Saoirse had a great hospital stay. She took on this chemo like a champ, and was her usual fun loving self the whole time. She even made two lovely paintings in the play room, and did a nice job of decorating herself in the process. The pictures are now hanging on our fridge in the kitchen.
While we were in the hospital, we had a meeting with a woman from the innovations department, and the writer of the VECTOR blog. We are working on developing a product to help patients and parents better care for the external lines that many of the oncology patients have. We are hoping the innovations department can help us make some connections with people who can help us develop the product and business, and set us in the right direction for getting the mass produced. We also hope that an article in the VECTOR blog will help us get some exposure once we are up and running. This product has helped us so much while caring for Saoirse's lines, and the patients and parents that have tested them for us, as well as all our doctors and nurses, love them too. This could really help a lot of people, and we are really looking forward to developing a business that we are passionate about.
I was finally starting to feel better this week. I even had the energy to walk the dog one morning, and walk around Rockport and swim at the quarry another day. Then, out of nowhere, I broke out in hives. I had a huge patch on my lower back last night, and they were quite itchy, but not terrible. I took a couple Benadryls, and when I woke up the ones on my back were pretty much gone, but they had spread to my legs. I kept taking the pills, but over the day it has gotten progressively worse. At this point, I'm just hoping to get through the night and morning without having to go to the ER so I can go to my regular doctor tomorrow. Arg - if it's not one thing it's another. They are just so darn itchy! And, I have no idea what's causing them. Gotta love new mysteries. I didn't have anything else to do this week anyway. Hopefully they will be gone by tomorrow so we can go camping later this week!