Saturday, October 03, 2015


Ecclesiastes 5:19  And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life - this is indeed a gift from God.

Another short blog hiatus, as we are home. I definitely stay away from the computer more when we are here; if you want to cure yourself of an email or  Facebook addiction, spend an extended time in the hospital where you rely on it for contact, and then leave said hospital and notice that you don't have to rely on it. Works like a charm!

Yesterday morning Ruby finished her last IV chemo for that stay just before breakfast. She didn't have much of an appetite, but she did have energy for running around the gardens. Somewhere around 10AM she got a little clingy. It seemed like she was not feeling too well because she just wanted to lie on my lap or shoulder and suck her thumb. (That's very unlike her in the middle of the day.) The doctor told us before we left that her chemo this time is 30x stronger than her first round. (To which Lehr responded, "That's fine because Ruby is 31x more awesome.")

Rounds confirmed that we would go home once Ruby had her shot and waited an hour post-shot 'watch' period. The doctors were not terribly concerned about low numbers while she's home this short time; when she returns and resumes this same chemo protocol, that's when we expect to see numbers drop drastically. That means that Ruby can go to Gigi's tomorrow and school on Tuesday.

Ruby's hair is's definitely starting to be noticeable to me. And this morning she woke up a bit fatigued and clingy. She had a blast at Gigi's, but she got tired before it was even time to leave, which is rare for her.
This round of chemo has a side affect of conjunctivitis, which means we do eye drops for Ruby every six hours, even for two full days after chemo. She does not love that, especially in the middle of the night, but it is SO much easier than the oral meds from last time, so I'll take it.

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