"Welcome to my "Hopipal" (aka hospital)
"I have to check your eye Dolly to see if it's broken."
" I'm going to check your temperature to see if you feel good."
" I'm going to give you a pinch and it might hurt a little bit. Be brave and strong Dolly"
"I'm going to help you Dolly so you can be better."
Play imitating life at it's finest.
A week from today is Ania's 5th round of chemotherapy and I'm starting to get a little stressed. We are going to try to administer prednisone in grape flavored tablet form the night before since the liquid version is impossible to get her to take. If the tablet doesn't work, we will get it IV administered again like we did last time. Next Wednesday will be long. There will be her exam under anesthesia first where Dr. S will tell us if the seeds have been growing still. There will be the intra arterial malphalan & topotecan drugs in her femoral artery. And the cherry in top is the shot of drugs directly into her eyeball. That one just sends shivers up my spine when I think of it. But- I must echo my dear daughter's words and be brave and strong for her. She has little fear and lives each day to it's fullest. I am thankful for that.