Due to a few issues Kate had with benadryl yesterday, the doctor on service this weekend wanted to avoid it today. Kate's mood was definitely better (not as irritable) but the lack of an antihistamine resulted in my sweet girl breaking out in hives from the campath. This is, yet again, normal (and why they pre-med with benadryl). Kate's poor face looked pretty pitiful most if the afternoon/ evening.
One thing we've learned about our stay here at TCU is that walking the halls if the BMT unit calms Kate down. She can be miserable and pitching a huge fit and will start smiling and wave the second she hits the halls! Needless to say, we've spent as much time as possible outside if her room today!
Kate took her first (and second) wagon rides today since her walking skills aren't what they were pre-admissions! We made the wagon much cozier the second time around!
Second ride of the day!
Kate has made friends with a sweet 5 year old boy in the unit. Caleb is about 2 weeks ahead of Kate in the BMT process and is so sweet! He brought Kate a pink glow bracelet tonight! And, when we headed out for a walk, Kate saw Caleb, pointed at him, walked over to him (with my help), and gave him a hug! So sweet!
If you could keep Caleb, and all the other kids here in the transplant unit in your prayers that would be great! Caleb is not from Texas so his mom is here with him and they are very far from their support system. I can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be. My in-laws were able to pick a few things up for them a Target today. I know it wasn't anything huge but I'm glad we are able to help out a bit since Houston is our home base.
Tomorrow is Kate's last day of chemo! However, we've been warned that most major chemo side effects don't begin for a week or so after treatment. We've got a long road ahead but at least we are making progress!
For now, I'm off to cuddle this cutie!
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