Friday, July 1, 2011

One Down, Many More to Go

We begin chemo today in preparation for Mireya's transplant next week. I had a hard time going to sleep, my stomach was turning and I felt if I didn't go to sleep then somehow morning wouldn't come. Of course that train of thought yielded nothing other than me back at the hospital extremely tired.

We received a beautiful surprise when we arrived on the Unit this morning. Volunteers from Connor's Heroes came in prior to our arrival and decorated Mireya's room. It is pretty, pink and all things Princess. They filled it will tons of games, activities and things to enjoy during our stay here. The smile on her face said it all. They had individual gifts for Jalen and Makinley, and even threw in some things for 'Mom', a memory foam pillow, snacks, a cool insulated cup and some other goodies. We're so thankful to Connor's Heroes for doing all they could to make starting this process special for us.

In addition to the chemo, Mireya has received quite an array of medications to support and offset common issues associated with chemotherapy. Day One of treatment is complete and overall, she's had a really good day. The nursing staff has fallen in love with her sweet and gentle spirit. We pray the days ahead will also be favorable.

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