Tricia started feeling the fatigue from the chemo yesterday. We remember, after the first treatment, that the first Sunday (both treatments have been on a Wednesday) was the first day she started to feel the side effects as well. If the pattern holds true, she'll continue to feel more and more fatigued throughout the rest of the week, with Friday (that dreaded Day 10) probably being the worst. She was also complaining about stomach problems this morning, which may or may not be related.
Gwyneth continues to show a greater awareness of her surroundings. She is beginning to grab more things with her hands, although I don't think she actually realizes that she is because she's not reaching for anything yet. She is smiling more and more, and is starting to show signs of laughter when we talk to her. She's drooling all over the place, which means more baths and changes of clothes.
I am still trying to find the balance between all of my responsibilities. We discovered, after the last treatment, that Tricia will become very disabled over these next few days, and somebody will need to be with her 24/7 until she's feeling better. It's a HUGE blessing to be so close to so much family, which allows me to fulfill other obligations (not that I consider my family an "obligation").
Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers. I'll leave you today with my new favorite photo...