Clara was up and around A LOT today! Her cousin Vivian came for a much needed play date and for a hospital bound 2 year old, it was a great distraction. As we said goodbye to our Saturday afternoon visitors she wanted to hop on the elevator with them. So sad. To distract her from pleading to go with them, we grabbed a shopping cart from the playroom and walked clear down to the butterfly hall. On the way back she stopped and said, "can't go mommy." I picked Clara and the shopping cart up and pushed the IV pole (which I've dubbed as my 6th child) back to our room. She knows her limits. Her blood counts started to climb back up today so she should start having more energy this week. . . just in time to knock them back down again when chemo starts on Friday. I'll have to make sure we spend as little time as possible in the room this week and maybe take her outside in the gardens for some fresh air if they'll let me. Her doctor is decreasing the morphine drip today and we will gradually transition to an oral pain med as needed. A big step. This will help to determine how well the cancer is responding to chemo.
Big, big thank you for all of the gifts, cards and pictures you have sent. Everything puts an instant smile on her face, mine too! Hospital life can get a little dull so thank you for brightening up our days here. We are grateful for each of your thoughts and prayers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
And in case you haven't seen the video of Clara singing "I am a Child of God" in two year old language here you go!