Monday, April 6, 2009

Spoke Too Early

The effects of the chemo started hitting Isabella a little harder yesterday. It looks like Saturday night's vomiting was the start of her nausea and not just a simple case of over-eating. Yesterday, although Isabella had a bit of an appetite, she would throw up whatever she ate a few minutes later. This goes for both solids and liquids, so we're going to have to find a way to keep her hydrated.

When she's not eating, Isabella's spirits are good. Yesterday, we participated in an Easter Egg Hunt at out church. Unfortunately, they served some cake which Isabella wanted right away, but then threw it right up. But after a few minutes, we walked back home and played outside for a while.

Today, Julianne is bringing Isabella into Hassenfeld to get her some IV fluids to get her hydrated, and we may need to do IV fluids at home if she can't hold anything down. Today will also be Isabella's final day of temodar for this cycle. She's had a tough time this time around with swallowing pills due to anxiety, which causes her to cry and choke. But after today, she won't have to take the temodar pills anymore. We also hope to be home for at least a few weeks before the start of the final chemo cycle.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates....prayers continue for Isabella and your family. Praying for Isabella's abiility to hold food and liquids down and for the cancer cells to be destoyed by the medicines and the power of prayer and love. God is grand! Have faith and lean on those who are here to support you.


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