Thursday night, Mollie was craving "steroid food" and wanted to go to Subway for a turkey and cheese sandwich. So, off we went, and the food seemed to hit the spot. But, a few hours after we got home, Mollie started complaining of acid reflux (or so I thought). I gave her some Zantac and put her to bed.
She came downstairs around midnight, not feeling well. I tried to soothe her and get her to go back to sleep, but she just couldn't get comfortable. Then around 1 am, she started throwing up. Afterwards, she said she felt much better. We cleaned her up and got her back to sleep. When she woke up in the morning, she had cramping and diarrhea (but no fever). She also said it felt like her heart was racing.
I thought it was probably food poisoning (Lucy and I didn't have turkey sandwiches, and we were fine), so to be safe we headed to clinic. All of her vitals (temp, HR, BP, etc) looked completely normal and since she had a good ANC just two days prior, they didn't need to draw blood. Dr. McD advised us to just keep track of her temperature and make sure she was drinking lots of fluid.
We spent most of the day resting (perfect weather for it: rain) and she woke up this morning feeling much better! Lucy was adorable and helped me take care of Mollie; she gave her lots of kisses and hugs and offered her snacks and Gatorade.
Tomorrow is the last day of steroids for this round, and I have to say she is handling them very well. I think preparation is key (pretty much true for everything). We have lots of steroid food (chips, applesauce, cheese, Hawaiian rolls, etc). and some new videos on hand for rest periods.