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Monday, August 30, 2010

Day Six-Speaking A New Languge

Ella did great today. She went into the kids play area and did crafts. She also took a bath which was the first time in 5 days. She had to get two shots that went into the muscle of both her thighs. We kept her very distracted and they put a numbing cream on her thighs before they did it. Ella now hates band aids, at least when they are coming off.
Ella's counts were good today. Her reds were up and her platelets were good.
Steve and I are learning a new language- Cancer. We know almost all the acronyms for all the tests, meds and doctors. It does help that Steve and I learned a lot though a friends experience earlier this year, one of my best friends. She was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in August of last year. I can't believe it has been a year already.
Tomorrow morning Ella gets a Port inserted into her chest. This will allow the Dr.'s to access it for chemo every week. Ella will get chemo every week for the next 4 weeks. How she responds after the first 4 weeks will determine how often she goes for the next 8 weeks after that.
Today was a pretty good day.

1 comment:

  1. Van Gheems you are truly troopers :)

    I know you already know this but you all are continuously on our mind and in our prayers. Scripture is how we get through difficult times and as I was thinking about you today, this came to me: Call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

    And most of the time we do not know. Though we cannot comprehend your pain, we pray and ask our Lord to provide in these moments of need.

    Please do not hesitate to call day or night if you need who will just listen...or even just for Ice cream :) Les amamos VanGheems...

    ~ the Ramirez'