Blister on Jesse's tongue
Good morning to Jesse's friends and family,
I took one on the chin for Team Catron and stayed the night with Jesse on a work night. I have a very important pre-construction "kickoff" meeting this morning with a school district that I have never met but has asked A&P that I run the job from the recommendation of their construction consultant GVE. What an honor that GVE thinks enough about the way I run work and treat my subs that they would ask for me. I am going to show up with blood shot eyes and circles under them because I don't sleep at the Hospital. I know Dee sleeps through a lot of the activities the Nurses have to go through because she is used to sleeping through my snoring. She doesn't hear my alarm go off when I get up for work at 4am or me shaving and dressing (she doesn't hear the F16's either when they take off so that should tell you all you need to know). Apparently our neighbors husband snores loud too because she slept through all of her beeps. I was calling in both. I don't mind though. I got to spend a little time with Jesse and give Dee a well deserved break. Three nights in a row is tough. Think what Jesse must be feeling.
If today was the first day you saw Jesse your heart would skip a beat and you would think of my gosh (see pictures again). And if it was the first time you saw her throw up a bucket of nothing but blood you wouldn't believe it possible. We had a new Nurse, that I have never seen , and I know has never seen Jesse because that is what she was experiencing. She walked in the room and the first thing she said was "wow, I have never seen that many pumps on a pole". Jesse has a 103 fever so she had her choice of how to take her Tylenol. She chose swallowing the pills (and suffering the pain) instead of crushed (because of the terrible taste) or the grape liquid (because of the volume she would have to take) knowing any way would cause throwing up. Right on que she took the pills and started throwing up blood. It freaked the Nurse out. "Is she suppose to be throwing up blood"? (NO)
But she has improved since I stayed with her Sunday and seeing her Tuesday (see pictures again). She couldn't open her mouth that far or stick her tongue out at all because of the swelling. Her entire mouth has these blistering sores all the way down her throat. And still she tries to be up beat. She is truly my Hero. I am so proud that she is my daughter and she has the courage to stay strong in her beliefs while dealing with all these effects of treatments.
I will have to leave before we get the daily print out of her vitals. I imagine no ANC again because when they show up they will be fighting the sores.
Have a great day and please pray for Jesse's sores to go away.
We love you all and thanks for the blogs