Yesterday, my sister and I trekked to Atlanta to get a platelet and blood transfusion for Piper. It takes at least 4 hours to have this done and I was very happy to have company. Not that Piper was any trouble, in fact she is the most easy-going little one out there. She is sitting up without help for a few minutes and rolls all over the place. Not a big fan of being spoon fed, she would much prefer to gnaw on a pretzel or banana. Once again, I am not being the most conventional parent but alot of the mommys of children dealing with cancer have become used to feeding their children doritos for breakfast and milkshakes for a midnight snack in order either get yucky meds into little bodies or to feed sicky/picky eaters around chemo treaments. I am sure we will be able to deal with eating issues down the road.
While we were at Clinic, I was able to meet another little Pyper. I have heard about this sweetie since my Piper was diagnosed. Big Pyper was diagnosed at 6 weeks and has had quite a long journey in her 3 years. I soooo enjoyed meeting her mom, Mandy and finding another mom who has already been through all of this. Infant ALL is so differant and uniquely treated that I now only know of 2 others who have walked this path...it is so scary sometimes but I am thankful for both the Karasicks and the Sellers for answering questions for me.
Linley is wonderful. We took her and Piper to North Carolina to a party on the 22nd and Linley had a blast. She loved being around so many other kiddos and I love watching her play with the children of my own childhood friends. You know your getting old when...
I am making a point to take my camera with me for the next few days. No need to keep my girls sweet faces to myself!