Blanket pulled up over her head. I don't blame her.
It was only a matter of time before we got the dreaded isolation sentence like so many others on the floor have gotten. Today it was Clara's turn to be quarantined in her room. C-Diff has made its' way to Clara's digestive tract and it really comes as no surprise. Most oncology kids get it. It explains the continual fevers and a slew of other symptoms. All of this on top of the mucositis. The blessing for the day is she felt well enough for 10 minutes this morning to take a quick spin around the floor in the wheel chair, and she felt well enough to eat two cheerios and take four or five licks of a popsicle. The rest of the day has been more fevers, nausea, sleeping and overall misery. As soon as her white blood cells start growing she will start healing. The cycle will continue. Bad days and good days. Those good days are cherished and not taken for granted. We HOPE that soon she will be back to cruising the halls or at least feeling like she should.
Just know that your prayers are helping her sleep and rest. They are also giving her brothers and sister as well as her parents comfort and stamina. I read something today that rejuvenated my will to continue pressing forward in faith:
We should never let hope be displaced by despair. The Apostle Paul wrote that we “should plow in hope” (1 Corinthians 9:10). The exercise of hope enriches our lives and helps us look forward to the future. -Steven E. Snow
There is so much heartache, disappointment, sorrow and pain in this mortal life. If we keep hope in our hearts and minds each day, it makes all the trials and challenges that much easier to bear We hope tomorrow will be better for Clara!