Thursday, April 17, 2014

17 paper chains down 11 to go!

It has been longer than usual since Mommy and Daddy have had time to write a post, but all this time Delaney has been very busy writing her story. As Delaney's treatment goes into its 7th consecutive month, the slow grind of treatment is wearing on us all. Making us feel numb. However, Delaney's smile and love keeps us going. Delaney has 11 more days of radiation, and we hope and are optimistic that this will be the last of her treatment once and for all. Delaney continues to dig her heels in and fight fiercely. The radiation oncologists are very pleased at how Delaney is handling her radiation treatment. The most immediate side effects from radiation have yet to show, that being nausea, headaches, and burns in the back of her head from the continued day in and day out of radiation. It is quite surprising, but there is still time left. However, one side effect is starting to show and that is Delaney becoming more tired and sleeping longer due to the radiation. Delaney, Mommy and Daddy have gotten into the weekly routine of sedation, radiation and waking up from sedation. Things are still very difficult, emotional, and painful to expierence. As her treatment progresses, Delaney, each day is forging ahead, she is more determined to walk in her own each day. She is taking steps on her own, 17 consecutive ones, the longest to date, she is always being spotted by someone so she does not fall. She is beginning to taste different foods each day, but she still has not had a complete meal on her own since October of last year. Mommy and Daddy continue to push formula through her feeding tube every 2 hours, so she can get the calories and nutrients she needs. Delaney's spirits are very high, she is very happy, active, and loving. Delaney is still waiting on becoming an older sister yet again, Mommy was due yesterday. Delaney was diagnosed when Mommy was 9 weeks pregnant. It is almost time for the final countdown, in the mean time Delaney remains fiercely relentless in her final push to end her treatment and kill all the cancer, done with a smile, anchored by love. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always.... GO TEAM DELANEY!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

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