Friday, March 6, 2009

Another day

Apparently people are tired of reading about poop...I'm right there with you....I'm pretty tired of writing, reading, smelling, seeing poop! Gotta believe Lisa is tired of it too.

So....if we can't talk about poop...what can we talk about? Hmmmmm....well, blood counts. Her white blood cell count rose a bit again today which is a good means her body is starting to recover. Her platelets were good, but her hemoglobin was low so she got red blood cells today.

Temperature...She's been spiking some pretty mean fevers (we're happy when she holds at 100) and her blood pressure is dropping a bit low. She is also asking for more liquids, which is good, but also causes more of the subject matter we aren't talking about. Fevers, low blood pressure and continual drinking could be from dehydration or could be her bone marrow grafting. Docs are keeping a close eye on her and watching the fevers and testing for infections, but don't seem overly concerned.

We had a pretty good night last night. Lisa still woke every hour from 1-6, but when she was sleeping it seemed more peaceful.....could be the pain killer we finally switched her to. Talk about your "duh" moments. I don't know why I kept having them give her anti-nausea meds...her past experiences have shown that what we assume is nausea is really pain. She seems to tolerate the pain well, so we often misread it as nausea and force her to endure what I can only imagine is some pretty painful moments. Once we start to administer pain meds she seems to be much more comfortable.

So while last night seemed more restful than the others this week. This afternoon has been a bit difficult...her temps are up and she seems to be in pain which makes her whiny, inconsolable and a little erratic. She'll go from demanding to go for a walk to telling me to get away from her to flopping on the bed to telling the docs she hates them to closing her eyes and flicking everyone away to murmuring I love you....all in a matter of minutes. Much as I love her and try to be sympathetic, she's pretty bitchy right now. We all know who the queen bitch is, so rather than pull rank on our little princess, I've chosen to take the high road...the one that leads away from her room! We've got some good hospital staff and volunteers stopping in today and I've taken every opportunity to get out of the room that I can.

So....unmentionable subjects, fevers, blood counts, sleepless nights are all par for the course. Docs still thing she is doing good and even is a little ahead of schedule. They anticipate another 48 hours of this stuff and than on to better days. The one doc even hinted, if we don't experience any setbacks, we could be out of out of here by next Tuesday or Wednesday. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KEEP THE PRAYERS COMING

P.S. To all the Nic Jonas fans and wife are all too young to be need to go to college, get a job, get your own place to live and then find a husband.....if you wish to continue writing about Nic, you'll need to start your own blog because I will be censoring any conversations re: him;)


Anonymous said...


Enjoy your youth girls and go to school, get a job, get an apartment and then think about marriage!

Lisa G.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there lisa!!! Keep fighting!!!!! LIVE STRONG!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You can do it, Lisa!!Beat cancer!!!!!!!Be strong, live strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck w/ everything (Lisa and family)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Lisa I never get tired of reading anything about Lisa you are an amazing mother someday Lisa will know this. I pray you will be home soon and all will be well.

Love, Kristen McIntyre

Anonymous said...

What amazing endurance by all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The folks from Western Michigan

Diane Ebeling said...

I just have to comment on the poop/hazmat thing: when Juli was a baby I always thought a hazmat team should be called in to clean up after her, SO I personally laughed hysterically re: the note about hazmat cleaning up after Lisa.

Hang in there!!


Amanda said...

Hang in there Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Good luck...with EVERYTHING. Be strong lisa. As always you're in my prayers.
Alisa (acey)

Kim Enright said...

I don't think Maranda could be any cuter than she already is - she's so adorable!!! We loved the little video.