End of the Day...
Thought I'd post again today...after the initial nausea this morning, Ellie took a nap, then woke up and began EATING very well. She continued eating and had good energy all day. She even took one dose of her antibiotic without incident! The day has gone so much better than I expected. The nurse did say that one of these chemo drugs in partiuclar is pretty nasty, and can have a cumulative effect...so each day could get worse. I am thankful that today we didn't have to give her any anti-nausea medication (she received two just before the middle of the night chemo infusions began, and then no more) so that gives us somewhere to go should the nausea get unbearable over the next several days. For today I am thankful that Ellie has eaten well and kept everything down...that's one more day of not loosing weight! Thanks so much for praying - please pray that even when she doesn't feel well, that Ellie can at least get something down and not get into the downward spiral of vomitting and loosing weight. Thanks so much.
I talked to Ethan this evening and he sounds good. Stan and Pat said that he slept pretty well last night and has had a good day, so I'm happy. Mom came to the hospital today so I was able to get a two hour nap!! I feel so much better, but still tired. It will take a while to catch up from all of the missed sleep of late. John went home this morning and worked on our house. We're hoping to be able to go to our house after this trip to the hospital, so John's trying to work on it as much as possible, but still spend evenings with us at the hospital.
I hope you all are having a wonderful evening with those you love. If you have children, or are around children that you love, please pay special attention to their laughter...I think that there is no sweeter sound in the whole world! It's just something that I didn't give much thought to before, but now the sound makes me stop and smile in a way that I never used to. John has made it his goal to make Ellie laugh as often as possible, and I love that! He's so conscious of such things, and I love him for it.