Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Praying and Waiting

Jalen and Mireya are doing well respectively.  The bandages on Jalen's legs have been removed.  He is very sore, but is making the necessary adjustments and getting around well. Mireya is at Day +4 since the transplant.  The Medical Team is pleased overall with where she is.  She has a pretty good case of the sniffles and the sneezies.  They are giving her a couple of antibiotics to eliminate any lurking or underlying infections, but nothing has shown up on her cultures.  Reya has also developed a few sores in her throat from the chemo and grudgingly takes her Nystatin.  She definitely liked taking it better when she could swish it around and spit it out.  Due to sores and the tenderness in her throat she now has to swish and swallow.  She says it tastes horrible, and Daddy concurs.  I'm going to trust him and his tastebuds on that one.

Reya is a little sluggish, it's evident that the chemo is really giving her a small run for the money, but she's still holding on and overall is in good spirits.  She has not been pleased with the hospital food.  She's requested a lot of her favorite things from 'home'.  A few days ago it was pancakes, last night it was spinach and her favorite cookies with frosting and sprinkles.  At 10pm she wanted a hot dog, but pulling that off in the middle of the night was a tall order.  So we opted for Chick-Fil-A.  The Unit has a pretty neat setup with the Chick-Fil-A.  The patients can get Chick-Fil-A brought up for lunch/dinner or if they happen to be hungry at 10:00 at night.  The nurse went down and picked up some freshly cooked Chick-Fil-A for Reya, but the few bites of chicken nuggets and fries, were no match for the two bowls of spinach and the two frosted cookies she chose to eat from home. 

Thank you for continuing to align your thoughts and prayers with ours.  We're praying and waiting.  Praying that Mireya's body is playing nice with Jalen's Wonder Boy Bolton's cells and in a few days we'll see evidence of this sweet reunion.  God is working it out and EVERYTHING is working together for our good. 

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