Friday, January 2, 2009
So her temperature is down again. She needs to keep it down and show her numbers are rising "rapidly" before she can go home. She has sores in her mouth and is refusing to eat or drink. She won't even swallow her own saliva, instead letting it build up and drool out of her lips. They are giving her a low dose of morphine to fight the pain hoping she'll eat something. She did munch a few Fruit Loops tonight so hopefully they are on the right track.
We are settling in for the weekend and hope to go home sometime on monday. That of course is dependent on her temp staying down and her blood counts going up! Meanwhile, she will continue to whine, cry and throw things in her angry frustration. We will attempt to hide our own frustrations from her.