It's a gorgeous sunny morning here in Denver, Colorado. The beginning of a new day and day 2 of chemo. Bri will get one drug today and that one will be given to her in her spine. The nurse assured Bri that they numb the area very well and it won't be painful. (Except for that first lidocaine shot to numb it, that stings.) She had a great day yesterday; whether it was all the prayer or the relief of finally getting chemo underway or a combination of both, she had a great day.
Brooke was here and we watched movies, Brooke polished Bri's toenails, (clipped them too!) and we just enjoyed our time together.
The staff here really has been amazing. For being in such a large hospital, the staff really cares and treats us all so well. For instance, yesterday morning the CNA assigned to Bri asked if I wanted anything and I asked for some coffee with cream. (Unlike other hospital wards I've been on you can't just go in the little kitchen and get things yourself like water or coffee, we aren't allowed in there due to germ issues.) Anyway, this morning that same CNA (I can't remember her name!) popped in and brought me coffee with cream and she isn't even assigned to Bri today. I was just a little bit blown away by her thoughtfulness and caring. The staff has been so compassionate, encouraging and caring and it's the little things like the sweet girl bringing me coffee when she didn't have to that make me so grateful to be here and puts me at ease to know that when I'm not here I know my daughter is being well taken care of.
Psalms 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made we WILL rejoice and be glad in it."