Day 18 - Delayed Intensification

Today was a better day. Bianca was actually interested to spend some time in the play area playing with play doh and she also wanted to play Candyland and Tumblin Monkeys. I think Tumblin Monkeys is still Bianca's favourite. That's now besides Ned's Head. She completed a 60 piece Winnie-the-Pooh puzzle.

She also had a massive appetite and pretty much finished the bacon and eggs she wanted for lunch.

They are still not too concerned about the possible urine infection and just keeping an eye on it. They are curious as to why she was still growing a "bug" on Wednesday after they gave antibiotics on Monday. So today took another sample and will get some more feedback tomorrow. In the meantime, another night in hospital.

Doctor Anne discussed Bianca's mood and mentioned that some children get quite depressed and sad with the chemo and steroids that she is on in this phase, so what she is going through is pretty normal given the circumstances. Doesn't make it easier though.

Terence didn't get much sleep last night as Bianca woke up twice in the night telling Terence "my tummy is finished sleeping". So it required some convincing to get her to "sleep" a bit longer. Terence always says that he does not mind sleeping at the hospital because he gets a full night sleep which we don't always have with Caitlyn. But last night not so lucky.

Sanna took Caitlyn out walking today and on the way met a lady who looked at Caitlyn and then asked Sanna "Aren't you a bit young to be a mom?" Sanna was listening to her iPod and said "pardon?", then the lady said "aren't you a bit young to be a mom, how old are you?" Sanna thought the lady was a bit rude and then answered "Fifteen" and then the lady said "so you were 14 when you gave birth to her!!!". Sanna just nodded and carried on walking. Sanna figured that since the lady didn't bother to get the facts and was pretty rude, she may as well go along with it and have a bit of fun...

Medicines today:
Dexamethasone - 3.5 tablets in the morning, 4 tablets at night
Co-trimoxazole - 6.25 ml in the morning, 6.25 ml at night
Fluconozole - 10 ml at night
Gentimycin - IV antibiotics

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