We made our way to El Camino Hospital this morning for G's 2nd of 13 admissions and her three chemo medicines. The hospital is like a nice hotel; piano in the lobby, wonderful food, etc. and the nurses were awesome. Dr. Marina came to visit and talk with us about how G is doing. She is such an amazing doctor and is very supportive of the psychological aspects and family dynamics while patients are in treatment for cancer. I am really positive and hopeful!!
G and I are hanging out at El Camino Hospital watching Dolphin Tail and finishing dinner. G had her second round of her "big" chemo today. So far so good. G was really apprehensive about going back to the doctor to get her port accessed again. It is strange to hear a four year old ask "daddy, are they going to access my port today?". What a different world we live in than we did about a month ago.
We met with Gabriella's oncologist, Dr. Marina this morning. We are so happy she is our doctor. She answers all our questions openly and honestly. She told us today that Gabriella is really doing well. Her counts are recovering well and she thinks it will be a good idea to get her back to school for short periods of time to keep her happy. She made the point that we need to keep as much happiness in her life that we can. When you think about what has been taken from her and how much has been asked of her, we owe it to her to make life as fun and normal as possible.
Well, it is now about 8:30pm. G did very well this evening. She rode around on her IV pole, met some new friends, and played with some dogs that came in for pet therapy. Everything was going really well until she pounded a cup of milk and proceeded to puke all over both of us. Boy this room smells bad now. We gave her some Benadryl and she is sleeping well now. Apparently the chemo drugs kicked in to wuickly to get her stomach settled with meds. Bummer. Hopefully all will go well this evening. She will get some sleep and will be ready tomorrow to face another day. One step closer to cured.
|Watching "Cats" and waiting for the chemo meds.|
|G riding on her IV pole.|
|Eating her dinner!|
|Crafts at the hospital. Do you think she's enjoying herself?|