Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back "Home"

Clara was released from the PICU this afternoon and brought back to the pediatric oncology department that has been her home for most of the last four months. While it is nice to see her making progress towards healing from her surgery, it sure was nice to have the extra attention in the PICU. One nurse for every two patients is a luxury over there.

Clara started eating today, though she doesn't have much of an appetite. She also ventured out of bed for about an hour. Part of that was spent in the wagon, and part on the plasma scooter. She definitely hasn't lost her spunk.

We still don't know much about the mass that was removed from her abdomen. The surgeon said some of it was calcified, but we won't know until the pathology report comes back how much of the tumor was "dead" from Clara's chemotherapy treatments. For now we are just focusing on healing and keeping Clara comfortable. Hopefully we can take her home later this week for a while before her next hospitalization.

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Jenna said...

Of course she still has her spunk, she's Clara! I'm so happy to hear that she's doing so well after surgery. Hope you'll know more soon.

Cajsa said...

SO grateful for your updates.