October 28, 2009 Seven days of fevers and coughing. Seven days in the hospital. No idea when we are going home.
More fevers today… sporadic, but still there. She didn’t feel good at all today and I think she is starting to feel down as well. She has some neurapathy that has shown up in her right arm, which is hurting her when she moves it. I also think she is just plain tired from never getting a good night’s sleep here. She took a pretty good nap today, but even those are interrupted. She is on 3 antibiotics, which probably are taking their toll as well. I’m at home and just got a text from John saying she has been asleep since a little after 6 pm today, so maybe she’ll feel better tomorrow. The doctor today said, “It will just take time” so I don’t have any idea how much longer it may be but I can tell you we are all ready for it to be over and for her to come home.
She has realized that Halloween is this weekend and knows she could miss it. I will be so mad if she has to be disappointed about yet another thing she has to miss. Don’t you remember how magical Halloween was when you were a kid? It just seems like a right, not a privilege, to trick-or-treat. This disease is vile in what it does to a child… physically, spiritually, emotionally. Yes, we will get through it, but it infuriates me sometimes that we have to, that she has to.
So, pray that a six-year-old little girl gets to exercise a right to trick-or-treat this weekend. Pray that cancer doesn’t win this one.