October 29th, 2010   5 comments

She’s back!

Today was a fabulous day!  Charlotte woke up extremely happy, ready to eat, and ready to walk the halls by herself.  Although the stroller was used occasionally, a lot of walking was done by Charlotte herself.  She was smiley, giggly, and very funny all day long.  She got back into her 3 hour nap routine which also provided lots of energy in time to play with all of her visitors.  Grandpa and Grandpa E. visited this morning and Charlotte once again spent a lot of time playing board games with them (something she has not wanted to do for days now).  After an early bath (and a change of her port needle), Charlotte was able to visit with Grandma Wagenknecht, Uncle Lyle, and Aunt Jenny too.  She had so much fun with all of her visitors today-she even took a few pictures-she took this Uncle Lyle pic!  Thanks so much to everyone for their time today.

Charlotte’s numbers also took a huge drop today – which is just what we need them to do at this point to verify the chemo is working.  Her neutrophils dropped so much since Wednesday, that she actually had to wear a mask today.  This in combination with her great mood today, verified to the medical team that it was most likely the steroid that she was on (possibly not even the chemo) that had her in a tired, not feeling the greatest mood lately.  We asked at rounds today why she was placed on the steroid in the first place, but no one present could answer that question.  We’ll have to ask Dr. Diamond I guess.  But at least we know now that it is not a good medication for Charlotte and can avoid her from getting it in the future.

We are so thrilled to have our happy smiling little girl back!!!!

Posted October 29, 2010 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

5 responses to “October 29th, 2010

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  1. Yeah..yeah..yeah!!! The pictures are great tonight!! Keep up the great work Charlotte (Mommy & Daddy,too).

  2. YES – What a wonderful post! Have a Great Halloween and we know that our prayers are being answered! Love you guys!

  3. Super smiles – amazing news – and happy prayers of thanksgiving for a Friday of fun and family!

  4. So great to see everyone today and especially to see Charlotte as herself again! It was like we were just hanging out at your house, playing, eating, laughing…unaware of our surroundings. What a wonderful visit! Keep up the great work Lon & Amy. Charlotte is doing so well because YOU are doing so well. Love you guys! 🙂

  5. So happy to see Charlotte doing so great! Prayers certainly are working! Lon and Amy – you are amazing. Much love..

    Auntie Sharon & Uncle Dean

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