Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Delaney's last day of chemotherapy went as expected. She was in good spirits. It is still a challenge to keep her entertained and happy considering she must stay in her hospital bed until she is discharged, there is only so much you can do. It was a rough night last night, Delaney did vomit around 330am and was up for an hour or so afterwards, and then she was up at 6am to start her day.
Today is her rest day, to allow the chemotherapy to do its job. This is when the real work and management of her health begins, now and over the next 4-6 weeks until she recovers. Delaney has been in a great mood all day and even did some dancing with her nurse, while she was in her bed. Delaney is a little nauseous, as expected, but a real concern arose when in the late afternoon her temperature started to rise and crept up in to the 100 degrees. The standard for a fever is 100.4 Delaney was really close and to this hour remains close to having a fever. We hope she can keep the fever away through out the night. If she has a fever, her blood will be drawn and antibiotics will be given quickly to fight off any possible infection. It can be expected to get a fever with this aggressive chemotherapy, epically when Delaney's counts start to drop. It has been and will be a long and stressful night. Tomorrow, is a big day, Delaney will save herself for the 3rd time, with her own stem cells. Her stem cell transplant will be tomorrow at 11 am. Thank you for all the prayers, love and support. As always... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!!
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"