Busy, busy...

We have been very busy this past week.  Brianne has felt great, with the exception of getting tired early in the evenings.  

Thursday we spent most of the day at Brianne's friend Kaylee's house.  Heather and I made tutus for the walk on Sunday while the girls played.  On Friday Brianne had a clinic visit.  Her counts went up a little, but nothing drastic.  She was high enough to not need a transfusion though.  

Saturday morning I finished making tutus, and we went to Julia and Eric's reception in the evening.  Brianne had a lot of fun in the "photo booth" at the event.  She thought it was funny to put on the mustaches and glasses for pictures.  

Sunday was the Hope Walk.  We had a great turnout, 26 walkers for Brianne's Brigade.  The weather was perfect in the shade, but a little warm everywhere else.  John pulled Brianne and Kaylee in a wagon for most of the 5K.  With the help of her dad, Brianne made it to the front of the pack and did a little wobbly jogging towards the end of the walk.  After the walk Lydia and Vinnie hosted a BBQ for all of the walkers.  Overall it was a great day!

Look at all those Brianne's Brigade shirts :)

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at McDonald Ranch with our friends Grace and Sara.  The girls rode horses, played on bouncers, rode a train, and practiced their lassoing skills.  We rode on a hayride to a pumpkin patch where Brianne picked out her pumpkin.  She was very tired after a few hours at the ranch.  

Today we went to the clinic for a count check to clear for Brianne's next round of chemo.  Unfortunately, she just missed counts.  Her platelets were good at 133,000 but her ANC was only 680.  Because she has been so tired we decided that her hemoglobin was low enough for a transfusion.  Usually they transfuse under 8, but because she was symptomatic at 8.8 we went ahead with a transfusion today.  We arrived at the clinic at 8:30 this morning and left the POTC at 5:00.  Yet another long day, but well worth it if Brianne regains some of her energy.  We will be back in the clinic on Wednesday for another count check.  As long as her ANC goes up she will start her next round of chemo on Thursday.


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