,  downfall of a 2 year old who likes to wipe herself.  Miss Independent.  They then put on the numbing cream on her arms so they can get blood later, and we waited for Dr. Shore.  He came in and it was good news as always, he LOVES Dasha, he always takes her and shows her off to the nurses and takes her to the prize box, they normally don't get healthy kids in Oncology.  Then came what I thought would be the worst part of the day, the blood draw.  Well the numbing cream worked and the nurse was AWESOME!  NO TEARS AT ALL!  Not even a whimper, she didn't feel a thing.  God was looking down on her that day.  We will have one more appt. at the end of the year and then we will be done! 

We also are coming up on our 1 year anniversaries so be prepared for memory posts in the future.

Also, we have gone almost 2 weeks with no potty accidents and she has been dry during nap time for almost a week now and only 1 night time accident in the last week.  I think next week I will ditch the diapers during nap time and we will see during night!  So proud of her, once she got it, she got it.


  1. Go Dasha! Thankful she's getting great doctor appointments and so jealous of your potty training! LOL

  2. I would eat my fingers if I had to wait until all morning to eat!!! Poor thing :( Glad she did so well and that you are almost done!!!

  3. Hi My name is Jenna
    Your kids are beautiful princess, handsome prince, cute blessings, special earthly angels, and precious gifts and miracles. Dasha is a courageous fighter, smilen champ, brave warrior. inspirational hero.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developmental delays, and 14 other medical conditions.

    Here is a new poem I wrote, it’s called it takes courage:
    It Takes courage to love
    Like a dove
    It takes courage to fight,
    It takes courage to do what’s right
    It takes courage to stay strong,
    When things go wrong
    It takes courage to write a song
    It takes courage to live
    It takes courage to give
    It takes courage to fight this beast
    It takes courage to be brave
    It takes courage to smile and wave
    It takes courage to keep positive
    Keep on fighting!
    It takes courage to win!