We're now two months in. We've experienced good and not-so-good. The last few days have definitely fallen under the 'not-so-good' column as we've encountered some hurdles on our path. In a double whammy of sorts, Paige has had to deal with her hair making a rapid exit from her head and an increase in nausea that left her unable to keep food down.
I've written many times about how tough this girl is--and this was no exception. She only admitted today--under my interrogation--that her anti-nausea meds weren't keeping the 'icky' feelings under control. That provided a great opportunity for me to remind her she doesn't have to be tough all the time. A simple call to the doctor provided another medication to add to the mix. Just a few hours later, Paige was actually asking for food--which she hadn't done in a few days.
It's looking like her hair will be all but gone in just a few days, as more and more of Paige's scalp is making itself known. She's been struggling with it, albeit quietly--I'd noticed she was avoiding mirrors and watching the eyes of family members as they spoke with her. This evening, however, I noticed a bit of a change. She started talking about it more, even guiding my hand to places of 'fuzz' on her head as she moved her pillow and placed her head on my lap.