Friday, February 17, 2006
Feb. 17, 2006
The past two days has it's ups and downs, a pattern we are learning very quickly. Two days ago we were able to get Erica up and she walked around the nurses' station as well as a lap around the floor. Granted, it was while she was all garbed up in a mask, gloves, and toting her IV machine!
Her afternoon then consisted of Jamie and Bess surprising her with wigs---as you may have seen on the previous blog---and friends gathering for a night of ordered-in Thai food. We played games and took her mind off everything for at least a little while. Her friends from Fletcher have been so outstanding and always supportive.
Yesterday was a bit more difficult with her LP, Lumbar Puncture, aka Spinal Tap. It was unsuccessful as the doctor was unable to hit the proper place & we are forced to repeat the procedure today under Fluoroscopy or an x-ray device. This tends to leave a sour note on our days...
Today is another lazy day of sleeping, between watching Season 2 of Arrested Development and the LP. Tonight Uma and Marie are coming in and Erica is thrilled to see them!! For now, just keep her in your thoughts and prayers as the chemo takes its toll on her energy and spirit.
She asked that I dictate a note to everyone, but for now, she's a bit tired. As soon as she's up for it, we'll get something more personal on here :)
posted by Erica at 8:19 AM