Thursday, July 30, 2009

No Mo Chemo

Yesterday we received 2 more pairs of socks. The Fauvells sent some lovely purple and black houndstooth socks. The Richards sent Christmas early and gave Devree some Santa socks with some other lovely art work by Brenna and Austin, lovely glow sticks and a good book. Both pairs of socks are awesome and this contest is getting tougher. I am glad that I am not the judge.

Today in a few minutes Devree will be getting her stem cells for the last time. She will get out this afternoon and we will go back to the Target House. I am hoping to get my camera going to show you the pictures of the "No Mo Chemo" party the nurses do for each patient that finishes chemo. Even in the Medicine room where a lot of patients come in for different kinds of chemo, they throw them a "No Mo Chemo" party. Basically it is a song and confetti throwing.

Devree has already been visited by her psychologist, Elizabeth this morning. We talked while Devree was sleeping and she wants Devree to take an anti-depressant. She has discussed this with Devree and Devree doesn't want to do it. I told Elizabeth "Let's see how this month goes before we go home." I think Devree will be better when she starts feeling better. Devree has a lot of anxiety about eating and walking. That is what I am asking everyone's prayers about. The doctors are going to prescribe a heavier drug for an appetite stimulant. The marinol didn't help with anti-nausea or the appetite stimulant that it is supposed to help with.

We are excited to see Celest, Breck, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie and Jackson that are on their way home. Shay and Dane are having fun in Sullivan with their many cousins there. I can't wait to see Shay and Dane which they should be coming on Sunday. Todd will fly out 2 weeks from Saturday to take the boys and our loads of stuff in the apartment, home in the car. The time is getting closer.

Thank you to all of the wonderful words of support on the blog and by email. We are much loved, cared and prayed for. Have a wonderful Thursday.

1 comment:

walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,

I can't wait to see pictures of the party, of No More Chemo! I am so glad that you have received so many pairs of socks, too. Good luck, with judging. We love you.

Craig, Koe and Kylee