"Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."
I have sleep on my mind. It's noon and we (okay, maybe I mean "I") already want to crash for the night. For the past two days Erin has been crying during her naps and during the night. She screams "no" in her sleep and often whimpers or cries out and kicks, then she immediately goes back to sleep. She does this about every 20 minutes throughout the night. Last night I went out to talk to the nurse about it and we ended up giving her some anti-nausea medication that has a little sedative in it which did help somewhat.
I can't seem to pinpoint why she is having trouble sleeping. It could be that she is nauseous or in pain. I am starting to wonder though if it's a psychological issue. I think that she is feeling trapped here in the hospital, we haven't been together as a family for over a week, and she misses her brother and sister. I think she is getting restless being confined to her hospital room and even though she is pretty used to all the daily hospital procedures she really doesn't enjoy them. So, maybe it's all just bad dreams she's having through the night. Maybe this is her way of coping with her situation, since she is usually pretty happy throughout the day.
When breakfast came this morning she was ready to dig in, but after taking one bite of each thing on her tray she just broke down. I quickly got the nurse in here and we got some Zofran (anti-nausea) in her system and then she was able to drink an entire carton of milk a half hour later. I think she's dealing with some pretty strong nausea.
She's really good despite how she is feeling. Right now she's singing and doing doctor-type things to her baby. She's an Oncolgist in the making. Her ANC is zero, but that is what we expect. Her other counts look pretty good thanks to her blood transfusion and the platelets.