It's so exciting to be able to share good news tonight! Shelley is feeling a lot better today--her pain is under control, she's sleeping at times, the demon mucus is not quite bad. It seems like she has rounded the bend again! Her white count is up from .7 to 1.1 (normal is something like 4-7.) Her fever is way down, although she still has a slight fever. The criteria for going home is to be fever free for 24 hours. She didn't have radiation today, and it will depend on what her white count is tomorrow morning whether she'll have radiation tomorrow or not.
Now that Shelley is feeling better, everyone else is feeling better too. I'm sure you've heard the saying, "If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Well, this is just a little variation of that! The mom really IS the heart of the family. (She won't like that word 'ain't' soiling her blog--sorry Shelley!)
Just a little picture of Shelley's spirit--the doctor's physician's assistant came in today and sat and talked with her at length, reassuringly. Shelley then wrote a note to the PA, "I'm going to be fine..." Jim, Lorene, Lynette, and Dorothy have all had their turns being with Shelley today. Dorothy will be staying the night tonight--Jim is there right now.