Saturday, January 2, 2010

Motion Sickness

Melanie got all settled in Pleasant Grove this evening. It was a long drive here though. She gets car sick even when she feels good! I guess they had to stop a few times, and then she was kind of nauseated for awhile. We are hoping to get a patch or something for when we have to drive to the hospital. We will go to the hospital once a week to have her blood and levels checked.

The Methotrexate is almost out of her system. It was at .02 this morning. Right now she has sores in the back of her throat from the chemo. It makes it painful for eating and talking. Hopefully that will clear up soon, especially once the Methotrexate is completely gone!

Since I had Melanie's camera at my disposal, I decided to put a couple of her pictures on here!

This was from Christmas morning. I think it is such a cute picture of the two of them. Go Cowboys!

This is the line of Methotrexate that was going into her for 24 hours! I told Mel she was really just getting Mountain Dew.

Here is a great picture from New Year's Eve. While Melanie was getting some sleep, my mom was up making these great hats and pom poms (how creative is that)! They headed down and the nurses let them in an empty room to watch the fireworks at midnight. I guess they looked pretty small, but still a great memory!

Melanie ended the year in the hospital, but started the new year out!


Kerren said...

Thanks for that great post, Angie! I'm sure you know that Mel's friends ("tons" of us!) are so eager to hear about her progress. You and your family do an incredible job of maintaining this blog -- not to mention all you do to take care of Melanie and your families! I'm glad that 2010 is off to a good start away from the hospital. So sorry to hear about the motion sickness -- you might try offering her a cube of gum -- in her favorite flavor. It may or may not help the nausea, but blowing bubbles seems to be a good diversion. Happy New Year to all of you! Kerren

Jan said...

Congrats on the freedom! Shawn added the comment.."oh cool!" When he found out you would be out for 21 days. The boys are all pulling for you!
On a side note..I need to get hold of Kaden about what Melanie and I talked about for the weekend of Martin Luther King holiday....could one of you call me? 787-2833.

Cami said...

Thanks for keeping the blog alive Ang! The pictures are great. I love the pom poms that mom her too!

I will see you some time soon Mel!

Love from your big sis!