7:03 pm: Quick update before we leave the hospital for the night. I am unable to post from the house yet as our wifi is not hooked up.
Today was a busy day for Phoebe. She had a night of decent sleep without terrible tummy pain for the first time in several days and that was nice. Her tummy girth has measured smaller today so I’m hoping this is a trend that continues.
Today she had her ECG test and hearing test to get a baseline for her chemotherapy so they can check those levels as she goes through her treatment. Tomorrow she will have surgery to place her port in her chest. Please pray she does well with the anesthesia and that the surgery goes well.
On Monday she will have another test called a Sisternogram to put dye into her spinal fluid and make sure that it travels to her brain and back again so that they know for certain that the chemo medicines will travel to the correct areas.
They are still watching her fever and have added Tylenol as an every four hour part of her work up so that we can stay on top of it. The 24th is still the tentative start date for chemotherapy providing that the Oncologist is pleased with her sodium situation and the fever is at least controlled. He is not opposed to waiting a few more days if that is not the case.
Mom is here tonight to stay with Miss Phoebe and Nathan and I will stay together with the boys for the first time in our new rent house. Praying tonight that Phoebe does well tomorrow in surgery. Today was a good day. Thank you all for continuing on the journey with us.