Friday, November 21, 2008

Yeah! Kristen is home from the hospital!!!

That means Thanksgiving with family!
Even amidst the storm of the past few months
We have much to be thankful for.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wow! Time flies when your having fun...NOT

 We were able to spend 10 days at home then we came back to the hospital. Kristen finished round 2 of Chemotherapy with what seemed to be "flying colors!" She had 8 days of intense chemotherapy. Now we are in the waiting process. Her blood counts all have to bottom out and when I say that I mean hit 0. Her nutrifil count hit 0 on Monday the 10th. She has had a couple of blood and platelet transfusions over the past 3 weeks. She hit a fever last Tuesday, which meant that she was started on high doses of anti-biotics. That is pretty much why we stay in the hospital after the treatments are done. Her blood counts fall to nothing and they tell me that a bacterial infection could take her in just a few hours. So she is here to be protected #1 from germs and #2 so if she gets a fever they can act fast. So we wait and wait and then we wait some more. There isn't a day that Kristen doesn't say at least 50 times, "I wanna go home...NOW!" The other night she started to cry, and she said that she missed Ryan and Ricky. You see Kristen hasn't had many visitors because her counts are so low that if you even think you might be sick or getting sick, then you can't come in. So I pretty much tell everyone not to come. So she starts to miss everyone. I think I will tell her brothers to at least come and wash their hands and put on a mask, then they can at least see her. She spent Halloween in the hospital. Kamie brought her a Hannah Montana wig to wear. She had to go in for a spinal tap, so we took her down stairs to the little surgery room wearing her wig. The doctors got a kick out it! They had trick-or-treating here in our unit, but her counts were too low so she couldn't leave her room, but she still got bags of candy. She is asking for a coke, so I gotta run...Say a little prayer for her.