Feb 23, 2016 (Scott)

In recovery. All went well.

Today was day 8 of induction therapy. Intrathecal (into the spinal canal) dose of methotrexate and intravenous dose of vincristine. The lumbar puncture requires general anesthetic. The twenty five minutes between Maya falling asleep and waking up in recovery are a slow, quiet panic–a grinding exploration of fear, reassurance, worry, and faith.

She opened her eyes to see her mommy looking back at her… and from under the clear plastic oxygen mask I saw a sweet smile emerge. All is well — now on to the next challenge.