Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A sleep filled day

She loves the carousel!!! It always brings a smile to her face.
This hat is so adorable, but she won't wear it....or any other one for that matter.
Today Summer did not react as well to the chemo. She asked for her blanket about 15 minutes into the Ifosfamide and then went to sleep. She woke up when the alarm on the IV machine went off. She tried to take her Zyrtec, but it made her throw up. She hasn't eat all day, but the doctor said she may not eat this week so I am not too worried. She has been sick a few times today, but the only thing in there to come up is stomach juices (as my best friend calls it - she is pregnant and has had a lot of nausea with this one). It is a really funky color of green/yellow. It almost glows and I think it might actually glow in the dark if there was no sun to light up the room. Anyways, she has been asleep most of the day, thumb in mouth.

My sister was up again today so I went home to try to clean house. I got it uncluttered before she called to tell me Summer was sick and wanting me. So, I put some clean clothes on and headed back to the hospital. No time for a shower today. But, at least my house is neater and I did get one of the bathrooms cleaned.

Summer's friend Willow visited her, but she slept most of the visit. Willow still had a good time playing with Summer's toys, but every time a hospital employee came in, she ran to her mommies side. What is it with kids being fearful of the staff? I guess they don't expect them to do anything fun with them.
Summer got some clown costumes from the Princess Alexa foundation a week or so ago. They sent her an awesome box filled with lots of clown accessories. She loved it! We had to paint her face at 6:45 a.m. one morning last week.
Here she is in the clown wig. I have a matching one too that I just so happened to get after Halloween last year.

She's awake so I'm off for more snuggling.

8 comments:

Susie said...

She is so cute in the hat. I'm sorry to hear that she is sick. Thinking about you all.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that she ate some popcorn and was even drinking...an improvement from earlier! I hope that she was able to keep it down. I am praying soooo hard for her, and you and Clint of course, as are many others. Love you guys!!!
OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Stephanie said...

Praying for the nausea to stop. I love that hat although she's adorable without it too!!!!!

Hope you guys have a restful night.

Bridgett said...

Poor baby girl. I hope she starts eating...if just bites here and there.

She looks adorable in her little pink hat and her clown costumes.

She's such a pretty little lady.

Sending big hugs your way.

XOOX

the mol said...

Great photos!

Yea, the neon stomach acid isn't fun at all. My son rarely refuses to eat, but then he's a freak of nature like my mother, who had Ifosphamide and Doxorubicin for 6 months and never threw up, and never really lost her appetite either, and drove herself to chemo.

We're in opposite situations right now--my boy showed up at the hospital feeling lousy and hopefully will leave feeling better; Summer showed up feeling well and is going to leave feeling lousy.

Isn't cancer ridiculous?

lmt1073 said...

great pics... she has such a beautiful smile!

Stephycce said...

Love the pics!!
Hoping she stops throwing up.
Stephy

Tiffany said...

Love the clown pics! She's beautiful.