March 28, 2010
A Prayer for the Parents
A note from Mom....
While Lindsey is tolerating the chemotherapy very well (no significant problems with nausea and other tummy issues) the new behaviors surfacing is posing a challenge. We have reached out to Dr. Taylor to inquire about adjusting the medication and to see if we should add a new one to combat the manic type behaviors.
Lindsey finds comfort in me reading to her. Yesterday evening I read outloud while she moved about her room. The evening was going well until at 8:30 she decided that Aunt Nancy needed to come over. In the midst of discussions, Melanie Peters called and she came to the rescue. She came over for about an hour, she helped Lindsey finish up the reorganization of Hannah's closet (yes Hannah, beware...in the midst of the evening she ascended on your room), and we ended the evening with a sampling of desserts from Linda Cloud, Rhonda Mathews, and Chris. At 10:30pm, Lindsey feel asleep. Whew, that was nice. I thought we would have a restful night.
At 1:30am, Bob and I were awakened by Lindsey. She was up and her body was aching. She laid on the floor sobbing. We stretched and we rubbed for 30 minutes. Lindsey laid back down, and we returned to bed. Lindsey did not stay in bed. She decided that the bathroom, once again, needed to be cleaned. This photo is what we awakened to. Most rooms that Lindsey ascends upon ends up like this. You don't dare to help or she becomes violent. This is not our Lindsey.
I ask that you pray for the personality disorders to go away. We ask that you pray for patience and strength for our family. It's exhausting.