Recovering at Home
Desperately wanting to return to school myself, taking Shayla into her classroom and then having to turn around and drive right back home to stay with Christi today was very hard. I’m hopeful we’ll all three be going back there tomorrow. Today Christi reported that all of her mouth sores are healed, except for one. Cuddling the entire night with little Buckeye (See last night's picture above), she finally woke up at 10 AM and started eating non-stop until 2:30 PM when I finally heard, “I actually think my belly is full now.” Today, the first in a long time, was a day completely free of narcotics for pain. Thanks prayer warriors! Her only problem is that it hurts to go to the bathroom. Daddy bought a prescription after work and hopefully that will help.
She spent the day doing art, reading, playing on the computer and cuddling with Buckeye. At one point she melted my heart by saying, “I like spending the whole day with just you.” While I still find it quite difficult to look at her little bald head, trimmed with peach fuzz, it will make watching for “lumpity bumpities” much easier. By the grace of God, I can report that her head is currently smooth and “lumpity bumpity” free! I’m anxious to get going on the next round of chemo (next week) so that she hopefully stays bump free (and headache free)for a while. The biggest misery, causing many tears, will be when “Nurse Daddy” gives tonight’s shot.