Such a relief - she is feeling good! The medicines are working to prevent nausea and vomiting so far, and she is even eating without a fight, though a little less than she should. The doctors adjusted her dose of Ativan, which helps with the nausea but also sedates her, so now she is not a zombie baby. Early this morning, she was pretty out of it, but now she seems to be handling it wonderfully.
She still gets one last dose of chemo tonight, but then...we should get to go home tomorrow! I'm not going to pack up just yet, but everyone seems to agree that she is ready to go. We are working out a very tight schedule of formula, medication, and Pedialyte to make sure she does not get dehydrated. I'm going through all her prescriptions to make sure we have everything for the weekend...Zofran (nausea), Zantac (reflux), Benadryl (nausea), Ativan (nausea), Magnesium (she's low), GCSF (injections for to raise immunity), Magic Mouthwash (mouth sores), Septra (antibiotic). I think that's it for this week.
We also had a physical therapy consult this morning. We have been eager to get her back into PT ever since she left the other hospital after surgery, but the scheduling was difficult. The nurse practitioner got tired of them taking too long and put in for an inpatient consult, which took less than a day to happen. The therapist saw how hard Scarlett struggles to hold her head straight and gave us some easy stretches and holds to help strengthen her neck and shoulders.
I did find time to read a book. I have been waiting for months for BossyPants by Tina Fey to come out. I downloaded it to my Kindle last night and read the whole thing. I felt like it coming out so near my birthday was a personal gift. It is hilarious and fun to read, especially if you like Saturday Night Live or 30 Rock. I am pretty sure that Tina and I would be great friends if we ever met. :-)