Right now she's really happy. Her music therapist is playing with her and they are using all sorts of shakers and a Q Chord. I have never seen a Q Chord before, but it's a very interesting instrument - it's sort of like a mini keyboard without the keys. I will probably have to add it to my list of instruments I eventually would like to own. Erin loves music. We have a CD player that my aunt gave us to use here. Playing music just makes the room so much more lively and less like a hospital room. We play the Primary Children's CD's, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Heavensong CD, Children's Raffi Songs, and a Classical Piano CD that I put together.
Erin's sore on her head is slowly healing and her ANC (fighter white blood cells) has been at zero for 7 days. Last stay her ANC was zero for 11 days. Today the Nurse Practitioner told me that some of her counts are very slowly creeping up. That gives me hope that her ANC will come up way earlier than expected. So, hopefully we'll beat the average 35 day stay by a long shot. This is me being really positive!
We had a good visit from Cami and her mom.
She and Erin had fun playing Polly Pockets together.
Decorating our window.
Playing with play dough and wearing her new
"little bear" hat. Isn't she so cute?
Having a little bath.
Playing with her Music Therapist.
We decided to play doctor today.
Erin and I attached some tubes to her doll's chest with a Tegaderm dressing. She has been cleaning the tubes with alcohol wipes and putting steri strips (we cal them stickers) on the baby. When we pulled the "stickers" off the baby didn't even cry. This is good play for Erin so that she can understand all about the tubes and "stickers" and how they are used to help her get better.