Most of the past few nights Isa was coughing. I have no idea what she has, but on Thursday, she will have been sniffling and coughing for about three weeks. I’ve watched her temperatures. Both up and down, yesterday she was shaking because she was so cold. Luckily it wasn’t a “i’ve got a fever” shake, which according to the doctors doesn’t go away. For example, if I hold her with a blanket she gets warm and no more shaking. Guess we need to turn up the heat?
Her counts as of last Thursday were ANC 2900, WBC 4.5. Maybe those mean nothing without the ranges, but it seems pretty good. Every child is different and these numbers can change when the medication changes.
She has been complaining about random pains, mostly in her stomach. Some in her muscles, I am wondering if that is from the PEG. I need to look that one up a little bit more before I post on it. She has had such a small appetite, that she hasn’t been eating much. She says that things don’t taste very good. I wonder if a plastic spoon would help with that. Supposedly, chemo can make things taste metallic.
We’ve tried to get fluids into her in tiny, actually a better description would be, teeny tiny sips. Ultimately she is drinking around 12 ounces a day. Not enough.
From what I’ve read CANCER LOVES SUGAR… and CANCER HATES OXYGEN. We’ve been looking into ways of cutting out all sugar. This is quite difficult considering that there is high fructose corn syrup in so many things. Every holiday or grandparent visit usually includes some amount of sugar as well. As we change her diet, perhaps she will have a bit more energy.