Mollie is taking a lot of medicines now. At least 4 different meds, twice a day. The majority of them are aimed at reducing the side effects of the chemo- mouth washes, antacid, etc., and then, of course, there's the steroid, dexamethasone. We call that the "icky" one. Mollie doesn't like it because it tastes terrible. I don't like it because that's the one that causes the moodiness, fluid retention, and fatigue. Fitting that it is the only one that tastes bad.
This weekend the fatigue seemed worse. Mollie tried to do an echappe (a ballet step) and almost fell down because her legs were so weak. It just about broke my heart and left her feeling pretty bad too. But then we went online and played some games-- Care Bears and Super Why-- that lifted her spirits. So did our tea party and watching a movie with daddy (especially the popcorn).
I got out of the house quite a bit this weekend to drink wine with my neighbor and meet my coworker's new baby girl. And I went to the market for the first time in 3 weeks to buy groceries- it was actually kind of nice! For an update on Lucy, see my other blog.