That’s our little Susana! I have to tell you that Susana is the most beautiful little bald girl I have ever seen. I always told Maria that we should get radical one day and cut Susana’s hair really short because I know that she would look super cute since her face is so tiny. Of course, she never went for it. But here we are today with not just short hair, but no hair. And I knew it!! I knew that she would look so incredibly cute. Her face is so adorable!!! I can’t stop kissing her head!!
So, things have been going good these last few days aside from the fact that we know we are going to be inpatient still for 8 more days. We have already been here 6 days straight. This was all because Susana picked up an infection when she was released last week. She was in ICU for 3 days, but then she was brought up to the oncology unit where we are now. Her infection seems to be gone. The blood cultures have been negative for the last 4 days, but they feel that she needs to stay here for a total of ten days just as a precaution so that they can continue to administer the antibiotics through her I V and monitor her to make sure that the infection doesn’t come back. Pray that the infection is gone so that they don’t have to remove her pick line.
She is doing really good right now. Her blood counts are all up, but one is just a little low. If it doesn’t come up by this afternoon they will do a transfusion. But they think that they will come up on their own.
She has been eating somewhat better, but still needs to eat and drink more. They had her on a TPN for a few days where she was getting nutrition through the I V, but now that she has started eating better they decided to stop it. Also, they just stopped her I V fluids since we are getting her to drink more. Today she had a piece of bread, a cherry pastry, and half a box of Boost nutritional drink for breakfast. For lunch she had a few chicken nuggets, some fries, and the other half of the box of Boost. So, she is getting better, but we still need to get her to eat more. Please keep this in your prayers.
Susana is sitting up and playing with all the new packages that arrived today (thanks Aimee and thanks to the youth group at The Foundry in AZ.) Her and her sister are having a lot of fun with all the stuff.
I am about to leave with Isabela to check in at the time share condo that my Dad and his wife have gifted to us for the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately, Maria and I will not be able to enjoy this place together except for maybe the last few days since we will be alternating staying overnight at the hospital. But we will still have lots of fun with Isabela. She can’t wait to go swimming at the pool. I can’t wait to chill in the hot tub.