We made it through treatment number three. We are so happy to be home with our whole family again. She did really pretty good with the rest of her treatments. The new Chemo Med Etopophos seemed to agree with her system and she didn't react negatively (other than those that are common - low blood pressure, nausea). She was so cute at the hospital. She wins the hearts of every nurse, doctor, tech, house keeping, everyone that meets her. We decided to get her out of her room today before we went home, so we put on her darling little hat matching bracelet and little slippers and left the room. As we were walking she kept saying hi and waving to everyone that she saw in the ICS unit. She thought she was just the cutest little thing and it was hard to disagree with her. Everyone in the halls new she was coming because they could hear the other staffers gooing over her. We could hear the nurses saying "oh, Alyssa must be coming down the hall". She really is darling. This picture is a recreation, but you get the idea. She is very smart too. One of the nurses was changing the tubing for her IV line and the end cap on her Boroviac tube was exposed. She took one of the empty saline syringes and tried to attach it to the cap on her line. It shouldn't surprise me, that she knows what is going on. This is her life right now, she sees it all of the time. I guess I just didn't realize that she was paying such close attention. Another thing she did while we were at the hospital was that she got a hold of her throw up bowl and put it up to her mouth and started making throwing up noises into it (smart, but pretty sad that she knows what the pink kidney bean shaped bowl is for). All in all, she really seems to be doing quite well with her treatments (other than our few set backs). We found out that we may be up at the Children's hospital over Christmas if she has any set backs or if her blood counts are not up, so we are praying that she does remarkable over the next couple of weeks so that we don't have to spend Christmas at the hospital!