Today (well, technically yesterday) started the weekend of Dave feels TERRIBLE after chemo. It happens EVERY weekend after chemo week. Days 7-10 are the worst. The nurses prepared us for this, but it’s still hard to deal with. Dave’s bad days actually start around day 6 and is mostly better by day 9 (also about 5 days after the Neulasta shot). And even know we know it’s coming (the fever, SEVERE body aches, nausea and horrible fatigue), I still freak out and want to take him to the ER. I hastily text the Oncologist and call the doc on call. Dave is hesitant to go to the ER because he knows exactly what is happening. But, all I can think of is the “septic” episode after the first round.
Anyway, him knowing this, PLUS feeling like crap, he told us to go have fun at the aquatic center while he rested and tried to feel better. And that is exactly what we did!
Daddy missed such a HUGE day for our firstborn. She went down the big slide all by herself, OVER AND OVER again, and LOVED it!
I mean, look at my big, little girl, up there all by herself!
AND! She jumped off the diving board for the FIRST time! AND? She did it over and over and LOVED it too :)
I have SUCH a proud mommy heart. My baby is getting SO big.
Waiting in line to jump again. Why does she look so here?
Meme playing with Finley, and Ben having the time of his life, obviously. HAHA
Later that evening, daddy was feeling better and took us out to dinner!
The cool thing about “sleeves” is that, your daughter always has a coloring page, that can be washed and redone, over and over. HA
And this one is officially at the age where it is almost impossible to keep her entertained before our food comes. So whatever works…
We are so sad that daddy missed some Mia “firsts” but are so glad he got to feeling better and could go to dinner with us.
In other news: Have I told you how proud I am of my big girl?! So impressed by her courage!