The five days at the hospital went pretty well! It was tough at first because Hazel had an immediate allergic reaction (vomiting) to one of the Chemo drugs she was on, but once they switched her to a different form of the drug, she sailed right through! It was no where near as tough as I though it would be, so thank you for all of your prayers! I truly feel God is walking her through this every step of the way!
On Saturday, just before our discharge from the hospital, she was given an antibiotic (one that she gets every four weeks). As we were about to leave, she vomited. The nurses and doctors said it was most likely a reaction from the antibiotics, but could possibly be a delayed reaction from the Chemo. Either way, we could still go home if she was doing well enough. So we gave her some anti-nausea medication, and waited about thirty minutes, and then decided to still go home. She seemed to be doing well, but just as we were pulling into our neighborhood, she vomited once again. She has not gotten sick since then, but has continued to be pretty nauseous. She has eaten very little but is able to drink, so for that, I am thankful. It could be much worse! Please pray that her body can recover quickly.
Seeing her like this has been a challenge for our little family. We could all use your prayers this week as we support her on her way back to feeling better. But despite how she is feeling, Hazelnut continues to be resilient and impress all of us. I think we could all learn from the way children cope with illness and change. They plow through this stuff in ways I could never dream of! This journey has, and continues to, teach us so many things. I think God is using this trial to change our family for the better, and it's just a matter of getting through it and coming out the other end! Please continue to pray for us to get through it, and for us to be receptive to the lessons God wants us to learn, and to allow Him to change and mold us to better show His glory.