Last night proved to be another challenging night. Melanie's nausea just seems to be really bad at night the couple nights.... My mom actually called her brother Brett last night to come and give Melanie a blessing. Thanks so much Uncle Brett! That was so thoughtful of you. I know Melanie is so thankful as are we.... It gave Mel great comfort for her long night ahead. They decided to up the dosage of her pain medication. They are also upping her Adavan to every 4 hours instead of every 6 hours. This is good for the pain and some of the discomfort, however, it makes her more sleepy. Melanie doesn't really like that, but sometimes she just can't take the pain.... I feel so bad for her. She is amazing! They are going to try ZyprExa tonight. They are going to see if that will help her nausea tonight. Keep your fingers crossed!!!
Melanie had one of her good friends Jenn Soto come to visit this morning. She brought Melanie a stuffed frog. So cute and SOFT!!! She was sleeping with it when I got to the hospital today. :) She also brought Kaden a gumball machine.
Thank you Jenn! :)
Kaden is down here for the weekend. That always makes Melanie's day to be able to give him a big hug. I love this picture. :)
This is mom's lovely kitchen that she has created for herself and all of us when we are here. Pretty big.... huh? haha
Melanie also had another visitor, Kerren & Bruce Coburn. Kerren is a colleague of Melanie's and a dear friend. She brought Melanie a couple gifts and also some valentines from her students.
This is a great picture!! I love all the smiles.. :)
Melanie decided she was going to try some chicken noodle soup this evening. She did pretty darn good. That is the 1st thing she has actually eaten in days. She is pretty sick of that too. She figured she has been getting acid reflux or something, so she decided that her stomach acid didn't have anything to do. she was hoping that this might help. She didn't actually get sick til much later..... so maybe her theory worked for awhile. Great job Melanie! Eating is still so painful for her, so this was huge!
This is tile that is in a sitting area outside Melanie's room. It seems pretty fitting and reminds us all just how courageous Melanie is. She is definitely saddled up and hanging on as best she can! She continues to amaze me every day! Her strength is an inspiration. She continues to fight even when she feels so sick and is tired of it all. All of your thoughts and prayers are such a comfort to her. Keep them coming. Thanks so much to you all!
Keep up the good fight Melanie! You are amazing!! I hope that you can have some relief tonight. Tomorrow is going to be a better day! Sweet dreams! I love you!