This was just taken--Obviously she doesn't let anything bother her for long! Oh, and notice the thermometer in her right hand. It's her new favorite "toy" along with her "froggy hug." ; )
It's been kind of a hard week for Sarah. Since her treatment in her eye on Monday, she's had pain and sensitivity in her eye on and off. About a quarter of the time she keeps it closed. Sometimes when it's open she seems pretty okay, but sometimes it really seems to be bothering her. We've been giving her tylenol to help, but I will just be glad when this part is done. The sad thing is she has to have at least one more round of this cryotherapy near the end of next month, and maybe another dose of chemo in her eye too.
Also, Sarah's main doctor called the other day and said that since Dr. Aaburg wants to do this treatment one more time, she wants to wait on her big mega-dose of chemo until after he's done, pushing back that hospital stay until October. And, she wants her to have one more regular dose of chemo in the meantime. This Tuesday. : ( That makes me sad because they had told us before that we were all done with regular doses of chemo, and I was so excited about that. I had thought we would be done before school, and we would have a little bit of time without having to worry about low blood cell counts and clinic appointments to have some family fun, go camping, whatever. Now, everything is pushed back. Did you catch all that? Anyway, all that to say that I am bummed that we have to do another round of chemo. Bummer, bummer, bummer. : (
Buuuuut...it's okay. Because really we are in the home stretch. One more dose is not 5 more doses. October will be here before we know it, and that is (hopefully) the end of treatment all together! God is good. Those tumors are hitting the road.
From my devotional (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young):
"I am leading you along the high road, but there are descents as well as ascents. In the distance you see snow-covered peaks glistening in brilliant sunlight. Your longing to reach those peaks is good, but you must not take shortcuts. Your assignment is to follow Me, allowing Me to direct your path. Let the heights beckon you onward, but stay close to Me."
2 Corinthians 4:17-18--For our light affliction which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.