Today Kennedy and Kellsey had an oncology appointment. This was a check up for both girls. Right now Kennedy goes every 6 months and Kellsey goes every three. I was thinking that today was the day that Kennedy would be declared "cancer free". We were told that would happen 5 years after she went into remission, which is about 2 weeks from now. However, they said today that it's actually 5 years after her chemo ended so we have to wait until mid-September to get that official status. Her counts looked GREAT today though, so in September we plan on partying! ;)
As for Miss Kellsey, they have been checking her blood every 3 months because her counts are just "off". Some doctors seem more concerned than others... they drew her blood at the Down syndrome clinic last month and when her pediatrician saw the results he felt like it's probably time for a bone marrow biopsy, but left the final decision up to the hemonc doctor of course. Today they drew labs again and agreed that her results are still concerning and they're a little worse than they were 3 months ago when we were there, but he feels safe letting her wait another 3 months and testing again, so she'll have to be seen end of August unless something presents itself earlier than that. I'm still hoping that it's just her blood... that she has screwy blood work and it will always be that way and leave it be, but of course they don't want to let anything go if it IS leukemia so I'm glad they're checking often... early detection is key!
Anyway, one more appointment down... please keep Kellsey in your prayers that this screwy blood work never actually turns into anything. With God all things are possible!