On August 14th Molly had a lumbar puncture scheduled for methotrexate, and also vincristine into her port. It was pretty routine. I am looking forward to these routine visits! It's going to be good!
|It's a good clinic visit! Two thumbs-up!|
|I love watching this kid sleep! Almost as much as when she's awake!|
On September 11th and October 9th Molly had clinic appointments just to go in and have labs drawn and get vincristine into her port. Those also went very very well. The lab results keep coming back great and there's no need for transfusions or anything. At the September visit, the doctor had us test Molly's stool again for C. Diff. It was positive. So we had to do a round of Vancomycin to try to rid her of the problem. I have also been giving Molly certain probiotics that is supposed to help a lot with this antibiotic-caused bacteria in her intestines. We've tested again recently and it has not gone away yet. We do not qualify for the research study that is going on right now for a more potent medicine because Molly's C. Diff. symptoms are relatively mild, so we'll just keep on giving her the probiotics until she's off any antibiotics and hope that we can knock it out then with one of the lesser potent drugs.
|Our Light the Night team. Molly's Minions.|
|Big Sis the Purple Monster and Molly the Ladybug (and some random old lady in gym shorts...)|