1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Just before dinner last night, a dentist came in to see Ruby. Since many of the kids that are on the AFLAC unit spend significant time here, there is a dentist onsite that comes and checks in with the patients, and you can even keep them as your regular dentist when you leave. Very cool. Ruby got a clean bill of health; her teeth look great thanks to at least 15 minutes of her brushing with her electric toothbrush every morning and night :)
Last night was uneventful. Everyone came to the hospital for dinner and then a Songs for Kids concert downstairs. Grandma Cathie stayed the night with Ruby and they both did a great job with their night time meds. Ruby is getting better with the oral meds; she fusses less (even though she spits like a camel), but it's still not my preferred pastime. The good news is that her bloodwork shows that she is getting enough in each time to do the job.
Rounds today were similar to yesterday. Ruby's ANC was lower than yesterday, dipping back into the 2-digit area, but the team was not discouraged. They say that her numbers could boost up to 400 tomorrow easily, and once we have a 3-digit trend, she will be well on her way to 1000. They are still hoping to release her this weekend. It's weird to talk about home care nurses and whatnot...it feels like forever since Ruby has been home!
So so so excited for her return, and because her return will be short, I am trying to fit as much 'normal' into that time as possible. The biggest 'wa-wa' is that Ruby's home time coincides with our school's fall break. That means Ruby will possibly miss any chance to see her classmates. (She *may* have a chance to attend once the day before she goes back in.) But outside of that, she will have some therapy sessions, some playground time, and as much not-hooked-up-to-tubes-and-a-pole as she can stand!