How enlightening it has been to watch the comments pile up regarding bachelorette! What a great experience this has been for me to "enjoy" the drama of going on a date with four guys at a time. Not my idea of fun, but it has indeed been a learning experience. Hint...my money is on Roberto!
OK now if I can get to the important stuff! Rachel has had a very good day ...both yesterday and today. Her stomach has been feeling better indicating the inflammation in her bowel has been going down and to confirm this she had another ultrasound today and they told us the inflammation is still there but it has gone down! As Rachel would say...woot! Woot!
The doctors advanced her to clear liquids today which now includes broths, jello, Popsicles, juices, etc. She had some chicken broth, Gatorade, Popsicle, quite a bit of water and is still feeling good about it and talking about much more interesting food for tomorrow! Her blood labs came back today as well with little blips in increasing bands and monocytes. Basically what this means is they think we are starting to see some increases in her white blood cells which will allow her to go home soon. Some of the doctors were even hinting at sometime this weekend. Not too sure what that will exactly mean but we are optimistic! We hate to get too excited even though things are looking so good because we know that even after getting to come home there is still significant risk for infection, fever, and other ailments that we are still going to have to watch very closely...this time without the help of such great nurses and doctors as we have had while here at Primary Childrens. Still something to celebrate!!! We also know that after coming home and getting to feel more like normal it will end, probably a week to ten days at home then back here to Primarys to start round two of chemo and the ups and downs associated with that. We just hope we are all better prepared for round two, three, etc.