It was an early morning, but another great day. It was blood draw day, so Mommy and Daddy had to draw 2 vials of blood from her Broviac at home and drop it off in Walnut Creek for processing within the hour. Not an easy task to do on your own child, but it must be done. She is making great strides and feeling so much better. Delaney spent more time off of the couch today, she wanted to be held, go in the backyard, and go into the play room, all without a bargaining or negotiations session. We went into the backyard a few times today chasing little brother ( Delaney in her car of course ), picking her daily allotment of flowers ( soon there will be no more to pick at the rate she is going ) but mommy and Daddy are ok with that, letting the sun warm her up, and there were moments where Mommy, Daddy, and brother could on their own, take the time and bond with Delaney. Today it was about taking it slow, recognizing the simple things in life, the things Delaney loved to do. Delaney even helped Daddy water some of the plants this evening. She is doing so good in our eyes, we push her just enough to keep moving forward, becoming stronger and more self reliant, as she once was. But she sets the pace and shows us that she can take on more than we can give her. It is nauseating for Mommy and Daddy to think in the next few days Delaney will do one more out patient chemotherapy treatment, and then start cycle 2 of 6 for her chemotherapy next week As Delaney ramps up and gets her body healthy again to go through the torment of chemotherapy, we understand she will get sick, weak, and have to work hard to recover once again. These are the peaks and valleys you watch your child go through, try to prepare for, but are never ready for. One day at a time. Easier said than done, but Delaney is Fierce and wears it on her sleeves taking it head on, bouncing back, because she has playtime with brother to attend to. Delaney threw in the towel early tonight to get some much needed rest after a playful day. Mommy and Daddy should follow her lead and do the same. Thank you for all the prayers, support, and love. As always......GO TEAM DELANEY!!!!!!
"And though she be but LITTLE she is FIERCE!