Today has been a day. I know in the scope of those battling cancer, I’m having it easy, never-the-less, Allistaire has become increasingly challenging in her fussiness. She has bits of time where she’s happy but it is punctuated by a lot of throwing fits. I can honestly say I do not ever remember being angry with Allistaire until today. Whether she is feeling crummy from her chemo or is moving into 2 year old reality, I do not know. Perhaps some of both? Every meal is a challenge as her absolute uninterest in eating is met with my absolute interest and sense of responsibility in getting her to eat. This adds stress to our day for both of us. The rest of her awake time she does great until her will comes into conflict with mine and then a temper tantrum ensues. It is always a challenge to know how best to discipline, but this environment and her situation makes it even tougher to navigate. I think I may need a plan in place for when she starts to throw a fit. I’m thinking we may need to just plan to stop what we’re doing and take a time out in her crib when this happens. The other part of this challenge is that she seems tired but hasn’t always been sleeping as long as it seems she really needs. She did not wake up this morning until 10:30 but then woke up early and cranky from her nap. Last night I heard her moan/whimper several times. I cannot imagine why she might be in pain so we are trying some additional anti-nausea medicine to see if this is the issue. My hope is that this is a phase that will pass as she gets to feeling better. Her blood levels are looking like they should. Her ANC (Absolute Neutrophil Count) was 312 today which is a much more suitable level. Her hematocrit (red blood count) and platelets are getting close to the threshold where she will be needing a transfusion of both in the next day or two. Thanks for your prayers. The following video is from the end of last week, so imagine this one fit times about 12 and you’ll have a better picture of our day.