Monday, May 27, 2013

update may 27 evening

Cheyenne received her bag of blood around nine this morning.  Because this was her first time they monitored her closely for reactions.  This meant vitals done every 15 minutes for the entire 3 hours it took for her transfusion.  Because it is done according to body size she didn't receive the entire unit but about 1/3-1/2.  Cheyenne had no problem getting new blood because hers was sick.  She was proud because she thought that getting blood was a badge of honour (just like her friend Crystal).  Since she woke up from her nap this afternoon she has been wired and chatting up a storm with all the nurses.  They are suprised by her turnaround from last night.  At the moment as I type this she has disconnected her heart monitors and is using the oximeter and 2 straws and making monster sounds.  The change is welcomed.  Thanks to all who have been praying for us today and sending encouraging words.  We appreciate it.

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