Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 6

I can't believe day 6 is almost over. I am so glad. That means 22 more days until she can stop taking the steroids. YAY!

Last night was rough, really rough. She started having nightmares when she heard Scott open her door. She did the same thing in the hospital...only that door opening meant someone was going to check her out/move her around. Breaks my heart that the sound of a door opening triggered the horrible nightmares throughout the night. I ran in everytime and she would yell, "Get out mom! Go away!" Stab to the heart. I am her mommy and I'm supposed to comfort her, but I couldn't last night because she didn't want me to. I want to blame that on the steroids....and I will. Slade also woke up 3 times screaming, but opposite times of Taleah. I ran in everytime, but I was able to comfort him. Scott also woke up once...sleepwalking and asking for a spoon for the chemo and phone call...what the heck. I had to yell at him to snap him out of it and then he threw the spoon down on the counter. I then decided that this night couldn't get worse. I had to keep an eye on him, Slade and Taleah.

The day went pretty well. She wasn't too crazy. She munched on little things all day long. String cheese, wheat thins and cheetos are her new thing. Still drinking lots of water. That dang medicine...I have got to find a solution asap. I tried teaching her how to swallow a pill, but that didn't work out too well. Who would have ever thought that I would have to teach my 2 1/2 yr old how to swallow a pill...? That sucks. I am going to try the syrup route because chewing them isn't working out too well.

I feel like we are getting a better grasp on things and accepting what has been dealt. Doesn't mean I am happy about it. I'm not. Still doesn't seem right. However, things are in a little different perspective now. I kinda see the big picture. One thing I do know...families are everything. Friends are great too and I am so grateful for them but families are where it's at! Our families mean more now than they ever have! They have been AMAZING throughout this entire process (makes it sound so long but it's only been 1 week).

It's been 1 week since the diagnosis. One week down... a lot more to go.

We can do this!


  1. Dont know if this would help,buti remember darrens mom telling me she would put their pills in a go gurt and they would drink it up without knowing it? Maybe it's worth a shot.. I don't know. Anyway, you guys got this.. Lots of love!

  2. Hang in there you guys!!! This can truly bring your fan closer together! Im sorry if that doesn't sound right- we are praying for all of you! You have a cute little family!! I don't think you know how strong you can truly be girl!! Keep up the good work:)

  3. I know that with older people who can not swallow pills anymore they put them in pudding or applesauce. This seems to help them out a lot. Not sure if it will work for you or not but it is worth a shot. We are praying for you and things will get easier.

  4. I had so much fun with Taleah today. It was great to see you guys. Wish I could help more! Love you lots.

  5. You can do it and I give you all the props in the world for trying to get medicine down that sweet girl. I have an almost 3 yr old son who is a bruiser and I can't get him to take anything on a normal sick day. Although I have found purple works for him. Mainly because he took one medicine that was purple and now he thinks they all taste good. We've mixed liquids in sprite before and that seemed to work too. I don't know if you can mix her meds in stuff; but maybe check with the doctor or online and see if there is anything that you could mix it with that won't dilute it. Good luck and we're pulling for and praying for your sweet little girl in the Polson household.

  6. I'm sorry you had such a rough night!

    Daph never chewed her pills. At first we would crush them and put them in syrup. Then after a while we worked on swallowing. The secret? Start small. Those little bitty m&ms. Then work up to regular sized m&ms. That way, it doesn't taste awful if it sits in their mouths, AND they think it is a game. It will take some time. But once they get it, life gets WAY easier. Also, invest in a pill cutter. Why we just barely purchased one is beyond me.

    Good luck!