Monday, July 18, 2011

Today was a great day, nice a short! We left the house early and headed for Santa Barbara, following the beautiful California coast south as the sun made its way over the grassy hillsides. I often remind myself that this could be a lot worse; this drive could be long, drab and full of traffic which can only add to the stress of life. We are lucky, so lucky to live here and have this environment to experience. For this I am thankful.

Vinchristine, the one and only chemo Autumn had today, only takes minutes to administer, however it’s the one that makes Autumn have funny little movements afterwards. I have heard that it can make joints just feel uncomfortable which is obvious when Autumn constantly flexes her wrists and ankles.

We finally made it to dance class, hooray!!! She was tired, but Autumn was happy to be there which was so good to see. I know she misses just being a kid and although we try to make most things happen for her “normal” life to progress, there have been plenty of roadblocks.
We are moving towards the end of her second series (of which there are three), so that is something to be thankful for as well!
Love, Autumn and her family

1 comment:

  1. Hey Juliet,
    Just found out about Autumn, and it sounds like she is doing great all things considered. Tell her that her friends from last summers Uncle Todd's boat camp trip at Margarita (Kylie, Maddie and Coley) are pulling for her, as am I.
    Stay strong!