She does a lot of walking,(30 laps around the floor just yesterday) which is great... we are trying to get her bowels moving, so she can start eating and drinking. We use a lot of wet swabs to quench her thirst. She is so thirsty, I feel so bad. Her Birthday is Tuesday, and all she wants for her birthday is a sip of cold water. We have high hopes. She has this miserable looking tube that goes up her nose and down her throat. SHE HATES IT, and I don't blame her. She is also hoping that gets removed by her birthday.
Right now she is in the middle of getting a blood transfusion because of the ravages of the surgeries and chemo, it is much needed. She also gets steroids to help with the inflammation. Her room is a happy room, Sheralee (her mother) has done a fantastic job decorating it. I think it really makes a big difference.
We just couldn't be more happy with the progress she has made. It makes my eyes just water thinking about it. Thanks again for all your love.
Here are some picture, and just so you know, Shanda did give me permission.
Shanda and her mom just before her surgery
Day after her surgery. Shanda and my parents.
Shanda getting blood and holding her drainage pouch, sorry if too graphic