Overall, Becca had a good day yesterday. She ate 3.5 popsicles in slushie form, played a little with Nana and Papa (and even giggled and smiled a bit), then took a four-hour nap in the afternoon. She's still having trouble hanging on to those platelets, so she received another set, as well as some packed red blood cells in the evening. She spiked a fever during the transfusion, despite the Tylenol as a pre-medication.
Unfortunately, Becca felt nauseous and very sad in the late afternoon, and after vomiting, she didn't want any more popsicles. She kept stroking the picture of Lily and tearing up. She wanted to hear Lily's voice, so we called around dinner time to talk. This is so difficult emotionally on all of us, but especially the girls who are so close. I struggle to see her furrowed brow and tears, and I just want to pick her up, hug her, and tell her it's going to be okay...
Even with all of the sedatives, Becca didn't go to sleep until around 2am. During those hours that she was wide awake, she kept the nurse on her toes by pushing the nurse button over and over, in addition to waking me up by turning the lights on and off with the button on her bed. One time, I woke up to her standing next to her bed, which honestly freaked me out. With all of the wires and tubes, I was shocked that she was able to get up on her own. That girl certainly cannot be kept down!
This morning, she was again febrile, but we got the good news that we will be able to move back to A5S today (if they have a bed available)! Becca's getting platelets right now, as she was quite low again. Her WBC were at .3, and her ANC was at .01. That chemo is sure working! She's interested in eating, too, and her diet this morning consisted of the following:
- half a can of Sprite (lemon pop)
- a Keebler Jumbo Fudge Stick
- sips of a Capri Sun Roarin' Water
- a marshmallow PEEP
Ethan's heading back midday today - he had strep, which oddly coincided with the opening of spring turkey season. Hmmm... Lily is sick, too, and we think she may have been the culprit that passed the strep along to Ethan. Please continue to pray for health, strength, and good news for our family... I think the prayers are working!