Last Day of IV Chemo!

Emily & Nurse Tina after her last dose of Vincristine!

Emily & Nurse Tina after her last dose of Vincristine!

Today was Emily’s last day receiving IV chemo! After her monthly clinic appointment this morning she was given her Pentamidine infusion (antibiotic), then she got her Vincristine at about 2:00 pm. And we walked out, never to return again!

Haha. Just kidding on that last part. We go back in in two weeks for her IgG transfusion, then we’ll be back monthly for clinic and lab draws. And she may still need to have IgG as well. As excited as we were this morning, the rest of the day was somewhat anticlimactic, knowing we’ll still be around for a long time to come.

She’ll continue taking her daily chemo pills for another 17 days, and she began her last round of steroids today. I tried to talk Dr. Ducore into letting us skip this round, since we’re so close. But he wasn’t going for it. So one more week of Steroid Stitch. And just two more weeks of chemo. Then we. Are. Done.

All done!

All done!


5 responses to “Last Day of IV Chemo!

  1. Yay, one step closer to the finish line! We can’t wait to celebrate. Love and hugs on this one last week of cranky Em and then the home stretch. Whoot Woot!!

  2. YAY!!!!

  3. I am so happy for you! Much love and strength to you. Prayers too!



    Hello! My name is Lezlie. I have been following your site for awhile now. I came across your website soon after my son was diagnosed with ALL in August of last year. You and your family have encouraged me greatly!!! It is wonderful to see Emily’s last day! Your family’s love for God and each other is inspirational. Thank you for taking the time to tell your story. It surely does make all the difference.

    God bless you, Lezlie

    Caleb – 4 years old


    • Hi Lezlie, I’m so glad you reached out! And I”m glad you’ve found some encouragement here. I know that’s what I was searching for after Emily was diagnosed -that and information! So how is Caleb doing? He must be in, or about to enter, Maintenance Phase, right? I hope everything is going smoothly!

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