Natalie developed some itchy skin, possibly hives two days ago. We wondered if maybe she was experiencing some graft vs. host. I called to Salt Lake and they said to give her Benadryl every 6 hours for 24 hours. If the rashes respond to the Benadryl then she does not have GVH. So far so good. It is possible her antibiotic is creating the rash. This is something we are sorting out.
We always worry about the girls regarding the good flora in their systems after such prolonged uses of antibiotics. They eat a lot of yogurt, however, the doctors suggest not to use probiotics just yet. It will be a hard transition for both of their bodies to find a good balance.
Sometimes when I find myself in la la land I imagine that I am microscopic and can travel inside the human body. I envision myself investigating all the processes of the body and solving all mysteries and wonders of what is happening inside and what to do about it from an outside approach. I'm sure one day when we learn the mysteries of God we will realize how simple it all is. Simple yet fascinating.
Alice had an appointment with the orthopedic doctor today. Her x-ray indicated that her leg is healing, however, she is required to stay in the long leg cast for another 10 days. She is almost two weeks behind schedule of a normal healing process. We expected this to be the case. When they switch it to a short leg cast she will be allowed to walk on it.
It hasn't been as hard as we expected with her in a cast. Because of her forced stationary state she has lengthened her attention span and can play for hours by herself with only a toy or two. Whatever is in her reach becomes entertainment. I think some good is coming from this...as of late she has been trying to walk on it.
Maybe I could use a broken leg...all the reading I wish to do might come to pass. ;)
Thanks again for your love and support.
|Matthew's game...who would have thought there would be an owl at a flag football game. It was awesome, Natalie couldn't keep herself away from the owl. The girls don't normally go to the games, but this was a nice surprise.|