A Period of Rest

We have reached the point in Lizzy’s treatment protocol where we get a “break”.  By “break” I mean Lizzy gets 2 weeks off from getting chemo.  We still had to get her labs checked today (she did great with the blood draw “poke” and the results were good!) and we check her temperature daily (multiple times/day), but we don’t have to make the trip to Cincy for 2 weeks, and for that we are very thankful!

Given this incredibly dangerous and bad flu season, we are not getting Lizzy out of the house except for doctor appointments.  It’s hard on her because she is so active and wants to resume all of her activities (gymnastics, dance, preschool, church, etc), so we are eager for Spring to arrive!!  It’s especially hard on Lori, as she is having to coordinate everything for Treasure and trying to keep her schedule as normal as possible, yet needing to stay home with Lizzy 99% of the time.  If you didn’t already know it, Lori is an incredible woman, mom, wife and friend – I don’t know how she does it.  I truly am in awe of her.

We will resume chemo at the end of February and when we resume, we will have about 7-8 more weeks to go until we finish!!  It’s hard to believe that we are already past the halfway point of treatment.

Here are some pictures from Lizzy’s last clinic visit and her super special Dr. friend – Dr. D’Souza:

(Open up and say “Aaahhh”)

(Lizzy loves to listen to her own heart beat!!)

We cherish the time we have to rest and recharge, and we are so thankful to all of you for the meals, prayers, texts, emails and stopping by to play with Lizzy!  YOU are a blessing!!

7 Replies to “A Period of Rest”

  1. Enjoy the break! And hey… do you know about “Why Not Kids?” – Tammy and I are heading to Frankfort on Thursday to advocate for money to be allocated toward researching pediatric cancer. There’s so much work to be done! http://whynotkids.com/

  2. Brooks family, have a blessed time of rest before the next appointment. May you all gain strength, share lots of laughter and special moments together.
    Lots of 💜 from our family to yours.

  3. I’m so glad you get a little break. Lori and you are such a blessing to those girls and the rest of your family. Take care and take heart that there are lots of prayers headed your way.

  4. Dennis you and Lori are both incredible loving parents and I am blessed to witness how you have responded to the challenges placed before you by getting on your knees and turning it all over to God. May we all learn from your examples. God Bless the Brooks Family!

  5. Lori and Dennis,
    I pray for your family constantly. I woke up this morning at 5:30 and you were on my heart. May this break be restful to you in everyway

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