It was a mostly up day though. Today we went to CHOC for our monthly blood check. In my heart I felt that Ella seemed healthier than ever...no brusing, face full of color, and TONS of energy. So I really thought her blood work would be good. But then of course that feeling of getting blindsided comes around and I started thinking "what if the doctor shocks me when he walks in". So when the Dr. came in the room, I said "Well????" And he pulls out the blood work and we see 147,000 next to platelets and he said "Do you like what you see?" I couldn't believe they had come up so high. Ella got a high five for that. Then I say "What about the hemoglobin?" And we look and it is up to 12.0...Woo Hoo...perfectly normal. Another high five for Ella. I could tell that the doctor was pleasantly surprised. He just kind of shook his head at how all of her numbers have recovered. Then he said that he couldn't believe how close we were to starting chemo not that long ago. I know this is just one month and things can vary again next month. But the thing is that we are so happy because we really thought her bone marrow was starting to act up and possibly start trending towards leukemia and its obviously working just fine right now. These little kids with Ds just keep the doctors on their toes with their uniqueness, I guess.
Now for the down part of the day. Last night we went to Denny's for dinner as it is Kids eat free on Tuesdays. It wasn't very crowded so I asked the guy that sat us to give us a bigger table so that Little Miss Grabby Hands wouldn't be too close to our food. Then, when our server came around, I warned her about Ella and her quick hands as well. In fact, when she brought our meals out, Joe and I were still eating our salads so we asked her to put our dinner plates on the table next to us for a few minutes. I asked for extra gravy and when the server brought it out, it slipped and spilled all over my plate of food which, thankfully was still on the table next to us. We laughed it off and she went to get me a new plate of food. By the time she brought it out, I was finished with my salad so she put it in front of me and said, I will be right back with your gravy. She walks up with the HOT gravy, sets it down practically right in front of Ella and says "I didn't spill it this time" and before I could move, Ella reaches right for it and dunks her fingers in the gravy. Of course she starts screaming etc. etc. We put a cold rag on it and it didn't seem to cause any damage but it definitely hurt because she cried crocodile tears for a while. The server felt so bad that she didn't come back to our table again. The manager took care of us after that. So instead of Kids Eat Free....it became the Whole Family Eats Free. Thanks Ella!! She is fine and there were no blisters but I just couldn't believe that the server set that down right in front of her....especially after my warnings.