Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fevering the day away....

Summer has kept the fever all day. It got higher this afternoon up to 101.3, I think. The nurse just came in and it was 99.7 so that is good. She has been rubbing her eyes all day too so they gave her some Benadryl a couple of hours ago when they did her second dose of Cefepime (the anti-biotic). She is also on some Zophran for her vomiting although she has really only vomited once since we have been here. It can't hurt though! I am hoping she does not wake up at the crack of dawn, but she probably will since she went to bed shortly around 7:30 p.m.

We have had a pretty uneventful day. Spent half of the day in the clinic and the other half in our small (lol) room. We went for a little walk after my mom and Clint left this evening. Summer wanted to meet the "new" kid who also has kidney cancer, but he was in his room so I didn't want to knock. Don't want to scare the new people by being overly friendly. I did talk to his mom a little in the hall and they are still trying to diagnose his kind. He is two years old. It is sad because it is in both his kidneys so I guess that is why they haven't done surgery yet. It is so hard to see the new people come in, but it seems to happen all the time so I am getting used to it. Why, why, why do so many people have cancer these days???? I read somewhere today that 3400 people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. everyday. That is so scary. Oh well, only one left in my little family to go and that's me.

Enough unpleasantness. I guess I am going to get off here and try to sleep even though I am not sleepy. If that doesn't work, there is always Spider Solitaire.....


Stephanie said...

It's just not fair that cancer even exists!!!!

I'm thinking of you guys...hope she sleeps well tonight and maybe even late in the morning :)

Bridgett said...

Reasons for cancer...the food we eat (full of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics)...the air we breathe...the vaccinations our kids are required to have (full of mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc.).

That's why I think we have more cancer these days.

There is more of everything: diabetes, asthma, ADHD, autism, allergies,'s a sad state of affairs for sure.

Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow.


Stephycce said...

Your right it is scary!
Even worse with it being children.
Hope Summer starts feeling better.