Tenley has proven that she is a strong force to be reckoned with! They warned us that by her 3rd or 4th day of chemo, she'd most likely loose her appetite and could get pretty grouchy.
Well, we are on day 6 and she's been eating (most) of the meals and snacking on plenty of goodies! Not to mention, smiling all the while! I haven't stopped praying thanking Heavenly Father for this wonderful blessing.
She basically get's to eat whatever she wants... so Halloween candy, you came at the perfect time. She loves....
loorna doone's - you know mom's just what I'm talking about, the best cookies at the hospital.
and of course... Diet Coke
The only out of the ordinary (but not really) moments I have noticed have been her tantrums. Now, I've seen this girl throw a tantrum before and they can be wicked... but this, this was I.N.S.A.N.E.
On Sunday when I had to change her diaper, her bracelets fell off.
...Whoa... that was it for her.
Like THAT. WAS. IT!!!!
15 minutes later I was sweating, she was sweating, and I think the nurses were sweating.
We're talking arching back, arms and legs flailing, and screaming galore! I finally got her to chill and the nurses decided to change up her benedryl to a different drug. Somtimes the benedryl has the opposite effect. I'm still not positive if it was caused by that, or the fact that she is 19 months old and is used to getting down and playing around to get all of her energy out.
It happened again -luckily with just me there- about 4 more times between Sunday and Monday. I called my mom crying the last time and said I hated seeing her react like this. She reminded me that it was actually a good thing... It shows just how hard she is willing to put up a fight. I'd rather have a tantrum throwing toddler over a lethargic one any day.
Other big news... She walked. By herself. She had not walked for a whole week.
It totally reminded me of Jacob Marley's Ghost from A Christmas Carol. Walking all wobbly with cords hanging down. She was determined though, and I've never felt more proud, it didn't even compare to the first time she walked 7 months ago.
She is becoming more and more used to the idea of having nurses come in and out, scanning her I.D. tag, giving her leg a "hug" with the blood pressure monitor, and checking all the other necessities.
It's been fun getting to know the nurses. They are all our favorite. Robbie told the administrator that as soon as we've decided so and so is our favorite nurse, we get a new amazing one and change our minds. They really have the best ones there. I'm sure Tenley will become one of their favorite's too ;) She is pretty irresistible.
I am dying to post some pictures, but I didn't bring my camera cord... so once I get it figured out, I will have a big post of overload pics! There are some dang cute ones.
I can't believe Christmas is around the corner. I have a feeling we will be stuck in the hospital, but we will deck the halls there and celebrate life as it continues on like it always does.
So life of week two - WE ARE READY FOR YOU!!!!