Well, as you see from Meg's previous post, her hair began to fall out in clumps a couple of days ago. A sure sign that the chemo is well in her system. Meg finds this partmore traumatic than anything she has to endure. Her hair is literally her crowning glory; many, many people comment on the beautiful colour, and the gorgeous curls. However, this morning, her first words to me were "mum, will you shave my hair off today please?" I was relieved that she had come to her own realization that it's best for it to be done now, and not to wait for it to fall out completely on it's own. So, with good old Nana holding her hand (and the promise of $5!!) I shaved what was left of her beautuful hair. It's another day we won't forget, not only because of Meg's hair, but also that it coincides with Phil's birthday. Meg was very excited about it, and made a wool trail around the garden for Dad to follow to find his pressies. We bought him a punch bag, boxing gloves and a chain to hang it from the beams of our pergola - a very apt present for all the family really, considering how many angers and frustrations we have. So, we'll be having a good punch out there on a regular basis.....
We were in hospital yesterday for Meg to have a kidney function test. Sounds simple doesn't it.... but it's not. She has to be extremely hydrated which she managed to do orally and nt have to go on IV fluids. She has an IV cannula put into her arm, and also has her port needled. We then have to go to Nuclear Medicine for a tracer to be injected into her arm and bloods to be taken. Then we go back down to oncology and she has blood taken after one hour, two hours, two and a half hours and three hours, all through her port. We finally got out at around 3pm after getting there at 8.30am. We then went to the Cancer Council's Wig Library - (same a books but with wigs!) where Meggie chose her wig. She can change it as often as she likes, but she seems to like the blonde one best.
We're back to hospital on Monday for the next round of chemo and then following that, the all important tests to see what, if anything the chemo has done.
On a final note, I'd really like to thank a wonderful group of ladies that I don't even know (except Lisa!)! They all cooked meals for us, and made some of them into individual portions so that I can have a decent meal in the hospital which is so needed! So thank you, thank you Sam, Sam, Kiera, Jo, Nikki, Jacqui, Lisa and Tracy. Your thought, effort and generosity is so appreciated.