Abbey eating lemon chicken
So I'm sure you're wondering if the lack of posts means Abbey is having a rough time right now, or doing great. Well.... she's doing amazingly great!! She made it through her first week of steroids with minimal side effects and she continues to amaze us in how well her body is handling this tough phase. Her appetite has been up and she is still craving lemon chicken among some other interesting things, but other than the increased appetite, we aren't seeing as many side effects as we anticipated. She has been off the steroids since yesterday and they seem to already be coming out of her system.
She kept us laughing last week with the things she was asking for... of course the famous lemon chicken, black olives, carrots dipped in ranch dressing and munster cheese. Jim made a couple "Giant Eagle" trips to satisfy those cravings... anything to help make this easier for our girl!
Last Thursday we were at the clinic for her two doses of chemo in her port and we have a break until next Thursday. She will again get the same two doses of chemo and then next Friday she starts the steroids again for a second week. When she finishes the second week of steroids we will be past the first half of this phase. We are getting there and have been so happy that it hasn't been too hard yet.
We spent all morning outside and although cool, definitely nice enough for us to be out. Abbey is still able to run around and is playing like normal. We feel that so many prayers have been answered these last couple weeks. Thanks for checking in and praying.
Also, there was a comment from Jessica on the last post asking for the lemon chicken recipe :) That gave me an idea.... on the next post I will put the recipe and then if any of you have easy, good recipes you'd like to share, you can put one in the comment section. Then we can all get some new recipes :) Thanks for asking Jessica.... and check back soon (hopefully by tomorrow) for our "recipe exchange".