It has been a little over two week now that Delaney has been sick. She has fought fiercely and it is safe to say cycle 6 of her chemotherapy treatment is losing its grip and finally letting go, Delaney is on the mend, slowly. Of all the chemotherapy cycles Delaney has had cycle 6 held nothing back, nor did Delaney. Delaney was neutropenic for nearly 2 weeks, she had mucositis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, she was admitted for neutropenia with fever and currently has c-diff. Yet she smiles, that is fierce. Today is the first day in over 2 weeks Delaney, Mommy and Daddy can stop and take a breath. It has been the most challenging and trying time for us all, feeling as though we are on the verge of breaking, and then one look at Delaney and our love for her anchors us back in. Delaney had a blood draw this morning, her counts are on the rise, she is resting better, healing. Mommy talked to the BMT doctor today, and discussed follow up appointments for Delaney. As it stands, Delaney will be immunosuppressed for the next 6 months or longer, because of her bone marrow transplant. She has new bone marrow. About the only thing she can fight off is the cold. All of her vaccinations from birth have been wiped clean. And she does not have any T-Cells that can fight off infections. Meaning she can not go to crowded outside events, other homes, or be around others who may be sick or be a carrier of some sort. Until her T-cells are recovered and she can receive immunizations she will continue to stay mainly at home. Play dates, dinner downtown, movies at the theater, and much more a 2 1/2 year old would like to do will have to wait, for her safety and recovery. Delaney has an appointment on Wednesday to discuss her progress, and any further treatment. Many see all the things the brain operation, and chemotherapy have taken away from Delaney, but it is more about what Delaney has given up, in order to get better and win her battle. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!!
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"