Thursday, November 1, 2012
Leukemia - How is Jemma? - Day 137
More than one friend offered to take the older two out with them, but I didn't want to deal with the disappointment of Jemma not being able to join them, so we all stayed here together. After dinner we dressed in costume hoping to greet some trick-or-treaters at our own door. My son was hilarious in his clown hat, tie and funny glasses. He named himself Quino and told us a story about how he got his red nose. He said he was 52, but when he was 48 he was in a car accident. During the accident his nose was scraped on the windshield, turned red and swelled up. Hearing it from him was much better than my retelling I'm sure. We played games, read stories and then went to bed. A group of eight trick-or-treaters did show up, but the kids were already in bed.
Since the chemotherapy Jemma is taking now can lead to painful mouth sores I didn't want to add candy to the diet. Just last week I spoke with a boy in the room next to her with these mouth sores. Although I'm not familiar with his diet, I have seen him eating chocolate bars. We have been told not to give Jemma sugar, and I just saw this as an unnecessary risk. She eats well and her therapy is going great. I don't want to mess that up.
Tomorrow we go to the hospital to have her blood checked and then next Wednesday for another four night stay.