Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Long Day

They forgot to mention that you might have to wait a REALLY long time to be admitted as in like almost 7 hours we sat in Limbo waiting for a room. If they would have mentioned this maybe at least once before we arrived today I wouldn't have gotten so aggravated, but sitting in a tiny room in a very uncomfortable chair was NOT much fun.

They had administered her 1st drug (Carboplatin) and are just putting in the 2nd drug (Etopocide). They treat them for nausea (Zofran) every 6 hours and stay on top of it, if they are feeling nauseous in between they can treat her with another anti-nausea med (Benadryl). So thankfully they keep her as comfy as possible. It is obviously too early to tell how this will effect her but since we were admitted to the room things started running smoother and we've seen quiet a few familiar faces to the last time we were here.

Mallory's hemoglobin is on the low end of the scale so they are guessing she will need a blood transfusion at some point to raise her numbers before we get home. Right now I am not getting my hopes up for being home on Friday, but as long as we can spend Christmas Morning as a family the rest can just be up in the air. Not planning on making any of the Christmas Parties this year, but if we do then great, if not ohhh well. We're not really in the Christmas Spirit this year anyways, it's hard to get into it when you've spent 1/2 of December admitted to the hospital.

I did however figure out why Mallory will NOT eat at home and thats because at the hospital they use the ready to feed bottles with the throw away nipples and she LOVES them. So they are giving us TONS to take home with us. She has been fighting me to eat since we got home from the last hospital stay.

We will see how tonight goes, at least if it doesn't go well my lovely sister is bringing me coffee in the morning!!


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