My sweet, brave Millie. You are a fighter and today has been one of the best yet.
This morning during rounds her doctor laughed with me and said that even though she looks fantastic he is still convinced she had a transplant and referred to her as his star patient. Millie, you are a star and everyone can see it.
Brady and I have both been feeling like our luck was coming to an end. Millie has been feeling a lot worse the last couple days, but today she woke up and the first thing out of her mouth was, "I feel great today" and for the most part it stayed that way. She sang A LOT! Our fabulous nurse, Kathy heard Millie sing Party In The USA in every key possible. Our visitors Tami, and Tasha also got to hear a rendition of it. She was a party machine today.
When I called this evening to check on her I could hear her giggling. Brady told me they were being silly and teasing each other. It's now after 11 and every time Brady suggests that she should go to sleep she smiles ear to ear and says "But I'm not tired, besides, it's not like I have anything to wake up for," and giggles.
Millie is getting sick of her mouth-care routine. She does it 4x a day and she gags or throws up every time without fail. She hates doing it and tears up when it's time, but while I know that prayers and faith are keeping her sores at bay, I also know that she needs to do her part and that it doing her care properly, so we have to push it. I hate playing the bad guy, but it has to be done and hopefully one day she will understand how blessed she is to not be experiencing the pain most transplant patients face.
Austin was with my mom today and this evening he headed with Nana and Grandpa Jeff to the ranch. I am home alone tonight and I miss my family dearly. I can't wait for us all to be together again.