Okay, back home after a little hick up at the hospital. Fluid was drawn from 2 pockets in her abdomen. The general opinion was positive. One pocket was just fluid; maybe some post-operative drainage. The other was lymph drainage and other fluid likely from the cancer. This fluid had stopped after the first treatment with the Platinum and Taxol. So they are skipping the Taxol only treatment that was supposed to happen yesterday and they’ll hit her with the double dose tomorrow. This is actually good……I think. One thing we KNOW was good was that in the CT scan, the lung area was clear; free of any visible tumors.
Andrean came in to cuddle with Tara when she got home. It was a sweet time with mommy and the self-proclaimed “middlest” child. I was a fly on the other side of the bed. Andy told Tara, “Mom, I wish you had energy to come outside and play with me.” I knew that hurt Tara, and it was confirmed later in the evening when we had time to talk. Tara has another goal. It is beautiful for me to see the kids loving on Tara, each in their own way. The excitement in their voices said it all when she got home.
We were covered with prayers and encouragement today. Friendships are for a time such as this. Emails, comments on the blog, phone calls, texts, visits, lunch with friend. All in a time where we needed to be picked up.
So now it is time for sleep. Wait, just a few more cuddles from the oldest girls. Maybe a back rub? Got it.