Friday, October 19, 2012

An update-October 19, 2012

   I know it has been awhile since I last blogged.  Things have been relatively quiet, and more of a waiting game lately. 
   Today Cheyenne had her bloodwork done (looked great) and was seen by Dr Choi(plastics).  He was very pleased with the healing thus far.  The skin graft behind her left ear is almost healed.  The tumour site still has a bloody scab.  This scab must be completely healed before chemo can start.  We don't have another appointment with plastics for 11 days, so hopefully she will be good by that time.  It will probably be 2-3 weeks from now by the time her chemo resumes (she has 36 weeks remaining), but final decision is up to Dr Choi.
   We visited with Dr MacLean (ENT) who monitors her facial nerves and ear.  He feels confident that the nerve and muscles are intact but stretched and weak and thus need time to strengthen and retract.  He will be following Cheyenne closely over the next months.
   This coming Wednesday we have an appointment to meet with the Radiologist.  We were informed that Cheyenne must have radiation even though they got all of it.  We will not know any details about when, how long, how much until after this meeting.  All I know so far is that she will have to go to the JCC (Juravinski Cancer Centre) for this.
   We have really been enjoying our 'normal' time at home right now.  Cheyenne still tires more easily than usual but she is very much like she was prior to the tumour.  She has been able to spend some time at school, and she loves it.  Thank-you so much for your continued prayers for our family.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear life is slower paced now and Cheyenne is feeling and acting herself. Hope you can relax as well and rest in the faithful arms of our Father .