sorry for the lack of posts. the past two weeks have been nuts to say the least. my last post i mentioned that my sister would be getting a stem cell transplant. we knew prior to the transplant that there could be complications and it would not be easy on her. the day after her transplant she was diagnosed with an intestinal infection. we were all very scared. she had no immune system to fight an infection. her white blood cell count was 0. for over a week she has been fighting the infection with antibiotics alone. she has also developed a severe case of mouth/throat ulcers – a common side effect of the chemo. typical treatment consist of chewing/swallowing a sandy like medicine, but due to the intestinal infection she has not been able to eat and therefore no medicine. the ulcers are said to be very painful and she has been given a morphine pump to help with the pain.
i am thankful for my husband who even when he did not feel 100%, stepped up and took care of the kids so i could rest. i am also thankful that he has been so helpful and patient throughout our house renovation. even when it means making a change that will cost us more money. thanks!
i am thankful that my nieces and my own two girls have been such troopers. every parenting book i’ve ever read has emphasized that kids need stability. their lives right now is anything but. we’ve tried to make things as normal as possible for them, but it is still nuts.