Thursday, November 6, 2008
We Are Back Again
We are back at the children's hospital for our daughters second round of chemotherapy. Once we checked in and got our new room for the next four days we started settling in. We set our daughter in the crib to let her run around for a minute while we put our things up, she was all smiles. The nurses and her Dr. all came in to check on us and she kept playing peek-a-boo with them and giggling. Yes, this is yet another blessing of finding out about her cancer when she was so little. I really don't think she remembers what happened to her the last time she was hear (too bad... I do remember). I put off packing and getting ready to come until right before we had to leave. Whenever I have to do something I really don't want to I dread it, and think about it, and put it off until I have no other choice but to get it done. I suppose that I would save myself some agony by getting in and getting it done early so that I don't have to keep thinking about it. Her first day of chemo actually didn't start until 10:00pm so we did it throughout the night. I almost think this may be a good thing. She slept through most of it. Mom and Dad didn't sleep much though. Her heart rate got up pretty high and her blood pressure was low, so they monitored her closely for awhile. By morning everything was back to normal. Today she has only thrown up once and so we are hoping that this will be the end of her throwing up! She started day two the same as last time, she isn't quite as irritated, but she is so tired she doesn't know what to do with herself. She is having a hard time eating anything, she tries it, puts it in her mouth and then she spits it right back out. She will drink a few swallow of water here and there, but not much of anything else. It is a good thing she is on the IV treatments. She started with a fever early this morning about 4:00am and she keeps getting gradually hotter. Now that her labs are done they will be giving her Tylenol to try to get her fever down. The Bleomycin they give her can cause her to fever, but they are going to check to make sure she isn't coming down with anything. We are grateful to know what to expect this time, it is much easier to handle some of the tougher things knowing that we have done it before. We are still trying to figure out what works best for her, but we are eliminating a lot of things that don't work for her, so it can only get better from her on out, right?!?! Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers, we definitely can tell that we are being blessed from them.