Beads of HOPE
For each treatment Isa can get a bead. Each one means a different procedure. The long greenish ones for pokes. The black ones are scans, like X-rays and CT. The round orange one is for the bone marrow test, the blue dolphin one is for her central line placement. The two in the bag, are for very bad days, but I wonder if there will be worse days, so I keep holding onto them. Just before the round orange one to the left, is a metal tag that says ‘HOPE’. That is for her diagnosis. I like these beads. Isa helped me put them on. I was a little surprised that she had the dexterity to thread them through. G. helped me with a couple.