It has been wonderful to be home, however I am concerned at how this last hospital stay was so difficult on me emotionally. I have a follow up appointment with the oncologist on Thursday, and I am going to ask her if it is possible that I'm depressed. A social worker informed me last week that high doses of Vitamin A can often bring on a swift bought of depression. Judging from all the emotions I had in the hospital, I think its best to check it out fully and talk to my doctor. It isn't safe to fool around with such things.
And even though I'm home, I'm still isolating myself from the general public since we don't know if my immune system numbers have finally reached safe levels. I had blood drawn last night, and should get those numbers on Thursday. I imagine all is well as I haven't spiked a fever, but better safe than a trip back to the hospital if I get really sick.
Since being home, I haven't been sleeping well. I guess I'm still on hospital time; IV change at midnight, blood draw at 3:00 a.m., vitals at 4:00 a.m., etc. I think a sleeping pill is in order for this evening.
And since this is Jenelle's website, I thought I'd give an update on her as well. Unfortunately, Jenelle is showing an increase in seizures lately. We haven't heard her in the middle of the night, but she has had a lot at daycare. We have an appointment for Dr. Shields in early March, so I'll continue to monitor it and discuss it with him then. Perhaps another adjustment in medication is in order.
Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers. I'll update again after our follow up this Thursday.