Our hospital days are made up of lots of moments: silly, sad, happy, frustrating, sick, tired, funny and everything in between. Two year old tantrums while hooked up to IV chemo 24 hours a day take the terrible twos to a whole new level. I thought maybe she would get a "free pass" from the terrible twos, but I guess I should just be grateful she can have a fit, right?
Content happy moments are fleeting while in the hospital so I have to act fast and take a picture. This morning we had one of those moments before she launched into a 'get outta bed and go home' moment.
I really think this picture is a symbol of Clara's determination, hope and sweetness.
We had a quick video chat with the kids and Brian before they left for school this morning. Just before we were ready to disconnect, Chandler said, "Give me a hug, Clara!" And she grabbed the iPad and hugged it. Cutest thing ever! Moments like that drown out those 2 year old tantrums. I am grateful for those moments.
*Clara is almost 48 hours into the 72 hour chemo course of the SIXTH round of chemo she has had in the last 4 months. If she is eating and drinking enough to satisfy the doctor, she will be discharged on Friday. We have to stick around here since her counts will drop, and hope she can avoid the fierceness of mucositis and fevers that she had after round 4. On October 12th and 13th she will have the barrage of tests she had at the beginning to see if/where the cancer is still active. If there isn't any new growth she will be ready to head to Seattle for stem cell transplant. Lots of things on the horizon! Thank you again for your prayers and faith. The speedy recovery she had from surgery was a MIRACLE, and we know she will be blessed with more. He is a God of miracles and we know that.