This week has been a complete whirlwind. There have been some really high highs and some pretty tough lows. Being apart of this community has definitely been the most intense emotional rollercoaster you can ever imagine. We realize that we have been blessed this far with Lauren’s response to treatment but we always live with the fear of bad news. Though we hope we never get that news, the reality is that there are families that do. We take comfort in knowing that those families are rooting for us as much as we are for them, but it can still be hard to share our progress.
Today was a huge milestone as Lauren had her last lumbar puncture. This is the hardest procedure for us as we witness her get put under sedation, fluid drawn from her spine and then chemo administered through the same needle. We keep talking about how strong she is but you really have to witness this to truly understand her strength. When she woke up, she didn’t miss a beat and enjoyed a tea party and then some pizza. I swear you’d never know what she had just been through.
Pictured below is Lauren as stylish as ever. We’ve said this before but if you’re going to have chemo you might as well do it in style. We are so happy this is all coming to an end but we are also keeping our thoughts with the other families still fighting.