December 26, 2011

We planned on cleaning up the house since we had been gone the whole last week. We took Talli in for a blood draw at our local Ambulatory center. Our Doctors from UCSF called in the afternoon and said Talli needed a blood transfusion and that we needed to drive down as soon as we could to get one. They said they would have us out of there by 9 or 10 so we thought it would be an easy thing. Jon had to go back to work in the morning so we were hoping that it would be that quick of a trip. We should have known though, usually what they tell us is a small version of the truth. So long story short we didn’t get out of there until 3:00am and didn’t get home till 5:30am and Jon had to go into work a little late. THEN he decided to take a night shift. We weren’t expecting things to go crazy this early on so he worked from 10-12:30 that night. And goes into work the next morning at 7:00.

December 19 – 25, 2011

Started Talli’s second chemo treatment. It was originally set for the 15th but all of her counts were too low to start. We wanted to be home by Christmas  so we rushed down Monday and got the process started. The treatment went well. We had some really great nurses and we were feeling positive. We got home at 1:00am on Friday the 23rd. Christmas was wonderful, we were just so grateful to be home with all the people helping carry us through this. The girls got such neat things from family members and from our friends! We were hoping to have a nice relaxing week at home with our girls! Little did we know the crazy rollercoaster the Doctors were talking about was really NO JOKE! And the fun began!