Monday, March 21, 2011
She even had a fun evening with Papa and Nana. They went for a ride in the red wagon, and enjoyed some time outside! I am so grateful to have "Papa" and "Nana" so close. They watched the girls tonight so I could join my Monday night Bible study group. I haven't been able to go for the past 2 weeks, and I really missed the time with my friends!!
We don't have to go back to the Dr. until Friday. We go to Duke every Friday for labs and chemo. We have a few more weeks before they will do another CT to see how things are progressing. We pray for good results!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
She is adapting to her new room well. We had to hang room darkening curtains in her room to block the outside light. Our new neighborhood is a lot brighter at night! We are struggling with transitioning her to table foods. She doesn't seem to want to eat anything with texture. We have been struggling with this for a while now. She will eat pureed baby food, but nothing with 'chunks'. We met with a nutritionist last Friday. We were advised to have her start drinking pediasure each day. ... we were told not to stress over the table food issue now... just to get through the treatments first.
She is doing well overall, though. She continues to be a very happy little baby girl! We are truly blessed, and we continue to pray for healing and happiness for Piper!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I pray that Piper will be feeling well through the rest of the week and the weekend. She has been doing well this week so far. I have learned that when God hears you making "plans", he chuckles. ... so let's pray that he will help these plans to go as smooth as possible. We are fortunate enough to have some awesome helpers for moving day! ... and we'll have grandparents to help move, unpack, clean, and entertain the little ones!!
Hmmmmm...... what will we do on Monday? ;-)
Monday, March 7, 2011
We were released on Saturday afternoon. Piper seemed to be doing quite well. Last night she started acting like her tummy might be upset and this morning she has thrown up twice. We have an appt tomorrow morning at the clinic for labs. We also have another appt on Thursday morning.
We are scheduled to close on our new house on Friday, so we are trying to finish packing the house to move this weekend. I hope our family can handle all of this stress. We will have help, so we are not doing it alone.
Please pray for our family this week. I know He is listening. Thank you!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Today was a very full day for Piper. This morning the CT scan went well. They had to sedate her, so it was a bit tough for Mommy and Daddy to watch. We stayed until she was sedated, and then we went and grabbed a late breakfast at the bagel shop in the hospital. When we returned Piper was still a little groggy, but doing a lot better.
This afternoon Piper had surgery so they could place a port in her chest. This will make it easier on her when they're drawing blood, administering chemo or giving her contrast for CT scans. She did very well with the anaesthesia and the surgery. The staff here at Duke is awesome!
Papa Bell and big sister Emma came to visit this afternoon. Piper was not really quite herself yet, but we still enjoyed their visit. Now Piper is resting quietly, and I am hoping that we can both get some sleep tonight.
Tomorrow ... round 1 of chemo .... and possibly going home!