Monday, August 13, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 57
Despite all this she feels really good. She has been dancing and crafting all weekend. I go through many ups and downs in my moods and thoughts. For some reason tonight I have lots of worry about a fever coming back. What if she picked up bacteria while she was throwing a fit at the hospital today? What if when I served her meal I touched her food? Did she catch cough when she walked through the lobby at the hospital? It is actually a constant worry which I usually try to put out of my mind. So now I will write about something else and try to put it out of my mind.
The German kids in our area went back to school today. I have been thinking a lot about homeschool for the upcoming year and in fact began yesterday. We are making several changes this year because of Jemma's Leukemia. Originally we planned to have her attend the German pre-school again. It is small school, with caring teachers who do many activities with the children. She spends lots of time playing memory, crafting and learning both French and German. Unfortunately since she can't fight off illness we will be keeping her home instead.
Given that we will be spending lots of time in the hospital the two older kids will have to do their work much more independantly. They both have a list of things-to-do and we will have a morning meeting to go over any questions for the upcoming day. Silent reading, some math, piano and violin practice, watching a children's video in Spanish, some writing, and even science experiments can be done on their own. Weekly projects, reading with me and some math and writing will have to wait for days we are home or afternoons. The first day went well for everyone (even Jemma). It's the second day that always gives me troubles. Today I cancelled school in exchange for a house cleaning and trip to the swimming pool. So the second day will be tomorrow. Wish me luck!