Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hard times

I guess the doctors said some of this would happen, but it doesn't make it any easier when it does happens. Lisa is having a hard time even keeping water down and they are feeding her some milky white stuff and some yellow stuff through an IV. They give it to her 12 hours on and 12 hours off. I am sure it is full of nutrition and calories. They also have her hooked up to a Morphine pump that drips the drug 24 hrs. and she can also push a button to get an extra shot when she needs it. The sores are very painful, she has about 1/2 doz. in her throat, a few on her tongue and the roof of her mouth and now she has some on her cheeks and the side of her mouth. They are about the size of a dime. There have been 7 different doctors in her room today checking on Lisa trying to figure out how to help her. Her blood count is way down. 1500 would be normal for a patient on chemo and Lisa's is at 40 right now. They are talking about giving her a blood transfusion tomorrow if the counts don't improve. They also can not start the next session of chemo if her counts are so low. Lisa is very weak and can only whisper. They really do not know if she will be home in the next few days like they were hoping. When Gail asked the doctor if he thought she would be able to go home before the next session he just kind of smiled and shrugged. Her fever has dropped from 101 to 99.7, so that is an improvement.

I text Gail around 2:00 to say that Connor passed his permit test and she said that brought a big smile to Lisa's face and she said she was proud of her buddy. After that Gail said she has been able to sit up some and a teacher came into her room and is going to work on an art project with Lisa. So don't know if Connor getting his permit had this effect on Lisa and made her smile, if so that is good cuz it makes me sorta want to cry!!!! (just kidding).


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