It was a bad day today. Delaney had the worst nausea and vomiting out of all the rounds of chemotherapy so far. She also has diarrhea, a side effect of Thiotepa the chemotherapy drug she received. Delaney vomited 5 times before 1pm. She could not keep anything down, from anti-nausea meds, to liquid and formula. It was very discouraging and painful for Mommy and Daddy. This is not your everyday flu with nausea and vomiting, Delaney is on 4 different anti nausea medications around the clock, 3 of which are prescription only and receiving the maximum dose possible in 24 hours. With that said, no medication seemed to be able to control the vomiting or nausea today. We talked with the BMT doctors and dehydration is a concern and the effects it would have on Delaney's kidneys due in part, because of the chemotherapy she has been receiving. Delaney does have a "reserve" of hydration, electrolytes, but if Delaney, Daddy and Mommy cannot manage the vomiting, over night IV hydration would start in Monday. Although things turned in Delaney's favor the rest of the afternoon, she was nauseous but did not vomit and was able to keep liquid down, but she is well behind on her goal for hydration for the day. Delaney's counts came back reasonable, but the effects of chemotherapy are being seen, she has an appointment on Monday at UCSF for platelets and possibly blood. Mommy and Daddy did all they could today for Delaney, but felt like they failed her. Tonight is a new night, and tomorrow a new day. Mommy and Daddy will follow the example set by Delaney, and be fiercely persistent on gaining the upper hand on nausea and vomiting. Delaney had it rough today to say the least but managed to make it to the play room with brother just a couple if times for a few minutes. She fought fiercely minute by minute today never backing down. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always.... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"