Here we are again, Kris is back for her third round of treatment at Oasis and I'm home alone with the girls. I'm cautiously optimistic about this third trip, knowing that she is still early in her treatment cycles and that no change, or even a small change in the wrong direction isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is going to be a long road for Krissy and I have to be prepared for bumps in the road, no matter how discouraging they might seem in the short term.
Krissy left on Sunday and this time her best friend Lori accompanied her down to sunny Tijuana. I'm sure those girls will take lots of walks and watch The Sweetest Thing about a thousand times. So without further ado, I'm going to turn you over to Lori and let her show us Oasis through her eyes. I'm a bit behind posting their first day, so I'll try to have tonight's update written on time. I was pooped and fell asleep on the couch with Camryn :)
After a Great night sleep for both of us we woke up early to get our day started. It was a great start for me with a nice warm shower, however for some reason Krissy's shower was cut short, all of a sudden the water just turned off and we had no water in our room for about 30 minutes, ugh!! While finishing getting ready, a nurse came to draw blood from Krissy, little did he know he had his work cut out for him. Let's see after the 3rd and 4th vein he was able to get just a little bit, Krissy was so funny, she told him she must have left her blood at home. He then continued to try to draw more and by the 7th vein he was able to get a little more. Krissy handle it all so well and was such a trooper, I was just hoping her day would take a turn for the better and I believe it did.
Off to the cafeteria for some breakfast, I was looking forward to seeing how the food would be and I was pleasantly surprised, it was actually quite tasty. While at breakfast we saw Bruce and I met his wife Vickie who gave Krissy a big welcome hug and were so happy to see her. I was in awe of all the people who work at Oasis, many of them remember Krissy, all said hi and gave her hugs, it was great to see.
After breakfast we went back to our room where Krissy received her 1st treatment of the week which was Genoxal. Yay, they hit her vein the 1st time, Krissy was happy about that after what she went through this morning. Once her treatment finished we decided to enjoy the beautiful sunny day, so we went to the courtyard and read for a bit and also enjoyed watching a little girl named Farron, from England who was almost 3 years old. What a sweet little girl with a sweet little accent. We learned that her mom, Jo, had passed away yesterday, which was very sad news to hear. I know this news hit Krissy really hard, but also know that this will make her fight her fight even harder.
We decided to go to lunch where again enjoyed some delicious food and had great company. We met another couple who are Amigo's here at Oasis of Hope and also met Farron's daddy, Matt. He seemed to being going through all the motions, however after all he has been through he was still very positive with his road ahead for he and his daughter. Talking with him and seeing Farron again was really hard for Krissy, however in some ways I feel that God maybe placed them here for Krissy to meet so it will continue to give her the faith and strength she needs to continue her fight for great health.
After lunch we decided again to go enjoy this beautiful weather and took a walk to the ocean which is just a few blocks away. It was nice to get out, walk and enjoy the beautiful view and sounds of the ocean. We then went back to our room to catch up on emails, read and relax for a bit.
We headed down for diner and enjoyed an interesting meal of broccoli and tofu, Krissy opted out on that dish and chose to have the salad. We met 2 woman from Canada that sat at our table with us and are also true believers in the natural and holistic way of healing. From dinner we headed to the chapel for group where everyone told there stories and it amazed me how positive everyone was and the faith they have in God was so incredible. We are now back in our room for the night, going to watch a little TV and call it a night, until tomorrow.