Today Jemma and I learned how to play two new German games.
Luckily she got an energy boost in the afternoon. Excited by a visit from some friends and daddy, she went outside for another bike ride. The bike ride wore her out and she sat, played and ate for the rest of the day.
When someone close to you is in the hospital I think the felling of helplessness is very common. What is most desired is to be able to cure or speed up the healing process to the ill or injured person. Unfortunately all too often, and in Jemma's case this is an unobtainable goal. For her, the treatment plan is very well laid out and now must be followed. No matter what we want or do, we are not able to speed up this process. Almost everyone I know and even people I don't know have offered us help. Fortunately what we can do is make the journey through treatment easier for Jemma, and we are so lucky because help comes in many forms. We have received meals, visitors, postcards, get well cards, well wishes, gifts, visitors, medical consultations and help caring for our older two children. Despite this, three of the people that are helping the most expressed feelings of helplessness today. To those three people and all the rest of you who share this emotion, please don't be so hard on yourselves. You are helping, and Jemma is getting better. Unfortunately we must be patient while she moves through her treatment plan. Thank you all very much for all the help you have given us. It truely does help.