Lyris has had a GREAT couple of weeks since her first round of chemo and now we’re on to the second round this week.
She ended the school year on a high note by participating in field day yesterday. She had a great time with all of her classmates. THANK YOU to her teachers Mrs Cronan and Mrs. Fortson for all of their love and support!! MUAH, MUAH, MUAH! We would also like to thank all of the other teachers, staff and parents at KCSMA that have sent “smile” gifts and lots of encouragement her way. Lyris is really easy to please and the smallest gesture always plants a big smile on her face.
The time has finally come…….. we are officially BALD!! We cut all of our hair yesterday When I said I was going to cut my hair, people kept asking “Are you going to cut ALL OF It?” The initial shock of cutting all of my hair was scary, but I would not and could not let my child go through losing her hair alone. We wish we could take our kids pain away, but the reality is, we can’t. We can’t feel her pain, we can’t take her chemotherapy treatments for her, we can’t feel when she’s being poked and prodded by the nurses and doctors. All we can do is watch. Cutting my hair was the one thing I could do to be able to say “I truly understand how you feel”. You never know what you’ll do until your faced with circumstance.
As you know, Lyris could not wait to get a wig. Guess what, I made her a wig, but she is sooooo excited about being bald, she doesn’t want to wear it!! She is showing off her baldness. Can you believe it! She has been walking around all day BALD, no wig or hat, just bald. Let me tell you how silly Lyris is. She said excitedly, mommy look (she was swinging her head around in circles), she said laughing ” I can’t whip my hair back and forth because I don’t have any.” 🙂
After all that mushy stuff I said in the other paragraph……I’m wearing my wig! I’ll be wearing it until we fine tune my head. I shaved it myself, so it’s a mess right now.
I never really stopped to think in depth about an Eagle until this entry. “Bald Eagle”, it just seemed like a perfect fit. Once I began to write, it seemed even more perfect than I initially realized. Eagles are a sign of freedom. Eagles soar. Eagles are strong and beautiful. Lyris is an Eagle.