Tuesday, September 27, 2005

2 months

Check up time...
Abi had her 2 month check-up this morning. She's growing like a weed, or a tree considering she's in the 90th percentile for both height and weight at 13 lbs, 5 oz and 23.5 inches! The doctor checked her over and pronounced her perfect. That's what a mama likes to hear! He was impressed with her head control as well.

Unfortunately it was shot time. She got two, one for each leg, poor girly. Thankfully they had the new combined DPT-HIB-Polio, which she had in the right leg. In the left she recieved her 2nd in the series of Hepatitis B.


Solids...
Its not time for Abi to have solids yet, but mom had her first this morning since last Thursday. When I spoke with her in the early hours she was having waffles. Much better than the pureed vegetable soup and jello she was served yesterday. ICK.

She's feeling a tad bit better, after a very bad day yesterday. The allergic reactions to the meds have really been troublesome and she's gotten a nasty rash all over. They are giving her benadryl to ease the itchies, but its giving her little relief. She was able to get up, with some help, for a shower today thankfully.

They did a thoracentsis yesterday evening, removing the fluid that has built back up around her lungs. Mom said breathing is going MUCH better now. I could tell by her voice that she was much more on top of the pain management. And the weird scratchy voice is gone too... so I had to joke with her that she didn't sound like Sponge Bob anymore. I hope she appreciates my humor!

The doctor came with the pathology report on the tissue removed during the hysterectomy and look-see into her abdomen. He described the cancer cells as a garden variety so he's very hopeful they can get it into remission with chemo. That should begin within 2 weeks of her going home. And if things continue as well as they have in the last 12-18 hrs, they are looking at possibly Thursday for a date to be discharged. We're praying for that.

5 comments:

Chastity said...

I'm so glad to hear a positive report on your mom! I am continuing to pray for her!!

Dani said...

keeping the prayers going up for your mom. *HUGS*

holdenon said...

Thank you for the kind words on my blog. I will definitely pray for your mother. I am glad that she had a better day and could get to go home soon. I don't have any experience with Cancer, but my Mother had a brain tumor about 8 years ago. I know how difficult that is to watch your Mother go through anything of this nature. May God bless you and your Mother and give her a complete recovery from this Cancer.

heather t said...

GLad to hear she may be heading home sooon!

Shelley said...

I just read on your blog that your 2 month old doesn't like her car seat. I was almost excited to hear there is another one out there just like mine!