November 4th marked the 26 month of our daughter's chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. You can read about the last treatment here.
I thought I would share a few pictures of the journey. It's been amazing looking back and seeing all she has gone through. It's easy to forget sometimes how much she has endured.
The beginning.... 2 weeks before diagnosis.
Admitted to hospital. 2 units of blood and 1 unit of platelets needed.
And embracing all that has happened.
Since our daughter's chemotherapy came to an end the first week of November, we felt a need to celebrate. And that's exactly what we did! Lots of friends from the area where we live helped us congratulate Madi on all she has endured and accomplished.
The Grandparents were even able make the long drive to attend.
As a mother, I'm learning a new type of worry. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of relief right now. However, I'm also concerned every time she takes a nap in the middle of the day wondering if the treatments didn't work.
Tomorrow we go in for a final lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy. Please, please, PLEASE - take a moment to say a prayer for our little one! While I know we would be able to go through all of this again, it's NOT something we want to do. I'm very selfish in wanting my kids to now be able to live normal lives and not lives consumed by appointments, medicines, worries or illness.
Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement up to this point. You will never know how much even the smallest of acts has helped over time.
I'll let you all know the results of tomorrows tests as soon as we know!