Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I Think That's What I Wanted

I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up, but I just couldn't help it.  Averi's doctors came by today and finally informed us what the new game plan is.  Let's just say that it didn't involve Averi going to the OR today, or any time this week.

Today is the last day of Averi's extended antibiotics and they want to take cultures once the antibiotics have worn off just to make sure that everything is alright.  Apparently they have to wait 24 hours for them to completely leave her body.  Once the cultures are taken we have to wait another 48 hours for the results.  All of this has to take place before she can go in for her biopsy.

So the new plan is wait until Wednesday morning to take non-antibiotic cultures and then send Averi home while they wait for the results.  Then we can bring her back in next Monday for the biopsy and start chemo on Tuesday.  That means she will be home for Thanksgiving...which is what I wanted, right?

My whole family is coming this week, which I'm very excited about, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me a little nervous to have Averi at home with all those people.  I am now a hot mess when it comes to germs and I wonder if that will ever wear off.  I miss the days of sucking the lint off a pacifier that fell on the ground and putting it back in the baby's mouth.

I am also frustrated with the fact that once upon a time we were hopeful that Averi would be home for Thanksgiving because she would be done with cycle 2.  We haven't even started cycle 2.  I guess I should be grateful that I'm getting what I wanted (Averi home for a holiday) and not focus on the major delays that stand in our way.

Either way, now that I have once again set up camp in Averi's room, we will be leaving in 2 days for a short break before coming back for a longer stretch.


Kendall, Starla, Conner, Aleck, and Jared said...

It will be okay. Just make them wear masks if they have any kind of cough or sniffles and use lots of sanitizer. I think they would totally understand.

I am so glad she is doing better. Keep your chin up things are going to get lots better. We will continue to keep you guys in our prayer. Miss you lots! Love ya!

Vanessa said...

Hooray for Thanksgiving at home!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers will be that everyone who comes in contact with your family will be healthy! No germs.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tina said...

When they walk in the door spray them down with "bleach anywhere" spray, and you'll be good, right? Totally safe! I agree, I don't think anyone will mind if you go a little wild with the hand sanitizer. I hope you'll be having those tasty orange rolls.

Stephanie said...

So happy that Averi gets to be home with everyone for Thanksgiving, despite the germ factor. :) It'll be alright, things are going to work out. Happy Thanksgiving, we love you guys.

Jennifer said...

When it comes to being a germ stopper, I cant imagine what I would do in your shoes. You have seen Sam he licks everything: gym floors, dogs, and air hockey tables.

We hope that you have a terrific, germ free turkey day!

Love Ya=)

Lauren in GA said...

I completley understand why you are worried about germs. John hasn't been through nearly as much as sweet Averi and I am still concerned about germs.

I hope you get some rest. We are thinking of you and praying for your sweet Averi.

Susie said...

I know I'm a little late with advice, but maybe for next time - ask everyone that comes in your house to take off their shoes if they don't already. So many nasty things can be transmitted from the bottoms of our shoes :)
So glad you made the meeting a few weeks ago, it was great to see you guys!