We both enjoyed Denver. It was really nice to have one-on-one time with Madeleine when she was feeling good. We were able to go to the movies, eat out, spend the day at the zoo with good friends, and we did quite a bit of shopping as well - a rare treat! The stem cell harvest went better than anyone expected; they were able to get enough stem cells for more than three rescues, and it only took one day! It's nice to see her feeling so good. Clinically, she is better than she has been in months. She is walking well, she has an appetite, and she is in great spirits. I am hopeful that all of this means that the chemo is working.
Tomorrow is the start of another hospital admission, this time for scans and a third cycle of chemo. No one is looking forward to going back, but I'm impressed with how well Madeleine is coping with knowing that she has to be inpatient for another week+. By this time she knows how crappy chemo makes her feel but she hasn't complained at all about having to go back.
Below are some pictures from our Denver trip:
|We took full advantage of the frozen yogurt shop!|
|The results of a day of shopping.|
|At the zoo with Kieran and Cara|
|At the airport on the way home we ran into a group of college cheerleaders. They spent a long time showing Mad their pompoms and outfits. Mad has a new career ambition.|
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