Update on Wishes
There have been a few developments lately regarding Ana’s wishes, so I just wanted to post a quick update to point everyone to the Wish page, where I’ve added the latest info. Three wishes have been granted already and the holidays were extra special because of it. My kid was all smiles, which truly soothes my worried soul. Thank you, all.
Right now much of the travel planning is on hold until after we meet with Dr. Yamashiro this Friday – when Ana will (of course) be getting another scan. She started the newest drug (Votrient) around 12/15, so this will be her one month evaluation to see if the drug is working. It was Dr. Yamashiro’s second choice, as he felt that chemotherapy would have a slightly better outcome, but he ultimately suggested that Ana try this first because she was so upset about the prospect of chemotherapy. Please keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming for the best possible results this Friday.
The two wishes I’m focused on right now are Ana’s wish to redo her room and getting the cold cap therapy details in place prior to chemotherapy starting. We’re working closely with Erin Musto from Maddie’s Mark to get this wish granted as soon as possible for Ana. It promises to be fabulous!
We’ve also been distracted by some various home ownership woes. Namely, my dryer kicked the bucket a few days ago (prompting a near full-on panic attack), but I’ve ordered a new one and hopefully it will be here on Monday. Jim’s installing it upstairs and that requires some plumbing magic that has me crossing my fingers and toes (there’s currently an old t-shirt stuffed into the hole in the house that he drilled in preparation for the dryer). Also, we’re getting a new dishwasher delivered in the next couple of weeks. Ours died about two years ago, and my parents generously bought us this new one (thank you so much, mom and dad!) This was a gift they offered to buy us about a year ago, but we’d declined. Now, we could surely use the help and it will be extremely nice to have a dishwasher once Ana’s treatment starts up in full force.