Sunday, July 3, 2011
3rd Day's a Charm
Reya did great through both rounds of chemo without any issues. PRAISE GOD! I prayed for a better evening and last night was very restful and uneventful. She definitely needed platelets. Her count was less than 5k. In the last week or so she's been losing them at much more rapid pace. The timing of the transplant is very apropos.
Quentin has not been feeling his best, Makinley is getting over her infection and Jalen is trailing along with a inconsistent cough. They are all banned from the floor, but have been sending video messages to Reya which she has enjoyed very much. I'm thankful for help today that allowed me to go home for awhile and see those other little people and give Quentin a break to rest. Kinley decided she needed to take a nap as soon as I arrived, so Jalen and I went to the pool. It was great to have some time alone with him and for him to enjoy a 'regular' summer activity. We had a lot of fun.
I believe Reya's body is becoming more acclimated to the chemo and meds. When it is given at the minimal rate she hasn't had any of the problems we experienced yesterday. The Steroids have her eating everything in sight at times and then the chemo has her barely wanting to eat a thing. So we just accept whatever she decides to do as far as nutrition. You want three packs of cheese and crackers, gogurt and a milkshake, go for it. Her cycle of Benadryl had the reverse 'desired' affect. She was talking a mile a minute and bouncing off every wall in the room earlier today. The medication she's taking to assist with eliminating excess fluid seems to be working. I'm going to see if I can have a line put in with some of that and eliminate a few lbs. while I sit here.
Mireya misses Daddy and her brother and sisters. She's been a bit teary tonight because she wants to go home and be with them. Hopefully everyone will be better in the next day or so and able to come back up here. We are three days away from the transplant procedure for both Jalen and Mireya. We are thanking God for a successful procedure and that Mireya's body will accept the marrow and it will settle in her body and function as it needs to so that she can be well. That sounds so simple and that is it in a nutshell with a few variables, but everything from that point has to occur without issue or added illness for complete success. So please continue to stand with us in prayer over this procedure and all the processes involved.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.