Thursday August 9th, Short and Sweet

Yahooey!  We're home and get to sleep in our own beds tonight!  I tell you what, two nights on a vinyl couch with a fluorescent light on all night is not exactly the best sleep; but then again, it could have been much worse!  We got home this afternoon and Ingram was able to get a small nap in before the girls got off the bus.  Unfortunately, he started getting sick pretty much right when he woke up and saw the girls.  The girls were so excited to see Ingram and were trying so hard to help while he wasn't feeling his best...he's got the best girls in the world!

But before we got home, we had fun at the hospital.  Ingram's chemo ran each morning for about 3 hours and then when it's not running both daytime and nighttime, he has regular fluids going.  It's pretty funny though because we've learned that with the fluids running about every hour he has to go to the restroom; we try to always be by our room around then or else we're running back in a hurry!

We painted with Mae again on the canvas and wooden frame that Daddy and the girls brought to the hospital.  We also got to be part of a music video today and even told the guy making the video about the girls video; he was very impressed!   St. Jude was making a video of the song "Hey Jude" and we got to be in it!  It was just the chorus, but it was a lot of fun for everyone.  Ingram is still walking around the floor, our room, and the house singing "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Hey Jude" over and over again. 

We do have a couple prayer requests for tonight.  Ingram hasn't eaten much today because he just doesn't feel good; we can tell this round is affecting him more than the last one and the doctors told us each round would be different.  Also Madison has a fever and is being separated from all of us, but especially Ingram at home.  A fever normally isn't a big deal unless you're undergoing chemotherapy and your ANC is going down which means you can't fight infection at all.  The scary part about that is that if Ingram develops a fever, we get in the car and call St. Jude as we're driving in so that they can be ready for us.  So we'd really like for him to feel better so that he'll eat and for whatever Madison has to go away and not spread to anyone else.

Ingram was helping our nurse Robin flush his line after she unhooked his chemo. 
Two things to notice here other than our super hero in his Batman shirt...
Good- the window that the kids decorated with paint
Bad- she's dressed in protective gown and gloves that are attached in case the drugs spill or something...Scary!!

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