We have to celebrate and share our two lovely days at home with you! First, we got to take part in the amazing show of selflessness and support for Esme at Westwood Elementary on Wednesday with “Boys Buzzing for Esme.” It was fun and silly and deeply touching. Bless those little men! Esme was also able to take part in another newspaper interview that same day with her winning Challenge stock market team. She was over the moon! And, there was time with family and friends and pets and snuggling in our own beds… Heaven! Ty and I even got a date with Maslin to give her a little special time of her own with both of us. My love cup is filled back up to begin the next admission!
So, here we are again. We had a long day in clinic yesterday. Poor Esme started to get sick after her port was accessed and had to have a little IV ativan. I really think part of that was the worry over the upcoming chemo – she really didn’t want to come this time… After the ativan, she wasn’t nauseated any more and relaxed to the point that she started dreaming of the national holiday “Esme Day” for when she is cancer-free and everyone celebrates! She designed and drew her outfit complete with several boot choices and a crown-like hat that shoots out bubbles, streamers, and confetti! Now THAT’S our girl!
We had to wait on patients being discharged to get a room, and finally got up to our room about 4pm. Ty and I are trying it a little differently this weekend. He came to clinic with us but went home to stay with Maslin after dragging our bags in for me. He is bringing Maslin down to see her sister on Sunday (in the cafeteria because she is too young to come up to the cancer floor during flu season), and we are trading places. He is going to stay with Esme while I take Maslin home with me. This gives sweet Mamo a breather and lets Maslin have some individual time with Mom and Dad.
Esme did great last night! Her Mamo and Opa brought her all the strange things she requested to nibble on and visited with her. Then at about8:40pm, she asked for the yellow wash basin. I just figured the vomiting was about to begin… But, instead, she simply placed it on her head and fell fast asleep. Funny little child! Aside from our every two hour bathroom trips because of the fast flowing IV fluids, she had a great night!
The same cannot be said for little Maslin… She was playing with some friends and got bitten on the cheek by our dear friends’ dog – a complete accident. Ty called me and asked where the neosporin was. Nice way to break it to me, dear! After my initial freak-out and an iPhone picture Dr. Mom evaluation, I sent them to my hospital for some tender, loving care from my awesome friend Josh Slatky who fixed her right up. Everything is going to be fine, but sometimes I want to wave my white flag and surrender…
This morning, Esme vomited after trying to take her zofran for nausea. Ironic! She has now had some IV zofran and is face timing her friend and playing Animal Jam. Here’s to a pleasant, uneventful day in captivity!