Care Bears are coming out of my ears....non-stop all day! Alice loves the Care Bears. Every once I a while I will sneak and turn on the news to see what the latest is on the Alpine fire, she will say to me, "oh no Mom, not this". Finally I coaxed her into watching the broadcast on PBS of the celebrations in Washington D.C. She was fine and watched it with me, the fireworks were great, and this is how we celebrated the forth of July.
Today the doctors came in with good news...she may be able to go home tomorrow :)
Things really began to improve with Alice yesterday, she began requiring less oxygen. Her breathing became less labored. She looks much better. The contributing factor is the steroid she inhales twice a day. It's amazing the turn around she has made. Although she is getting better she will still require oxygen at home.
Interestingly, when I was talking with the doctor this morning we came to another conclusion, possibly her difficulties are not from rhinovirus, yet hand foot and mouth disease (again a virus). She had this once before--almost a year before transplant. The hard earned immunities she acquired before transplant carry little weight today.
I have been under the weather as well with a terrible sore throat, itchy spots on my face just like Alice....I think I know where I got it ;)
Tomorrow is a new day--a good one it will be, each day is one step closer to better health.