Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day 17 - Vaccinations

Ben asked me to write for him today since he's tired. Sarah had a hard day today. She just didn't feel good and didn't have any energy. This morning after breakfast she had a short crying spell and complained that her legs and throat hurt so Katie and I took turns cuddling up with her on the couch and that's pretty much where she stayed all day, except for meals. Guess that's the steroids. The steroids make her feel weird. While taking her potty this afternoon she told me she was scared and then she said, "Mama, I don't like to be scared." Poor thing! When she acts like this we just hold her, comfort her, and wait for it to pass, and it does after a few minutes. We don't ask any questions and try not to make a big deal out of it, although sometimes distraction with a book or a toy does work really well.

Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Sarah, Betsy, and John all need to go up to DHMC. Sarah is going to get another transfusion (this will be the fourth) and Betsy and John will be getting some vaccines. The theory behind the vaccines is that some immunity will be transferred to Sarah with the BMT and since we don't know which of them will be the donor they are both getting them. I hate the whole vaccine thing but don't really see any way around it. Betsy and John will also need to be "isolated" from Sarah for several weeks. We'll share more about that after our visit to the hospital Friday.

-Zephaniah 3:12-19

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