Monday, February 20, 2006
Feb. 20, 2006
With Erica now out of the hospital gown and into comfortable PJs (thanks Bess, Jill & Christine!), it seems that she is more eager to get out of bed and try to walk or sit in a chair. Her energy level varies as the day goes along but her appetite still seems to be going strong. Oddly though, she is drastically dropping weight. Each day is fairly similar with 95% laying in bed, trips of rolling her IV to the restroom, and an occasional round the floor. Her day is filled with visitors at all times and instead of being lonely, we have to request people to leave so she can rest! Mobility is so great and allows her to have a bit of freedom.. just a bit..
Two nights ago, we received our first noise complaint! :) With a room full of friends, we played Trivial Pursuit, ate Chinese take-out, and sang our fabulous rendition of Gin & Juice. (Congratulations to Uma and JASON for winning!) Last night was much more low key with a ladies movie night since she was rather rundown from staying up late the night before and, naturally, the chemotherapy.
This morning, we sat in chairs and played cards for about an hour before she had to rest again. While I left to go apartment hunting, she spent the last afternoon with Uma, Marie, and Jamie before they had to leave for California. Then after her visit with Kent, we went for a record-breaking three laps around the floor! Such a workout has left her resting in bed once again...
For now, things are stable: she is working on rebuilding her healthy WBC and normalize her vitals. She still receives two (horribly painful!) LPs each week, chemo, and lots of different fluids via IV. So far, I'm losing more hair each day than she is! So after each shower, I blow dry and curl her hair... it's so gorgeous!
Thanks again for the continuous flow of cards and well wishes! Martinez/Munoz: the cookie telegram is sooooooooooooo adorable and Erica just loved the creative gift!
posted by Erica at 3:14 PM