We flew to FL early in the morning - we woke up to see a dusting of snow on the cars which had Michael very confused.. Was it still spring or was it winter. Both kids were great on the plane and what followed was even better.
In FL, Alex seemed to forget all of her ailments. We could not be happier with how well she handles chemo but it is obvious that she is not a "normal" kid. She doesn't have the energy or the agility of a two year old. One of the chemo drugs inhibits mobility at her ankles so it makes it hard for her to run and gives it a bit of a wobble when she walks. In FL she had more energy than we see in normal days and she was "running" everywhere. Best of all she left her paci and her hippo behind. When she isn't feeling well she wants her paci all day and holds her hippo up to her face - in FL we didn't see hippo or the paci other than when it was time to sleep.
There was egg painting, egg hunts, dinner outs, playing at the tree house and lots if swimming!! She had so much fun! Such a blessing to see her smiling and laughing. We are back in NY and starting steroid week but we hope the happy FL energy carries us through and the steroids do not take over our happy Alex.