Phoebe had a good day with her Daddy and her Grammy is staying tonight. She received her last chemotherapy infusion today and is tired, but happy. We are all wary of her sleepiness of course, since that was the first indicator last time that something was going awry, but she is still very awake and interactive when she wakes up and that is a good sign.She is now receiving a special breathing treatment that forces air into her lungs in an effort to expand her lungs more. She has it twice a day and it isn’t her favorite. She is also sleeping tonight with a bi-pap machine in hopes that the extra help with breathing will help her rest enough to be stronger. No one is quite sure why her muscles are so weak, and one of the theories is that she is worn out from the very effort of breathing and trying to adequately oxygenate her body. We’ll see.
The difficult part of the chemo cycle is coming up and we appreciate all of your prayers. I praise God tonight that her sodium levels have been so beautiful in spite of all the extra fluids these past few days with her chemotherapy. Those perfect levels are a good indicator that she will get to come home with us at the beginning of next week if she is otherwise doing well!
I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday and resurrection weekend,