A short update, but there are not enough hours in the day. we went to clinic today to have labs drawn and sign consent for this cycle of chemo. The doctors are on board with a high dose round followed by antibody therapy at sloan. This is going to be a kicker of a cycle, and Saoirse may even need some stem cells afterwards to help her counts recover (it would not be a full blown transplant, just a recovery dose). We are going in in the morning and will start chemo in clinic before moving over to the hospital. The chemo will run for 5 days, and we will almost certainly be there for 6 for observation. We are hoping to return home then, but it will depend on how she reacts. There is a lot of unknowns with this round because it is a much higher dose of drugs than she has ever had, and one is a new drug. We hate the unknowns, but hopefully she will do well, as she has before. She is so strong, and such a little trooper.
After a weekend of not much sleeping, she had a great night's sleep on Sunday, and had a wonderful day today. I even got to get the pieces to make her halloween costume - she is going to be Uncle Fester! I'm very excited. We also got some new shoes, a pair of boots, and some fun new toys! I really need to hit the thrift store more often (or not because I'll find things I "need"). I'm pretty sure she won't be able to really go trick or treating this year, but at least she can dress up for some fun pictures!