Acts 24:3 In every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude.
Today was fairly uneventful, and we are so grateful for that! Last night Lehr and I tagged off so that I could be home with the big kids and he could hang with Ruby. The two of them had a guest, played hard, and finally got to bed around 9PM. Lehr even said that she took her evening oral meds without too much fuss.
This morning Ruby showed Lehr how much she does NOT enjoy the oral doses of chemo, Zofran and something else (I think it's an antibiotic right now). Vitals have been good all day.....one change in blood pressure for a minute, but no real cause for concern. Lunch was a milkshake and spoonfuls of peanut butter. (Did I mention that Daddy was in charge?) After a nap, Maddux and I came to the hospital and Lehr and I switched out again.
While Maddux was here, she gave the nurse (one that Lehr and I both like a lot) a thank you card and a bag of candy to share with the others. She also got additional beads for the Beads of Courage that she and I started for Ruby earlier today. Love that girl (even when she frustrates me to no end).
Eating has been a challenge, which we expected since patients often lose their appetite while on chemo. I have stocked up on the pureed veggie squeeze foods to start each meal with, just to make sure she's getting good vitamins. We can usually rely on some yogurt or crackers at each meal, but that's not going to keep her healthy through this, so baby food it is!
The oral meds are a problem..... I HATE how sad/mad she gets when it's time to take them. We seriously have to lie her back and hold her down; not fun! The good news is, tomorrow she has two more doses of the oral chemo and then she's done for this treatment. Oh yeah, and her last bag of chemo for this treatment was hung at 5PM so tonight is the LAST night she will have to sleep hooked up to all of that stuff!! I know she will likely need a line for fluids at some point(s) during the rest of her stay, but it will not be a 24/7 bag and it will only be ONE line instead of the three tubes she has now.