Does it feel as if I've abandoned you? :)
I was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday night. Almost immediately I started having severe stomach issues again, and I cannot even tell you how discouraging that was. We were fairly certain I was going to end up back in the hospital Wednesday, but I think we've finally figured out the balance between food, an empty stomach, and how I should never, ever, ever, ever take the antibiotic they've given me without anti-nausea medicine as well as the appropriate amount of food in my stomach. I've been going to the chemo room to get IV potassium, but other than that I've been feeling better and better the last few days. My friend Mayme, who also happens to be an ER nurse, has been coming over to help Brian with the packing/unpacking of my two stomach wounds, and I have to say that she is quite a bit better at it than Brian. (Sorry, Brian)
My mom and dad have been here the last few days, and combined with Brian, they're pretty good at making me rest and not over-do it. I did get to do a little shopping yesterday morning and was able to attend the last night of VBS with the kids.
They're not exactly inspired, but here are my Project 365 pictures from the last two weeks. I've been feeling bad about posting so often without pictures, so here are enough to last you a while!
July 3 - Mom, Brian, and the kids went to the annual July 4th church picnic. I stayed at home on the couch.
July 4 - in the hospital (we loved having Michelle as our nurse; we had her 3 days during this stay)
July 5 - my morphine pump
July 6 - debated about posting this one, but here I am in all my sick glory
July 7 - little Miss Emmalynn came and spent some time with us and brightened our day; plus, her mama brought chocolate chip cookies!
And I couldn't choose just one, plus we all needed to see Becky's expression in this one
July 8 - back home; Aunt Becky is painting Rory's nails green.
July 9 - back in the hospital with orders for no food or drink so I'm back to using the sponge to wet my mouth
July 10 - Brian's stack of hospital candy
July 11 - okay, so visitors didn't have to wear masks, but they did have to wear the gowns and gloves (I made mom and Liz put the masks on purely for the picture)
July 12 - almost home
July 13 - mom taking care of Rory's nails (and I was sick again so this is the best picture I took all day)
July 14 - Rory's new Fancy Nancy shoes, courtesy of Miss Mayme
And a new Olivia shirt, also courtesy of Miss Mayme
July 15 - Guess who turned 8! We're celebrating today with family, cake, and fried chicken.
Hope you have a happy weekend!