I was so glad to be able to be present for all the family get-togethers (except for Max’s graduation) this round since I was so bummed about missing Easter. Thank you Laith for putting in extra time at the hospital! Lucas and Laith headed home a couple days before Sophie’s projected discharge and this was our happy homecoming!
Sophie and I arrived early for her pre-chemo appts and labs. Here she is looking “thrilled” to be back at the hospital. She enjoyed the downtime in the condo. I took this photo to show that she’s starting to use her right hand occasionally! Day One of chemo requires super awesome fun shoes. She loves looking at the Thomas paint and then showing me the “mommy cupcake” and the “baby cupcake” paintings on the other side 🙂 We tried to keep things fun: Until she got too fatigued Then we found out the antifungal we were using to treat liver lesions wasn’t working. She had to be upgraded to a hard-on-the-kidneys, vomit-inducing stronger medication and detained at the hospital 2 weeks instead of discharging. After a while she became uninterested in toys, art, and books. She only wanted to lie down. A great visit from Aunt Chris and Jill helped keep boredom and the blues away: In the middle of Sophie’s chemo regimen, Laith and Lucas flew up to Boston to celebrate Max’s college graduation! Congrats Max!! Next adventure on his agenda: South Africa!A fun hike with Jill: We were so glad to be able to spend the majority of our DC time with our family in Fairfax. Baby Vallia is so happy and adorable we couldn’t get enough of her!
Lucas had a blast playing with Zayna and Amity. I love that they all play well together.We celebrated Senna’s First Birthday while we were in town! Senna did the same thing as Sophie on her first birthday: tears for the cake. Sooooo cute. We love you Senna!