hat Jemma designed. Dancers - What else would you expect?
After her fever went down during the night on Sunday morning it stayed down. Jemma got better each day until we went home today (Thursday). On Wednesday morning she had to have another hearing test. The very strong antibiotics she was given can cause hearing loss. She had a little trouble getting through the test, but her hearing was excellent. They did three seperate tests; a visual check of the eardrum, a test to see how the ear responds (function check) and a test where Jemma had to indicate when she heard the sound. The last test was the issue. She refused to do the test. While wearing the headphones she was supposed to raise her hand when she heard the sound. She just wouldn't do it. The test was abandoned for a few minutes and then another tester tried her luck with Jemma and was much more successful. She went to a different room and was given a button to push when she heard the sound.
Did you know Jemma was a strong girl and stands up for what she believes in? She has not yet spoken to a doctor or a nurse. She just doesn't see the point.
We made it home today but barely. Jemma threw-up her entire lunch on the
car ride home from the hospital. Again I had to pull over on the side
of the autobahn because I was worried about her choking. Although there
was puke everywhere she didn't have a fever. I undressed her, cleaned
her a little with wipes and strapped her into her brother's car seat to
finish the ride. This morning she was given another dose of the
chemotherapy drug Alexan. It is known to cause nausea
and she is supposed to have a Zofran pill before receiving the
medication. Unfortunately, she did not receive the Zofran and I guess
she needed it. Tomorrow morning we will definitely give it to her before
If all goes well over the next several weeks, Jemma will be at the hospital four mornings per week and then home for three days in a row. Then she will spend one full day and night in the hospital.