Phenon had a perfectly mediocre night. Pain management was better, but still plenty of sleep disrupters. But she did get periods of decent sleep. This morning, the sad news that the chest tube will not be coming out today. We were really hoping the chest tube was coming out today. Visitors will help lessen the blow!
In the meantime, I’m getting harassed (ahem, I mean lovingly prodded) to put up more of a wishlist. We truly don’t need anything else because y’all have so generously and lovingly taken care of all of our needs (other than, of course, making the f’ing lymphoma retreat PRIOR to chemo – get that done, people!!). However, overnight I realized one more thing we could use some help with. During my tour of the oncology treatment floor yesterday, I talked with the social worker about the loss of hair. She said that is always the biggest blow, especially for a teen girl. I would think most especially for Phenon, who has had so much joy expressing herself with her hair (special thanks to Cheryl who brought hair color spray to the hospital! Thinking that might be another boost today…). The social worker said that most girls get a wig, and wear it twice. It’s just too itchy and uncomfortable, and it doesn’t look real to anyone anyway. After that, most girls go with hats. So, our community, I thought maybe you could pour on the hats? Or the bandanas? Or anything else you think might help her rock the bald for a little while?
For my part, I’ve started the knitting plan. She has already picked a hat and yarn in the hospital, so that one has begun. But in my early morning obsessing at home with Rowan, I’ve come up with my own wish list. Here are some of the hats I’ll be making her (plus the one at the top of this post).
I’ve made a wish list of yarns, all from KnitPicks. So, my friends, if you’d help me get the yarn, I’ll get the knitting needles a-flyin’. Does that work for you as a wish list?
- 2 skeins Felici self-striping sock yarn in color: Goth
- 2 skeins Comfy fingering yarn in color: jalapeno
- 2 skeins Simply Cotton sport yarn in color: limeade heather
- 2 skeins Chroma fingering yarn in color: lollipop
- 2 skeins Simply Cotton sport yarn in color: mandarin heather
- 2 skeins Comfy fingering yarn in color: white