November 20, 2003

Thursday Update

From Elizabeth:

Maddy says she feel "much better" today, emotionally. I
had not realized she felt so down yesterday. Physically,
she sounded somewhat weak today, and she obviously is, since
she hasn't been strong enough to take a shower for a few
days. Yesterday, she received a "head to toe strip-wash"
and feels much less grubby as a result.

She slept well, but for the last couple of nights, she's
developed a fever spike in the middle of the night.

I received an email today from FedEx reporting that
Maddy's BritFoods care package should reach Becca's
tomorrow (Friday). I reported that to Maddy, adding
"It's full of goodies." She said, "It's full of my
childhood, and I need that at this point."

She thinks she has 20 more days of chemo on this round,
and is sure she'll be in the hospital at least that

As we were hanging up, she reported, "They've come to
inject poison into my brain." It takes a special type
of courage to say something like so matter-of-factly.


Posted by ptomblin at November 20, 2003 08:26 PM
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