DAY 10

This morning I went over to the hospital, feeling completely drained and just not very good.  I had to wait for Craig and Gavin to wake  up for once as they were having a lie-in today, and when I went in I started the process of getting Gav’s room ready for the day.  As I put out the play-mats and toys, and then prepared Gavin’s bath, I noticed my nose running a little bit and thought “Uh-oh. This doesn’t look good.” Gav’s WBC was down to almost zero today, so after conferring with our nurse, Jen, I put on a mask and tried to avoid Gavin as much as I could.

I guess I have to admit it, I’m sick. I have a hard time being sick and was praying that I could make it through this without getting sick at all. I knew it was coming, but NOW??! The timing is truly awful.  Once my mom arrived this morning we put together a plan.  Apparently, in case of illness, you can add a fourth to the roster so my sister got called up due to a cough that Da has. I decided to remove myself from the premises immediately so as not to infect my little man any more, and with guilty tears in my eyes came back to the condo.

I don’t know what I have. It doesn’t seem to be a cold, I don’t have a fever, I just feel achy and tired. Please, God, Earth Mother and all other deities, don’t let this be anything serious. I have done very little with myself today and have not even managed to get any more sleep. I’ve spent quite a bit of time curled up on the couch.

Poor little man, when I left I told him I had to leave because I was sick and he said, “Ok. Mama. Sick. Bye.” I’m sure he’s had a perfectly lovely day playing with Bubby and Auntie, and apparently the music therapist came today and he played bells, drums and wind chimes, which sounds like a lot of fun. I was sorry to miss that!

Anyway. I hope to be better soon, I hope I didn’t infect my little one. I hope this is nothing much. Going to go loll around some more now.

3 Responses to “Timing!”

  1. Cherie says:

    I hope it’s nothing and you feel much better after you sleep tonight.

  2. Leah Sacha says:

    Hi Erica,
    I am Taylor Thiessen’s crazy aunt. My niece has Anaplastic Ependymoma, which is a brain and spinal cancer that is rare. You found the blog I keep for My Sister, Brother-in-law and niece.

    I am sure its just being worn down a bit. This is a battle and sometimes there are bruises! Get better soon, I am rooting for you! I know we have all gone through the same things. So tough but awesome you have support!

  3. erica says:

    Hi Leah,

    Thanks for getting in touch! You are right, I think I’ve just been expending too much energy over the last few months and needed a day off. Seem to be feeling a bit better now and ready to head back to the hospital. It has been a very difficult time right now, just when I am most needed, I cannot be there.

    Please send me the link to Taylor’s website, I can’t seem to find it again!

    Best to you and the family,

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