These are Aubrey’s @beadsofcourage.
They are more than just beads strung together. Each bead has its own meaning. Each bead tells a story. This is her story. The #beadsofcourage
is a way for her to cope during her journey. They are a form of journaling. They show her bravery and courage. She has 400+ beads. Each bead represents something she has endured during her cancer journey. Every hospital stay, x-ray, MRI, surgery, tube, drain, chemo dose, dressing change, and treatment milestone. . . .
Even though she doesn’t quite understand the beads on the strands, she will have them forever. When she is older, she will be able to look back at these beads and know that she can handle anything. . . .
I look at these beads and I’m in awe of her strength, her courage, her bravery. I sometimes look at these beads and can see the tears that she has shed or the ones we have shed together. But, at other times, I see her fight and her will to get through each and every day. I see her joy as she walks the halls of the hospital like she owns the place. It shows that she did not give up. We can’t wait to get her completion of treatment bead - Beads of Courage Signature Purple Heart. . . .
Orange - Port placement | removal
Gray - Dressing change
White - Chemo
Brown & Face Bead - Hair Loss | Hair Growth
Light Blue - Mouth Care
Blue - Clinic visit
Dark Green - NPO | TPN
Lime - Neutropenia/Isolation
Purple - IV infusions
Yellow - Overnight hospital stay
Black - Pokes (IV | Port Access | SubQ injections)
Glow In The Dark - Echo
Pink - Sedation | Anesthesia
Light Green - Test (CT | MRI | X-Ray)
Rainbow - Therapy (PT | Speech)
Red - Blood Products
Aqua - Tubes | Drains
Homemade Glass - Treatment Milestone
Square Heart - Admission to ICU
Bumpy - Medication | Mobility Challenges
Fish - Transfer Unit
Member’s Choice - Discharge from Hospital
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