Friday, May 1, 2009

Rest

We are home for a couple of days to rest before we continue two more days of chemo. It's been a crazy couple of days for us since Tuesday. Natalie started chemo at 11pm on Tuesday and ended 11 am on Thursday. She didn't eat or drink anything for two days once the medicine started. It was a little scary to see her go from energetic and bubbly to being lethargic. She just wanted to sleep all the time and didn't really want to talk.

She got her shot at 5 pm last night and did really well with it. We definitely have to give a star to Nurse Jane who gave her the shot. She was so quick and good. She was so fast that Natalie did't even have a chance to feel the shot and cry. We numbed her thigh area right before with some ice.

We got home at 7:30 pm and Natalie started having an appetite again at 8:30 pm. It's strange how a change in environment turns her around. She wanted waffles with pure maple syrup for dinner and a glass of milk. Sean and her watched a Pokemon movie together. He was making her smile and laugh by acting out the various scenes in the movie. Nobody lifts up her spirits as much as Sean does. He is good medicine for her and for us. He is pure joy and sunshine.

Natalie woke up happy this morning. She ate a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with milk. We are hoping that she continues to eat and get some good rest before we go back to the hospital on Tuesday to repeat what we just did this past week.

3 comments:

Jessica Rose said...

Hi friends! So glad to hear that you're all home and that Natalie did really well with her shot! We are praying for you guys all the time! Love you all!! : )
Love,
The Crose Family <3

Anonymous said...

Hi!
It's always wonderful to hear about the ways that Natalie & Sean are together, as well as you all being at home. So glad you can have the whole weekend together!
Much love,
the Kims

Gina said...

Hi guys!
So glad that you have a weekend at home. Rest up, and we'll be praying for her (and you guys too) on this last round.

Love,
The Kiyuna's