Thursday, July 9, 2009

Finishing up the Doxy

Summer is almost through with her chemo for this week. We will get out in a few hours. I know it will be good to be home again since we haven't been there much in the past week between Florida and chemo. Next week we come back for a push of Vincristine in the clinic. Same the next week. It seems her body is adjusting to the chemo since she has not been sick at all so far this cycle and is still eating (although not as much). I weighed her this morning and she is still holding at 33.2 lb. That is great seeing as she usually goes down some before we go home. I wonder what the weekend will hold. We have two birthday parties ahead of us so I am hoping for more of the same feeling good little girl we have had all week.

Yesterday, she played and played and played. I thought she was going to take a nap around noon (and boy was I ready!), but that was just a tease. As soon as we got in the bed, she wanted to hide from Memaw who wasn't due for another two hours. :) Then we told each other silly stories, all starting with "Once upon a time." It was fun. She really wanted to go to the rooftop garden all day, but she is confined to the room while chemo is pumping so she was denied that priviledge. Around 8:00, I was ready for bed, but she was not done playing yet. She was acting silly and jumping on the bed, climbing on me, and just being a pure joy to be around. Maybe if it got dark before 9:30, we would've been able to go to sleep then. As long as it is daylight though, it is not time for bed in her mind. LOL

She is such a sweet girl. Last night when she got up to pee, she said the sweetest things like: "Mommy, I love you so much." Of course, I can't remember anything else, but she is a sweet heart. Oh yeah, when I asked her if she needed to pee she said, "Yes ma'am." Then she said, "Mommy, is that polite?" I am really hoping she keeps these manners she has learned up through her teen years. I guess as long as we are consistent in what we expect along the way, she will turn out just fine. I learned with my stepdaughter that wishy-washy parenting does nothing in terms of gaining respect from your child. A lot of kids these day are growing up without respect for anyone, let alone their parents. Sad, sad, sad.

I wanted to take a minute to ask everyone to pray for a family from our clinic that is truly battling for their son's life. Hospice was called in this week and I can only imagine what they are going through right now. Here is a link to his page: Jayden's Page. Please lift them all up in prayer.

7 comments:

Susie said...

That is so wonderful to hear about Summer doing great with this Chemo session. Prayers are going out for her continued feeling beter over the weekend. She really does sound like a joy to be around. Doesn't it just melt your heart when they tell you they love you.

Stephanie said...

Great to hear she's doing well! HOpe you guys have a great weekend and she continues to eat and gain weight :)

the mol said...

I'm glad that she is reacting less to the chemo. I am SO jealous of the rooftop garden!

You definitely get nowhere with wishy-washy parenting, as you put it. No matter what your style is, you have to let your children know what you expect. We have never done "time out" or given spankings but we are still very clear with what is expected of our son. Now our sons...but the little one can't make too much trouble.

Bridgett said...

Wow..she's doing so well!!! This is such good news!

I'm off to check out Jayden's page now.

XOXO

Slapinions said...

I'll definitely say a prayer for that family tonight. It's nice of you to think of them.

Stephycce said...

Aww she's so sweet!!
Stephy

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

So glad she is doing well. The energy can only be good for her, in spirit and exercise.

Jayden's family has my thoughts...