Our final two weeks in Cincinnati and Indiana were so wonderful for our family. We were able to spend our last 2 weekends at my parents’ house in Lafayette and Nora thrived being around her cousins and staying at Lolo’s house. We even managed to get Mac man baptized last weekend. Father Patrick from St. Tom’s (my childhood church) did a perfect baptism ceremony right in my parents’ living room. I’m not an incredibly religious person- I pray and go to church on religious holidays (sorry, mom!)- but there was definitely a feeling bigger than I can describe that filled the house that night- it was the happiest we’ve seen Nora since treatment started in July. It was good for our hearts and souls. ❤️
Pediatric cancer treatment is so brutal. It seems like right when Nora starts to get back to her old self- confident, silly, playful- she gets knocked right back down. It’s so hard for her to understand that she’s still “sick”. When we got close to the hospital here in Colorado yesterday she looked at it and then looked at me and said, “no, not me in there! I all better now... no doctors for me!” 💔 But she handled it amazingly well and was chatty and happy throughout her 8 hour day of chemo. It was good to see the familiar faces of our medical team here and they were all excited to see Nora.
We have another 8 hour chemo day today (Wednesday) and then Thursday and Friday are shorter and we will have completed week 13. We don’t have any chemo again until week 16! 🙌 this is the first time we have had a week off from chemo since we started. That feels like progress!
We are forever thankful for our time spent in the Midwest with our amazing friends and family. There aren’t enough words to truly express our gratitude.❤️💙💖💛 Our Denver crew was equally amazing in taking care of our house and cats and had our house decorated for Halloween and stocked full of goodies for our return. Nora was so excited and I was reminded of how blessed we are to have so many truly good people surrounding us to help us along this journey. ❤️🙏