Had a talk with the nurse, Mary Jane, who comes to do the blood work for us tomorrow. She suggested that the allergic reaction is more than likely due to the cleaning sticks that we’re using than to the bandages. So when she comes tomorrow she’s bring more dressing supplies so we can use the cream to clear up the rash that is there and hopefully not aggravate it any further. In the meantime I can try putting a small piece of the silicone bandage elsewhere on her skin to see if she reacts to it. That was a suggestion by Teri. I mentioned it to Bernadette and it caused her to burst into tears. Oh what a little sleep could accomplish. With the new dressings and cream we’re really hoping to drive the itch monster away for good. That would probably help her sleep.
I wish I could say that we’re both over yesterday’s haircut but as yesterday wore on and today she’s not missing an opportunity to tell me how much she hates her hair being so short. BUT she’s able to put it in a pony tail herself which is a huge help. I think in a couple more days and some serious sleep to recharge her batteries she’ll agree that her hair is fine now. “It can happen!” (Angles in the Outfield movie quote)
Her ten minutes is up and guess who is finally asleep! Now the question is for how long? Hopefully a few hours anyway. A few being 17 hours. THAT would be so wonderful.
Last night I was telling her that her best friend, Sienna, is having a birthday party on Sunday and she said she’d really like to go. I told her it included lunch at Boston Pizza, followed by the new Paddington movie, and then to Askews for cake. It was going to be a long afternoon. She insisted she could handle it. I pressed her that it was probably way too much for her but no she was sure she could do it. Ok. Today I mentioned it again and she said the only part she really wanted to be at was to watch Sienna open gifts. When I told her the invitation said NO GIFTS she decided she wouldn’t go after all. I never expected she’d go in the first place but it sure was cute that for a little while she was actually keen about it and wanted to go. If there is a chance she feels up to it we may still try and take her to the movie, though I highly doubt she’d have the energy, unfortunately. Maybe with some sleep.
Anyway, now that she’s asleep, Mother here is also going for a much needed nap. Zoe was up at 4:30am for two hours which is so unusual for her. Bernadette enjoyed the extra time with Mommy though. Hopefully sleep will come to me in less than ten minutes too. One can hope.