This has been a tough week for our Jenelle. At 6:30 a.m. on Monday, I woke and heard Jenelle having a seizure (grand mal). Brett and I were at her bedside right away, but we weren't sure on how long she had been seizing. After two minutes, I gave her Diastat and the seizure eventually stopped. Jenelle was pretty wiped out for the rest of the day. We aren't really sure what brought on this seizure. And of course, I've been sleeping a little lighter since this happened, as I keep my ear open to listen to her sleep.
Later the same day, Jenelle had a small accident in which she burned her finger. Brett had just placed a plate of lasagna on the table straight from the microwave, and Jenelle reached for it with her hand (she was hungry). It appears to have been a second degree burn with a blister on her middle finger. The problem has been keeping it clean and dry so it can heal. I've kept it taped and wrapped to her other finger, but she likes to put it in her mouth.
This afternoon we are taking her to the doctor to have it checked because it seemed really red last night. We want to avoid infection at all costs because it can easily get into her system and quickly become a staph or blood infection. We hope we can get on anti-biotics today as a precaution, because having Jenelle ill is the last thing we need before I return to the hospital next week.
As for me, I am still fighting a cold. UCLA finally put me on a 5 day Z-pak Tuesday, and while my sinuses are clearer, I have a horrible cough. I still have a few more days to get well before next week, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we won't need to delay my next round of chemo.
Brett and I have been frantically trying to prepare for my departure next week. At least this time we have some warning, and know what to expect. Oh, and my hair has started to grow back. Unfortunately, it will be gone after next round, but it is nice to see that it knows what to do! The down side of my hair growing back is that the stubble itches ... a lot! As I stick around the house, I've been going without a scarf or hat. The look was useful to help scare off a solicitor the other day when I opened the door forgetting to cover my bald head.
Anyway, I am anxiously awaiting next week, and hope that all goes according to schedule. Please keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming that this cold will go away so I can rest up for next week. And please say some prayers that Jenelle can stay seizure free while I'm gone!
Thanks again, and we are still KCA!