Monday, November 19, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 155
She was very disappointed to miss the show. This was the first time I have done anything besides grocery shop and typical chores since Jemma was diagnosed in June. It was nice to see people I haven't seen in months and the dancers did a great job. I wasn't prepared for the emotion I felt when Jemma's group performed. I cried through most of their performance. As soon as the music started I pictured Jemma practicing the dance in the living room. She really wanted to be there.
When the medals were handed out to Jemma's group I went on stage to receiver her's. That was another difficult moment for me. I couldn't look at anyone and only cried and thought how much Jemma wanted to dance. Luckily she is doing very well and I have no doubt she will put on a great performance next year.
She had fun at home with her brother and father and was very excited in the morning to find out she got a medal.
Her next treatment is scheduled for Wednesday. It will be her fourth and final round of methotrexate chemotherapy. After that she will have about a week of taking pills at home followed by a two week break from chemo. During the three weeks she will have to visit the hospital for short periods to have her catheter cleaned and have her blood checked.