Another great week so far. I went back to work for a full tour last week. Work is a bit of an escape but it brings some mixed emotions. I hate leaving Kris to handle all the logistics by herself like being with G when the nurses come to draw her blood. She really is not a big fan of it and it takes quite a bit of convincing to make it happen. It is also tough leaving the girls, I spend a lot of time watching my phone, worrying, of course.
G has been enjoying the sunshine and her friends. Our first big sunny day, we overdid it a bit and I think she suffered a little that night because of it. She kept waking up saying that her bones hurt. Needless to say, we have throttled her back since then. Gabriella is a big movie fan so it does not take too much to get her to come in and hang out. It is pretty much against every thing I am about to pull my kid away from playing outside with her friends on a beautiful sunny day and sit her in front of the TV. Damn. This is going to be a long summer.
G has been getting pretty cold lately since her hair fell out. A couple days ago, G and I got up in the morning and it was cold in the house. I started the fireplace and she crawled up on the hearth and curled up under a blanket. Her sister crawled up with her, it was quite a Kodak moment. Luckily I had a camera handy.
Gabriella goes back to the hospital Wednesday for her overnight. We go to El Camino Hospital instead of Packard. They say that it is a pretty mellow place and a bit easier to deal with, especially since Packard has a bunch of construction going on. We'll see how it goes.
Thanks again to everyone for the incredible support, meals, donations etc. We couldn't do it without you.