2007-12-09

Day 27 and Day 28 - Delayed Intensification

Yesterday morning was the first time Bianca and Caitlyn saw each other since Bianca was admitted earlier in the week. Bianca's whole face lit up when she saw Caitlyn, she was just so excited.


Recently Bianca started asking if we could please take her fishing and so much so that Terence managed to make her some sort of "fishing rod" with a little magnet attached to it so that she can "catch" things around the house. Sally from The Child Cancer Foundation gave us the number for the Wellington Flyfishers Club. And this afternoon they had an open day at the Capital Trout Centre. So we all went straight after her antibiotics at 13;30.

Got there, and Bianca got a fishing license allowing her to catch 1 fish. She was quite fascinated (but unfortunately not 100% herself at the moment) and after a short while and with a little help managed to catch a fish. She wanted to take it back to the hospital, but of course, no can do, so we released it back into the water.

Afterwards we had a little bit of time left before Bianca was due back at the hospital so we took the kids to a park in the city. Bianca really really enjoyed it and it almost felt a little normal - of course until Bianca took off her hat and she was the only kid there with no hair. Caitlyn had lots and lots of fun playing in the sand.

Then it was back to the hospital for antibiotics and then a blood transfusion which will take 4 hours tonight.

Will find out tomorrow if chemo is happening.

Medicines on Saturday and on Sunday:
  • Tazocin (through IV)
  • Gentamicin (through IV)
  • Omeprazole - 1 capsule a day
  • Fluconozole - 10 ml at night
  • Metronidazole (through IV)
  • Erythromycin (oral antibiotic)

1 comment:

lindai said...

what fun! it is snowy here right now. Your swinging pictures made me really want spring! too bad I have 4 more months until spring!

hope Bianca is doing good today!