Saturday, April 01, 2006
April 1, 2006
Erica and I are sitting here trying to think of something funny to joke about her Leukemia for April Fool's Day, but nothing seems appropriate or really all that funny... and our humor is pretty embrasive! Feel free to try on your own...
As for an update after her last LPs, she is doing FABULOUS!!! Not only did her amazing doc make it quick and as painless as possible, but she did not have any neck or back pain afterward. Her nurse took great care to prevent any unnecessary dehydriation by giving her two liters of fluids after her spinal tap. She is up and moving and even came to the dog park with me and Lola this morning!
Today, since the weather does not appear to be as nice as it has been the last few days, we are planning on going to a museum. Naturally, Erica will be in a wheelchair, but to be out of the house at all is special.
As always, we have a train of visitors coming this week: Luke arrived yesterday, Anita arrives tomorrow, and Bess is coming on Wednesday! I will be visiting Jon this week in Oregon which has left me feeling a strange twinge of seperation anxiety! Just trying to teach my mom the routine has reminded me of how many details there are to remember... flushing her PICC line (IV), explaining which pills to take at which time, describing which med helps alleviate which symptom, covering her PICC before a shower, etc. etc... yes, I know, my mom is beyond competent and I'm simply panicking on my own!
posted by Erica at 9:12 AM