Saturday, November 12, 2005
McKinsey and Kerstin found some time to have a Cabbage Patch Slumber Party. Kerstin was pretty sleepy most of the day, but after getting some blood and a dose of tylenol, she started to feel much better and was ready to play. By the way, we are now in Room 607, a positive air-flow room.
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 4:13 PM
Friday, November 11, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Jeff was able to come and hang out with Kerstin and I for the day. Kerstin is feeling so much better the last 2 days. She has been eating a little bit here and there, and we are so glad. She has been fever-free for over a day now! God has been so good to us. We know that all of you that are praying for us has made a huge difference! Please continue to pray for strength, healing, and lots of patience! We love you all!
Annie and Jeff
Annie and Jeff
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 2:57 PM
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Although she has only had a few bites to eat, Kerstin felt a lot better today. Her attitude has been more positive as well. We kept busy with school time, a goop activity, painting, and even organizing the "drawer of fun." She is still taking antibiotics because of her fever, but they have changed them to a different kind. Unfortunately, this new type needs to be taken orally, along with an antacid, and her usual dose of less than delicious Atra. When you don't feel like eating, you don't really want to take more "yucky" medicine. We had ourselves quite a battle at noon today, but Rob in Child Life helped us create a sticker chart which we hope will help for future doses. :)
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 5:03 PM
Monday, November 07, 2005
Kerstin was ready to get out of the room tonight and feeling well enought to take a little stroll. She can go out of her room as long as it is after visiting hours and she wears a mask. A friend on this floor taught her a trick with a syringe (squirting the nurses), so she is loaded and ready to go.
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 9:53 PM
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Kerstin had a fairly good day today. She finished the last of her chemo this morning and now she is in the recovery phase for this cycle. It sounds like she got some of her appetite back and managed to stay awake most of the day reading books and playing. It's a nice change from yesterday. All we can do is take it day by day.
Posted by Lincoln Leaf at 7:10 PM