Hi all – Sally and I shared the pullout chair bed last night, I just remember waking up at some point and having the arm of the chair digging into my back, my side sore, and a little girl shoved up against me. Have to say, there was nothing sweeter than waking up later on and seeing these two little eyes inches away peering at me, apparently watching me sleep. I just adore my little girl, the pains in the night are worth it and more if it means her getting better.
I actually had to call the nurse for her blood counts, which turned out to be a good sign as they didn’t have to wake her to do a platelet transfusion for the first time in 4 days. Sally’s platelets essentially doubled to 19 and showed real growth. That was the good news. On the other hand her WBC remained at .1, still no growth there. Doctors again assured us that this is normal, and we just have to wait til her body resumes making these vital cells again.
Other than that, it was an uneventful day according to Nicole. Sally continued to receive her chemo, although the ones that don’t affect cell counts. She stayed up last night and baked a birthday cake for one of Sally’s favorite nurses, a pretty impressive thing as you can see in the pictures at the bottom. You can also see that yellow was apparently the color of the day for the Kabel girls. I was not so sunny today, there’s good days and bad days and today was one of those days I felt overwhelmed and frustrated. Probably a combination of the ups and downs of the weekend, knowing I wouldn’t see Sally or Nicole for almost 2 days, and obviously a lack of sleep. A good night’s sleep and getting to spend some quality time with the boys tonight will let me attack the day tomorrow.
Nicole and I want to thank everybody for their support – whether its comments on this board or Sally’s Facebook page, sending things to the boys to keep them distracted, watching and making them feel loved when we can’t be here, doing our shopping, or Aunt Sabina doing our laundry and giving us rides back and forth to the city. As this hospital stay goes into its 6th day of what could be a couple more days, it starts to take a toll on all of us and your support is helping us get through it.
For now, its just a waiting game…c’mon WBCs!
Please keep Sally in your prayers.