Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Zzz...

Lisa fell asleep yesterday evening at about - oh - 8:30 PM. Except for a few diaper changes and whatnot she slept through the night. Matter of fact she's still sleeping and it's 9:00 AM. Lucky for me I can go to sleep without much effort. (See I just took a nap and you didn't even notice.) Where was I? Oh, so she's sleeping but as Linda pointed out yesterday, she is "crashing". By that I mean her blood counts are bottoming out. Her mouth sores are getting pretty uncomfortable and there's blood in the stuff that gets spit up. She's also spiking fevers but we're assured that this is pretty much status quo. She is on antibiotics, pain medication, and Tylenol and has had platelets twice. Basically we are trying to keep her as comfortable as possible while her body does all the heavy lifting. She is strong. She'll occasionally cry out but then she'll close her eyes, take a few deep breaths and say nothing is wrong. It's almost like she's bearing down on it internally. She is amazing...

11:00 AM - 5 or 6 diapers and one bucket dance later. It's been a busy morning. Good thing she had plenty of rest. She's not interested in TV but she's happy with her new doll that she got for taking all her meds. She mentioned at one point that her side hurt this morning. When I looked at the spot there was a ring about an inch and a half across. Ringworm? Not sure yet. The doctors will look at it shortly.

1:00 PM - A couple more diapers and one more bucket dance. We gave her some Adavan which settled her stomach and made her sleepy. The doctors theorized that the ring on her side is where she was laying on one of her dolls baby bottles. So with the first chemo drug "Thiotepa" still coming out through her sweat and the bottom of the bottle up against her skin, this caused more sweat there than in other places and subsequently that's what created the ring pattern. Mystery solved.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beat cancer Lisa! Beat cancer!!!

We are praying for you!!

The Kreagers

Diane Ebeling said...

Be Strong Princess Lisa!! Hang Tough! We are sending our positive energy out to you....

Diane and JuliAnna

Amanda said...

Lisa,
You are the strongest girl I have ever met, you are awesome!
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Praying for Lisa to be cancer free God is able to do anything if we just have faith and belive we will recive...Love, Kristen McIntyre

Anonymous said...

Just love ya Lisa, praying for you constantly.
xo
Jeanette

Anonymous said...

Lisa, you are one amazing person. You are "Wonder Girl Lisa"!

Your brother and sisters are the "Amazing Sibs".

Mom and Dad you are "Super Parents".

What a wonderous and heroic family. Love you all and sending thoughts of good strong energy, calm and peace, love and care.

Pam