Jordyn was so sick and miserable last week, but yesterday she seemed so much better as the day progressed and was just super tired, her tummy hurt but she was not throwing up but she still wasn't eating much, so I was very hopeful that she would handle the chemo this week really well. Today, I know that she is going to struggle this week. She is sooo tired, doesn't want to really move, her legs are hurting more and more, and she isn't keeping her food or drinks down... This is less than an hour after she got iv zofran... She is sad and feeling super yucky and spending all of her time on the couch only getting up to go to the bathroom. Since our hospital stay last week, she gets scared to go to sleep unless I stay there until she falls asleep. She is missing her friends and really misses leaving the house. She is actually asking for medicine (zofran to help her tummy...), which she has never done in the whole course of treatment until now. For her to admit she hurts or feels yucky means that she feels really yucky and hurts really badly. I think the hardest thing is just knowing it is going to get worse before it gets better...
I just tucked her in for a nap, and she said to me, "Mommy, I am sad..." Then a few minutes later I heard her gagging, and after she finished she said to me, "I am sorry I am so sick..." I told her it was okay and it wasn't her fault and we would take care of her. Anyway... What I am getting at is that I know something that you can do for her... She needs to know people are there for her and cheering her on even if she can't see them because she is stuck at home feeling sick and miserable. Here is what I am asking
Please mail her a letter, post card, whatever is easiest with her name on it with this information.
How you heard about her whether you are family, a Friend of a Friend, etc.
Where you live
And most importantly a message to Jordyn. It can be anything! Short, long, whatever you can find time to write. If you need our mailing address, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I think that getting supportive mail through these next few hard weeks will be an uplifting and wonderful experience for her and something she can always look back on and remember all the people who care and want to support her.
We love all of you and are so grateful for your support and especially your prayers.
If you need our mailing address, email me at email@example.com