Maybe Going Home....
Ellie's chemo will be done in a couple of hours. One of the drugs is a continual 72 hour drip, and it will be done soon - hooray! I don't like sitting here watching the orange liquid drip into Ellie's body. There is a warning label on the ouside of the bag to let people know not to handle it without protection, as it causes blistering...and it's been dripping into Ellie's arteries for 72 hours! Ugh. Ok, I'm done complaining...just had to get that off my chest.
Overall, I'm pleased at how Ellie has come through this round. She had a good night last night...she didn't need anything extra for pain and nausea, but I have been able to see that the accumulation of the drugs is starting to get to her. There's a constant stomach ache that is very draining - even the steriod isn't giving her as much extra energy as it did before. They say that we will probably be able to go home today. I have mixed feelings about going home. It is always nice for Ellie to be able to relax in the comfort of her own home, but she also has to be able to drink enough water to keep from dehydrating...whereas in the hospital we can rely on the IV fluids. Still - there's no place like home. :-)
There's a verse from a card that one of you sent to us, that is my prayer for Ellie today: "...I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you..." Isaiah 46:4
We will keep you updated on any changes, as they happen. Maybe the next post will be from home! Thanks so much for your love and concern for our little girl. I don't think that she fully understands how many people are praying for her and love her, but we do...and we are forever grateful!