Chemo round 5 is complete!
It is lunchtime and we are still in the hospital as I write this. Ellie finished chemo over 24 hours ago. We were set to go home this morning once all of her post-hydration was finished, but last night Ellie started throwing up. She had thrown up once the night before...on day three, which happened last time she had these drugs, but last night she threw up three times in a row. This morning as soon as Ellie got out of bed, she threw up again...and again a half hour later. So...here we sit. She's finally eating something and if she shows signs of keeping the nausea under control enough to keep some food and liquids down, then we will be on our way home. Despite all of that ickiness, I would have to say that I'm still pleased with how strong Ellie has been this round. I know that sounds like a contradiction, but overall her coloring has been better than usual and her spirits have been mostly up. The last two days she took long naps, and after waking up from one, she had a sleepy little smile on her face. John asked why she was smiling and she said "lots of things".
OK, here's the highlights of chemo round 5:
Snuggling to sleep last night:
We were able to go to an animal show here in the hospital this morning:
Petting a bunny:
Special guest, Niko (from Pocahontus) and Ellie: