2007-11-16

Day 5 - Delayed Intensification

Today Bianca went for her third injection. We only managed to put the ice for a short time on her legs, but then she complained that it was too cold and insisted I take the ice away. Of course she screamed and I must admit it is not getting any easier to watch her go through. Bianca is really good and does not fight back, she just sits there and scream. Then when we went back to the room, she slept for most of the waiting period. The nice thing though is that it makes the waiting period easier.


The next one will be on Sunday and that will be Terence's turn and I will stay home with Caitlyn.
The appetite started kicking in and Bianca keeps asking for things to eat. At the moment she wants KFC and calls it Bone Chicken and then she wants picnics so we have to put stuff out on plates for her as if it is a picnic. We expected the bigger appetite and we are expecting that she will be picking up weight. It is one of the side effects of dexamethasone.

Bianca has a toy that is almost like a plastic suitcase. The lid fell off, but on the inside there is a little button in the shape of a star that when you turn it it plays music. Caitlyn loves this toy and she loves turning the music on. Somehow she figured out how it worked. This morning she turned it on and Sanna wanted to see what she would do, so she turned it off, Caitlyn immediately turned it back on and so it carried on. Sanna turned it off, Caitlyn turned it on and each time Caitlyn would look at Sanna almost as if asking "what do you think you are doing?"


We managed to catch a bit of a video clip of it. We thought it was so funny.


video

Medicines today:
  • Dexamethasone - 3.5 tablets in the morning, 4 tablets at night
  • Fluconozole - 10 ml at night
  • Erwinia - chemo injected into both legs at the same time (ouch!!!)

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