As the end of Charlotte’s 2nd round of chemotherapy comes to an end tonight, we pray for peace. Charlotte hasn’t adapted to having doctors or nurses or even visitors in her room. She doesn’t want anyone to talk to her or touch her. She is so tired of change and being messed with, our poor girl.
The first 36 hours we had no vomiting! Praise the Lord!! She has been on Zofran to control it, but last night it wasn’t enough. They added Ativan and it has seemed to help. It makes her very sleepy so she rested well last night. Her appetite is pretty non existent at the moment, and I’m back to the place of letting her eat what she wants, as long as she eats. So far, I’ve had no luck!
Chemo started late Tuesday night, so we thought for sure we would be here until Saturday. Good news, we can go home as soon as it finishes tonight!! It will be late and we will have two grouchy kiddos, but waking in our own beds will be so worth it!!
This next break between treatments, isn’t much of a break at all. The transplant team will be monitoring Charlotte’s blood counts and as soon as they feel the time is right, we will be coming back to Portland for them to test her stem cell count. This is a test they can only do here. We will have to come in for testing every day until her count is high enough, and then they will start the extraction. We are hoping after they have finished, we will be able to spend a couple days at home before returning for her third round of chemotherapy.
Please pray for a quick recovery from this round. As time goes on, it’s going to take longer for her little body to prepare itself to be strong enough for the next round. Also pray for peace and time at home. There is a possibility that once her blood counts drop again, her fever will return and she will have to be admitted to the hospital at home. Pray for her strength and determination. There used to be days (before this) that her hard head drove me CRAZY! Today I’m grateful! This is what she needs to fight. Pray for her baby sister, although she is getting tons of attention, it’s from everyone else. I try to give her some time with just me, but it’s often hard to do.
And PLEASE continue to pray for a miracle, for complete healing!
Thank you for the continued support, it truly is a blessing.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put hope in your word. Psalm 119:114