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Day gone sour

I told someone this morning that I would take hungry over grumpy any day of the week as a steroid side effect. Apparently I spoke too soon.

As soon as the pudding episode passed, we took the kids to school and went to Cracker Barrel for our feast of much happiness. But by the time we got home from CB she was broken. Her tummy hurt, her legs hurt, she needed to poop, she was tired, but didn’t want to close her eyes…it was terrible. She just cried all afternoon, she was a mess. She did finally perk up for a while later in the evening, but she went to bed sad and mopey. It was the strangest thing, she looked normal when she went to bed Sunday, but Monday she woke up all swollen and little pot belly. Like overnight she was 6 months pregnant. I do love how she rubs it and grins though, she digs the belly.

We have Lil Tales tomorrow morning and I hope that she feels better and is able to enjoy her time there. It is always a good place for her and she usually has fun, so I’m hoping it will lift her heavy little spirits.

I am not looking forward to this every month, for either of our sakes. Through the summer there didn’t seem to be a lot of effect from the steroids, but I’m thinking that it is one of those things that will just continue to build up in her system and knock her down each month. I’m praying for her to feel relief from the side effects soon and for her little body to fight as hard as it can.

We had beautiful smiles and laugher on Sunday so I’m waiting for those to return soon. Please keep her in prayers as she copes with all the emotional side effects of what her body goes through, that’s almost harder to watch than the physical. I know in my heart that the low counts and the aches and pains are from her chemo doing their jobs but when she cries and cries and just curls up in misery, it breaks my heart. She is such a happy girl and to see her broken down like this hurts.

Pray I get to bed NOW and sleep like I should be.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

6 Comments on “Day gone sour”

  1. #1 Karalyn
    on Sep 11th, 2007 at 11:59 am

    I hope Peyton has a better day today!

  2. #2 Julie V.
    on Sep 11th, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Dear Jesus,

    I lift dear precious Peyton up to you. You know exactly how she feels with all the medications she has to take on a regular basis. Please give her some relief from the pain, the bloating and many other symptoms she experiences on a day to day basis.

    I pray that Peyton would sleep well, that her appetitie would be normal and that her spirit would be lifted up.

    I pray that you would give strength, peace, patience and wisdom to Anissa, Pete, Nathaniel and Rachael as they continue to love Peyton during these difficult and stressful times when Peyton is feeling miserable.

    I pray that you would remind this family just how much you love them and how much you long to help them through each difficult circumstance.

    I pray all of these things in your Holy and Precious name.


  3. #3 basi
    on Sep 11th, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Hi Anissa,
    I'm sorry about the steroid craziness. Maybe this would be a good time to send her to big kid school. :WINK Just kidding.

    I hope your week gets better. love, basi

  4. #4 Ami Czorapinski
    on Sep 11th, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    I will continue to keep Peyton and your family in my prayers. I pray that Peyton's steriod induced grumps go away quickly and are replaced with her beautiful smile. Remember that those of us with children enduring this battle are right there with you. Continue to keep your chin up and know that God will see you all through.

  5. #5 Penny Hawkins
    on Sep 12th, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    I am so sorry Ms.Peyton doesnt feel well. I wish I could help – her or you – or both of you…… Trust me I completely understand about days like this day. We are "Praying You Through…" Penny, Nikki, Jared and William. Miss you – Penny


  6. #6 Jayden Thomas
    on May 5th, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I got my pot belly from drinking a lot of beer. now i have to do a lot of Cardio to remove my pot belly.`””