Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hills, Valleys, and Legos

Georgia is back on track, her usual perky self, after a long, rough day Wednesday. She needed two more units of blood, which made her feel great, but an early morning combined with her current medicines made her feel pretty awful until she finally fell asleep in one of the amazing "quiet rooms" at the clinic. She had a real (hospital) bed, lights down low, and NO noise, so she was out for over four hours and woke up feeling like a new person. Amazing what a little (or a lot!) of Hemoglobin can do! And because she's had far more good days than bad days, we know we're due for some hiccups now and then. Plus, her Thursday and Friday appointments went off without a hitch, so she's definitely on an upswing!

Starting next week, we go back to one- or two-day weeks for the majority of Georgia's treatment - barring any unforeseen (though not unusual for this protocol) bumps in the road. Our goal is to keep her out of the hospital (lovely, though it is) if at all possible, so we are ever vigilant about preventing any infection. Even with some pretty low ANC numbers here and again (again, normal, comes with the territory), we've managed to keep her fever-free, so let's hope that streak lasts!

Two more weeks, and we're on to the next phase of treatment. If she goes day-for-day on the current schedule, Georgia will be finishing up about the beginning of August, just in time to get back to school! YAY! She misses her friends and teachers, but she loves all of the blog comments, emails, cards, and well-wishes that make her still feel like a part of the community. Not to mention all the support she receives from all of you - we couldn't ask for anything more than to have you all Keepin' Georgia on Your Mind. Thank you!

And thanks to Giles, Georgia's classmate, for these great pictures:

Legoland loves Georgia!

His dad ran the Austin Marathon with his Georgia bracelet on - nice time, Simon!


  1. Hi Georgia!! I am a friend of Dianna Ciulla. She and my daughter, Casey went to school together and her mother, Fran is also a friend of mine. In fact, we were born on the same exact day!

    I just wanted to say "HI" and to let you know that I am thinking about you and wishing you the best. I hope the rest of your treatments go well. I will be praying for you. Take care!

  2. The Nichols GirlsMarch 28, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Hey Georgia! Today i had my last gymnastics meet of the season! i got 4th place all around:) Glad you are feeling like YOU again! Love....Claire

  3. Hey Georgia sounds like you're doin' pretty good, nice to hear that. Just thought I'd say hello.
    Your Friend,