Today Courtney starts her treatment of the peg-interferon alpha 2b. This drug is new and Courtney is part of a research study using this drug. They have not tried this drug on children and approximately 15 other kids from St. Jude and MD Cancer hospital will be on this protocol.
Today will be a long day. We go to the nurse so they can teach me how to care for her PICC line, and then treatment is from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. We have to be there so long so they can take a lot of blood samples.
This is our last day at Grizzy House... we move to Ronald McDonald House tomorrow. Courtney was concerned that they didn't have maid service at RMH like they do here. LOL
Thank you dear Lord for hearing and answering our prayers! Now we will need prayers to get her through these next 4 weeks as there are a lot of side effects. The nurse said that she may have all the side effect, none of them, or people even make up their own.... Courtney found this funny, and thinks she is going to come out of this talking Chinese!! Please nooooooo... I can barely understand her now as she talks too fast... and non-stop! Ahhhhh.... I love my daughter more than anything... she always makes me smile and laugh so hard, even through all of this. <3
Courtney completed her first treatment. She was doing well at first, and then started to feel achy about 6 hours after... She is resting. It was a long day.