We are home. I had a blessedly busy night doing typical mommy things and am now sitting and waiting for Chad to get home from work. From the outside it looks so normal...and that is how I am going to pretend we are for the next 10 days.
Piper is doing wonderful and we are home until next Friday, if she continues to do so well. I am loving the chance to love on a well, happy baby. Its been a slow slope downward through all of this chemo and treatments. One day Piper is doing fine and then day by day she begins to get quieter, cuddlier, less interactive. I am almost glad that we ended up in the ER and hospital last week because her counts are going up, almost to normal, and she is acting perfectly fine. Smiling, laughing, eating...no diaper rash or puffiness...If we had not been admitted then her counts would not be so good and she would have spent last week feeling icky from the previous weeks chemo. As of right now she has had no chemo for 11 days and you can tell.
So for the next 9 days I dont want any talk of Leukemia around here. I intend to live in my fantasy world of healthy little kiddos, normal family dinners, Christmas prepping and maybe, just maybe, a date night with the man I love.