Friday, November 9, 2012

Terrible Thursdays

We've had a couple of rough Thursdays, here in the 'burbs... Last Thursday, Auntie had a temp, so she had to go to the emergency room. They ended up admitting her to the hospital for a couple of days, got her on antibiotics, and everyone felt that all was well and she would be back on track in no time.

Then yesterday I took her to a follow-up appointment, and her temp was up again. Off we went to the ER. They admitted her again. It's tough to fight an infection when you're on chemo, but also very important to nip it in the bud. I noticed yesterday that they try very hard to make the ER rooms feel cozy by painting cool stuff on the walls:

which is supposed to offset this, which is on a different wall in the same room:

Prayer chains, healing circles, or whatever else you may be into are very much appreciated. We're fighting infection and neuropathy. Her spirits are still high, but there has been a fundamental shift.

It's tough to stay chipper when you are tired all the time and you can't feel your feet :-(


Silvernfire said...

Yeah, you know with chemo there'll be bad days, but that doesn't make them any easier to slog through. Wishing the two of you strength, patience, and better days ahead.

kmkat said...

Both walls are reassuring in their own way -- one is calming, one is the medical stuff you might need in an emergency. My thoughts are with Auntie (and you).