Hectic doesn’t begin to describe the last week or so. In addition to learning about Ginko’s scary heart problems, all kinds of things went wrong deep in the programming bowels of our blog site. Then, Saturday night, Lilly suddenly tanked.
In a year when many times it looked like Lilly might not survive to celebrate, I officially declare the start to the HOLIDAY at our house. 12 glorious days of togetherness begins in 3 … 2 … 1
P.S. This photo was taken last year, about a month before Lilly suffered a rare / severe adverse rabies vaccine reaction.
I’m too tired after a month sprinting to finish work so that I could enjoy the holiday, but Lilly is mostly OK. She has been more tired than normal these last 10 days or so, and she has been a little wobbly the last couple of days, but she had chemo injections again last weekend. Typically, we start seeing a real boost from that any minute now.
We hope to resume a more normal blog post schedule in the new year, but for now … we’re just a couple of grateful girls on a mountain in Colorado.
You have our eternal thanks for your love and support this MOST DIFFICULT year.
Roxanne and Lilly Hawn
This week marks 14 weeks since Lilly’s massive brain inflammation relapse in August. This recovery streak eclipses her previous record of 9 weeks without a setback from earlier in the year. I went into today’s neurology exam expecting we’d continue to wean Lilly’s steroid dose. I was wrong. Here is an update on what we’re keeping, what we’re dropping, and what we’re adding to her treatment plan.