Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Jessica just continues to improve. Yesterday she wanted to get dressed in "real" clothes and walk down to the hospital play room. This was a huge step! It really helps when there aren't so many tubes coming in and out of her little body. She started eating a little bit better, but with the new chemo she is more nauseous and doesn't really want to eat anything anymore. Today they are going to put a small feeding tube back in. She started the strong doses of chemo yesterday and so she has to be monitored in the hospital for 4 days. After that they are hoping to come home. After a month in the hospital, it will be so nice to see Jessica, Chandra and Jacob in their own home! Jessica will need to be at PCMC every three weeks for this chemo. However, if everything goes well with the treatments they will be home in between! The doctors said they will continue with this chemo until it is time to remove the tumor. When the tumor is out they will reassess what the next step will be. Even with all the throwing up and nausea, Jessica continues to be in good spirits!