Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011

61 days since diagnosis
day #3 of current hospital stay
Riker's chemo is well underway. She began day 2 today and seems to be tolerating it ok. Yesterday she was quite grumpy after being sedated for her final lumbar puncture. It does not help that she is also teething. Poor thing. It's hard to believe we've only been doing this for 2 months. I'm starting to feel like and old pro.
Today we wrapped up getting video together for Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Our friends will finish up the editing and application process. Now all we can do is wait and hope. This really would be such an amazing answer to our current problems. However, I don't care what it takes. I will not bring Riker home to this house. If we can build, so be it. If I have to stay in Boston and away from my family for Christmas, so be that.
No matter what the result, I hope it makes itself apparent soon. Jon and I are riding on our last nerve. The stress from everything is causing us to bicker and hurt each other when we don't mean to. Reliving every moment of this ordeal for a video camera hasn't been too much fun, either. I just want to get off this train.

1 comment:

  1. Its probably hard to see now, but this experience is going to bring you and your husband closer together than ever before. A great thing to do may be to take a moment, even just a few minutes, and sit alone with your husband and talk about the day you met or your wedding day or the first day you knew you were in love. Studies have shown that just discussing something like that can trigger the same release of emotions as actually living the day. It may be just the momentary relief your body, mind, and marriage need.