Today, Evy received her last dose of chemo! After 51 weeks, and 17 rounds, we are greatly looking forward to a more "normal" way of life. We all went to the clinic today to celebrate. The whole staff was great and kept congratulating us all. At the end, the nurses sang Evy an end of chemo song and had some presents for the girls. And Evy kept saying "All done...chemo!". Of course, she doesn't completely get what chemo is, but she knows what the medicine does to her and how much of a hassle it is to always be traveling for it, and she's definitely excited not to have to deal with that anymore.
We'll still be going for regular visits, especially in the next couple weeks as we monitor her counts. But we won't be dealing with five days in a row of high dose chemo. We feel very lucky as we know not everyone has such a good outcome as we do, and we're very thankful for the amazing care we've received. And, we're so proud of Evy and the amazing courage and strength she's shown through this whole ordeal. She's been an inspiration to us all, smiling even when her body is being beaten down by powerful medications.
I'll be sure to post some pictures, and maybe a video or two if I can figure it out, in the next night or two.
Thank you all for your support through this past year. It's been a wild ride, and we couldn't have made it without your love and help!