So, I guess these monthly chemos are going to be a bit less predictable than I had thought! Going into this one, I thought things would be a bit more intense but not too bad... I was very wrong.
Man, Abby has been pretty miserable this week. The chemo just wiped her out and then the steroid drug, decadron, just made her extra grumpy and crazy hungry again. This last week reminds me of some of the long times that she was on steroids like last year and this summer. So, I guess these monthly rounds won't be all the same. Oh well.
Here's the current state of the Schreibers... Tired. That pretty much says it. Abby's demands for food coupled with her insatiable appetite, especially for salty foods and carbs, has been quite exhausting. I just hope she doesn't try to raid the pantry tonight or I'll have to put the baby gate back up! She's actually feeling a bit better other than the hunger issue. All she wants to do though is watch the Disney Chip and Dale DVD over and over and over and over and over... Whew! I really need to get those songs out of my head.
Anyway, this morning was her last Decadron pill so she should be coming around here in the next couple days. She'll have couple days of withdraw symptoms and then things should be back to "normal" whatever that is. Actually, the Schreiber house "normal" has been pretty good so far and I'm looking forward to it again.
chip and dale, rescue rangers ch ch ch chip and dale! is that the song? i know that one...
thoughts and prayers to you for sleep, peace and comfort. keep going schreibers, you'll make it!
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