Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hanging In There

We are hanging in there and trying to get settled back into hospital life again. They put us in a really different room this time. It's pretty nice but has no view. Personally, I prefer having a small room with a nice view if given the choice. Natalie likes the room though because it feels like she is at a hotel.

I've been trying to keep an eye on Natalie because she doesn't seem to be as energetic as she normally is. Yesterday she felt some pain from the biopsy procedure they did on her. She had a very busy day filled with visitors and by the evening her back was hurting her. They gave her some morphine, which knocked her out for a couple of hours.

Today the pain went away, but she was complaining of a headache. I'm not sure if it's because she had a really busy time at home or that all the medication she is on is catching up with her. I'm just trying to make sure she gets some rest and not push too hard.

Natalie and I are sad that we haven't been able to see Sean and Grant as much as we normally get to when we have family here to help. We really miss them so we are looking forward to the weekend when they can come around more. Natalie is also looking forward to when her Ee Ee and Jason comes next Friday to stay at the hospital with her.

I am a little worried about Natalie, but hope that she feels better tomorrow. I think she is also a little bored and wanting to do something new. We've been making dolls and working on a collage. She also did a little scrapbooking. The hospital has all the scrapbooking supplies she needs to work on a scrapbook about her stay at the hospital. Hopefully when she feels better she'll get into it more.

Natalie and I have been praying together every night before she goes to bed for her to get through the last two treatments without any complications and fevers. I hate the feeling of not being able to be in control of our situation. I feel like even though she's done great the last 3 rounds, she could still get really sick because each round is different and so intense.

We'll keep you posted on how she does over this weekend.


Heather said...

Tammy, I just wanted you to know that we are still praying gor Natalie and your family. We love you!

Dinh said...

We're looking forward to seeing you too Natalie!!! less than a week left!

EE and Jason

Dinh said...

Jason also wanted to add: "I'm looking forward to neutrapeenic time!"

Rosemary said...

Keep up the good fight, Natalie! We miss you very much in Room 16. We'll keep the prayers going in full force!
Hugs and Kisses,
Rosemary and Richard Rios