We had been out of the loop since preparing for Lyris surgery and recovering. We got used to being at home. We forgot about doing chemo. Lyris hair started growing back. She looks so cute with her little fuzz.. 🙂 (We will be posting pics)
Then the time came for us to get back to the hospital for Lyris to begin her chemo again. This is the medicine that makes her sick.
Usually, the sickness kicks in a couple of days later and she doesn’t want to do anything. This is when she becomes extremely sensitive to smells and usually she doesn’t want to eat. So we just let her sleep and make sure she’s drinking a lot of fluids. The wrong smell will cause her to vomit. She vomited a couple of times but it wasn’t bad at all. I know it sounds bad, but have you ever felt like you needed to vomit and couldn’t. You wish you could just get it out and be done with it, because once it’s over, you know you’ll feel better? With Lyris as soon as she vomited she was fine.
Things went so much different this time. Lyris was admitted on Tuesday 8/7 and released on Thursday 8/9. Friday she was hanging out and having fun with her cousins and aunts. Saturday, she hung out some more and stayed up until 2:30am (Thanks India 🙂 Sunday, she hung out even more at a friends bowling birthday party!!! She wasn’t able to bowl, however, she did enjoy herself in the arcade. Lyris wasn’t tired at all, but mommy was worn out.
Now it’s time to get ready for the first day of school tomorrow 8/13. Lyris is soooooo excited! She can’t believe she’s going into First Grade.
The doctor said Lyris wouldn’t be able to walk for about 9 months after her surgery. They don’t know her and they don’t know the people that are praying for her. I know they have to give us the worst case scenario, but we believe Lyris will be running around again in 9 months. If you see her in action right now, you’ll understand.
Please tell someone, Lyris is kicking cancer and chemo’s butt!!