Interim Maintenance 2

Last week was pretty uneventful, which was good, because the weekend was very busy.  Brianne was very excited to go to her school's Fright Fest on Saturday.  She had fun trick or treating, seeing some of her friends, and playing the carnival games. 
Brianne and Kylee at Fright Fest

We had to leave early because Brianne had another event to be at.  We went to the Hope Kids Movie Under the Stars to watch E.T.  It was so much fun to watch the movie on the 50' blow up screen. 

A friend from high school was there helping out at the event because her mom's work sponsored it.  It was great to catch up with The Everetts while we were there.  They brought Brianne a beautiful princess bag filled with tons of goodies to keep her busy while at the hospital.  She was so excited to keep pulling things out of the bag, it was so thoughtful of them.  On Sunday morning we woke up and went to our yearly Halloween pictures.  We are missing a few faces in our group picture this year thanks to a lovely stomach bug that is going around. 

Sunday morning Brianne woke up a with a little rash on her cheeks, but by Monday morning it had gotten worse.  I spoke with her nurse practitioner who told me to watch for it to spread.  It never spread, and by Wednesday it was almost completely gone.  On Wednesday, Halloween, Brianne started her day at the clinic.  She was so excited that the clinic staff was able to dress up.  We saw Goofy, cats, Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Bat Girl, a crayon, and even a cow.  Brianne's counts were great, so we were all set to start her next round of treatment. 
Bri with her nurses Mackenzie (Bat Girl) and Brianne (Crayon)
After her clinic visit we went to her class party.  Once again, she was very excited to see her friends.  She cannot wait to go back to school fulltime again.  The kids made a ghost craft, played a game, and ate a ton of sugar.  We went trick or treating in the evening with some friends and I think Brianne fell asleep before her head hit the pillow.  It was a very busy, fun day for her.  Thursday Brianne started Interim Maintenance 2.  This is her last round of front line treatment before starting maintenance.  Hopefully this round will go as smoothly as it did in the past.  She had spinal chemo on Thursday along with Vincristine and methotrexate in her port.  She will receive Vincristine and methotrexate every 10 days for the next 8 weeks.  She has had a few moments of not feeling well since her treatment on Thursday, but overall has done quite well.  Saturday we tried to go to the zoo, but it was packed.  Instead, we chose to go minature golfing at Golfland.  It was nice to do something different.  Sunday Brianne ran some errands with Charlie while I did homework.  Charlie and I took a hike while Brianne spent some time with her grandma. 

This week Brianne has no appointments scheduled.  She is excited to go on her class field trip to The Botanical Gardens on Tuesday if she is feeling well enough.  We also are excited for the Light the Night Walk on Saturday.  It is not too late to register if you would like to join us.


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