The sun is actually shining this morning. Todd told me that even in Nevada you got lots of rain on Sunday. That makes for a pretty wet year in Northern Nevada.
Yesterday Devree still vomitted a bit. The nurse thinks she pulled a muscle in her side from vomitting so much on Friday because she is so sore. Devree asked for some mucinex or something to help cut back the thick mucus that is a side effect of the chemo. No word on that. She has lost more weight in here and today they will start giving her the TPN (Total Parental Nutrition) that I need to learn how to give to her. We will have to be here till Thursday or Friday.
Today is the day they give her stem cells back to her like a transfusion. This process is unique to St. Judes for cancer patients. This will help Devree to bounce back after chemo and hopefully help her with her ACN (white blood cell count) that fights off infection. This process smells really bad. I went into a girls room that was getting her stem cells yesterday, and I nearly gagged. The stuff used to preserve the stem cells is just really smelly. Think creamed corn that has been sitting out for too long! Now I know you are saying, "Haven't you been measuring all of the vomit, pee and poop for the last few days?" That is true but I am a real stickler for smells and those things can be gotten rid of fast and then you don't smell it anymore. The smell that has gone bad actually eminates from Devree for the next few days, with her breath, skin and the other stuff we just mentioned. I've got this coconut balm I am going to put under my nose.
Here's to good smelling days in the future!