Monday she did great! She didn't cry or fuss a bit about her shot. The hours leading up to the shot were harder and she was really scared and fussing, but when it came to it, she was so brave! The drive home was probably the worst nausea she's had and an accident on I-25 added an hour and a half to our drive.
The nausea is still strong for Esther. The last couple of days she's tried to eat little bites and take small drinks. She is hungry and wants to eat, but not much has stayed down. It's sad to see her losing weight. From her discharge on Saturday to her check up on Monday she'd lost almost 2 pounds. Please pray for her to be able to eat and gain back some of the weight she's lost. The doctor gave her a prescription for an appetite stimulant to try. We'll see, she does want to eat, it's just a matter of keeping it in her tummy long enough to do any good. The next step is a med in the steroid family, but I really, really want to avoid steroids.
Her gag reflex is very sensitive, so I wonder if she's really nauseas or if she is vomiting because of a funny bite. Pray for wisdom as we feed her and creativity for high calorie foods that are easily digested. Suggestions are welcome!
All in all, we're doing alright. We're so thankful Aunt Margarita was able to be here again last week. The kids had a great time with her. They had Taco Tuesday, went to a berry picking excursion with some friends from the twins club, watched sunsets, toured the CSU flower gardens, played at the Fossil Creek Splash park, practiced speaking Spanish, and we enjoyed A.MAZ.ING. fresh salsa she made from our garden fresh ingredients. If you need some veggies, stop by! We've got more than we'll be able to eat or manage. Kale, cucumbers, peppers, fairy tale eggplant, tomatillos, and tomatoes are in abundance. I'm serious...come by!
Here's some pictures from their week .
With our friends Miss M and Miss S at the berry picking farm.
Rourke is exersicing every amount of self control in his body to not eat his berries. They also made beeswax candles, watched a movie about bees, and went on a hayride. They also brought Esther an adorable hat home from the farm.
Auntie Margarita makes everyone smile! I love this picture. Uncle Kyle's sweeheart Emily, and I have a similar picture with ribs.
At the CSU flower gardents. My guess is that the kids are saying "Te Amo!" That was the catch phrase of the week!
Waiting to take Esther home Saturday afternoon. When Anthony and Rourke arrived, Rourke went straight to Esther's bed, squatted down to her level saying, "Hi Esther! I missed you!" He is such a sweet brother and pours love over his sister. After Anthony laid down, he did not hesistate to kick off his shoes and crawl right up next to his littlest sister. Often when people comment about Rourke being the only boy I am quick to say that he will be such a good husband someday. If he dodes on his bride the way he dodes on his sister, she will be a blessed woman indeed.