Friday, January 14, 2011
Jessica is now breathing on her own! When she was first in the PICU she talked a lot about food. However, with all the tubes, medicine, chemo, etc. she hasn't wanted anything to eat since being on the 4th floor. Chandra always eats in front of her to try and get her excited to eat and it finally paid off. Yesterday she asked Chandra for one of the chips she was eating and she also ate part of an orange. We are hoping soon she wants to eat all that good food she was longing for in the PICU! Jessica's condition has definitely perplexed many of the doctors. She is not a typical Wilms Tumor patient, so it is still taking time for the doctors to come up with an exact treatment plan. As of yesterday, they are still planning on removing the tumor in 6 more weeks. Also, heavier doses of chemo will be administered the first of next week. Initially they were going to hold off the chemo until her chest tubes were out, but they have decided not to wait.