Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

One year ago today, we were on a plane for our first trip to Boston - the planning trip to get everything set up for radiation. It's hard to believe that was a year ago already!

Here's hoping we leave cancer treatments and surgeries back in 2011 and can move forward in 2012!

Since I've been a slacker the last few weeks, here's a quick December wrap-up:

Summer's MRI on 12/8 was stable! We'll continue with scans every 3 months until March of 2013, two years from the end of radiation.

Growth hormone therapy was approved, and we started injections the week before Christmas. It still takes two of us to get it done most nights. I have been able to give her the shot on my own a couple of times, but it takes all of my limbs to keep her still. I know it will get easier with time, but for now it's pretty awful.

Since starting growth hormone, Summer sleeps longer at night and doesn't seem to have much of an appetite (unless it's sugar you're offering). I noticed this morning that she already seems leaner. I'm not sure whether it's because she's growing taller or just eating less. We'll have another followup with the endocrinologist in March and I'm sure they'll check all her levels again at that time.

Other than that there's not much to report, thankfully! We hope you all had happy holidays and we wish you a great new year!

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