Today didn't start off too well. This morning, Elena was complaining of chest and side pain. The doctor ordered a chest xray. The xray showed no change from her scan last week. Not better, but thankfully, not worse either.
Elena's nurses last night and today did a fabulous job of switching up her pain and nausea meds to try and help her stay more comfortable throughout the night and day. It seems to have worked. Elena was able to get some much needed rest, sleeping for an hour or two at a time.
As the day went on, Elena began to look more and more like herself. By the evening, she was able to walk her laps and said she felt like a "5" on a scale of 1-10 - 1 being the worst. Even if it was only for a little while, we'll take it. No matter how brief it was, that's a huge improvement over yesterday's "1"!
Please join us in praying that tomorrow will bring more answers than questions and that the plan for treating Elena's fever and nausea will become more well defined. At this point, she has had a fever for eleven days and she has been on the new anti-fungal medicine for six days now. We have a long list of questions for Elena's doctor tomorrow.
Please keep praying for better and brighter tomorrows and for total and complete healing for Elena.
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24
Going to bed tonight - waiting, hoping, trusting, and praying!