We arrived up at the Hospital bright and early Monday morning for Emma to be admitted and also to have her bloods done and get her Chemotherapy.
we waited, and waited and waited and waited.........
They finally called her up and took her to the treatment room where they put the needle into her port o cath ready for her chemo.
We saw the Doctor who explained a little about the chemicals that she was to get, Doxorubicin (can cause serious heart damage - great) and the other one is Dacarbazine. Both of these chemicals list hair loss as one of the most common side effects.
We went back out into the waiting room to be called for her treatment and admission, it was taking forever so they told us to come back at one. We took this opportunity to head down to the playground where Emma got to meet up with some long lost relatives (hehehehe)
Finally at 3pm we were taken through to the chemo area where she was hooked up and pumped full of toxic chemicals - poor baby. The chemotherapy only took about 45 minutes to be administered but then we had to wait until 6.15pm before they took us up to her ward. She wasn't a very happy little chickadee by that stage and the vomiting had begun. She was so ill that she pulled a muscle in her side. The vomiting lasted for the first and second treatment but by the third they had the right mix of anti nausea meds sorted (thank God)'
We did manage to put a smile on her face at one stage when we gave her a pressie........
Please meet Faith (aka Raspberry Sorbet) Emma has been wanting a Blythe Doll for so long so I couldn't resist getting this for her. She purchased herself one the other day too so that should arrive next week.
We went up to our ward where we met a little girl (Charlice) and her mummy who were getting their chemo downstairs the same time as us. The girls didn't take long to strike up a friendship and start playing. Was a great distraction for them both. Little Charlice has some groovy wigs and she let Emma try one on. Not sure if brunette suits her lol (see below)
The photos are not the best as I only had my iPhone. She looks kinda funny looking with dark hair.... She now wants me to take her to spotlight this weekend to buy a few cheap play wigs. She said she will wear them around the house when her hair falls out. We are going to get it cut into a short bob this weekend as well. She looks so sweet with a bob.
Anyway things are going pretty well for us. We have a total of five months with this treatment so still have a long way to go. Emma is being very strong but it as a mummy it is so heartbreaking.
Will keep you updated on her progress.
Oh this weekend if anyone is interested I am teaching a class at Kaisercraft (Robina store) Lots of inking, painting and distressing, make sure you wear an old shirt or bring an apron....