Courage for Kennedy – Journal


May 15, 2005

Category: Treatment – Melenie – 11:07 am

We had good news today after having a very hard day yesterday. Kennedy’s numbers look well enough for her to go home! We will still wait for her numbers after her 4:00 pm blood draw but things look very good. She is eating Orange Chicken literally by the pound (2 lbs. in a day!) and last night she was acting like the Kennedy we all know and love.

Yesterday, she had an injection of chemo and they gave her Fentenyl (a narcotic) to help her remain calm but she had an allergic reaction and began to become hysterical and was covered in a rash. Luckily, her nurse had chased it with Benadryl so within 30 minutes she was calm and almost rash free. It is very difficult to see our little baby act like someone we don’t know. We were warned that the steroids would make her aggitated and they were not kidding, we just weren’t prepared.

This is a quick note so I will try and find time later to answer the questions we have been getting and give more detailed information.

For now, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Melenie

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