2008-02-24

Discharged again!

On Friday we had to move rooms again. It is not the easiest job because you don't realise how much stuff you have until they walk through the door announcing "we are moving you to another room". But luckily we can just "dump" most of the stuff on Bianca's bed each time. So we moved to one of the rooms with a bathroom.


Having fun playing:

We decided it would be best for Terence to stay at the hospital this weekend because he had to do some work and it would be easier than looking after Caitlyn as well. So after Caitlyn's nap and a quick lunch I set off with lunch for Terence and Bianca. Bianca ordered a "feast" so I made a variety of things almost like a picnic. I saw Bianca and Terence for all of 20 minutes. Bianca enjoyed her "feast" and Caitlyn loved exploring.

Terence started working and Caitlyn and I left. Last night I felt a bit down. It was horrible seeing Bianca and Terence for only 20 minutes, wishing we could spend more time together, not knowing when Bianca would be discharged. This past week Caitlyn and Bianca saw each other for 1 day and then 20 minutes yesterday. We try so hard not to separate them too much, but sometimes it is difficult.

Today Bianca was discharged. I was so excited when Terence phoned to tell me. And then of course we had to try and fit all our stuff in the car. But it didn't matter, we are all home tonight!

Bianca is off chemo for the time being and we have to be back on Wednesday for a checkup. Bianca still has the rash, but she is just on oral meds at the moment, and in the meantime, she won't be able to go to ballet and so on.

And then big news, I start work again on Tuesday. It is a 6 month contract position and I am quite excited. Of course I do have some "what ifs" in the back of my mind, the last time I took a job offer I really wanted, Bianca was in hospital 2 days later and of course I cannot help wondering if Bianca will be fine or if we will be in for more hospital stays. But I know it is just a matter of getting my confidence back.

But tonight we are just enjoying being a family together again.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Lea. That's great news. Please send some more info on the job. I am very excited for you.
Good luck for your 1st day - I know it will be a breeze for you.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

That's so great that you are all home! Good luck with the appointment on wednesday. And how exciting about the new job. I really hope it goes well.
Take care,
Bridget and Peter

LindaI said...

oh no! look at that little rash! Poor baby.

Congrats on the job!

We start intense treatment on Tuesday... holding my breath.