On Friday, July 4th, Mari seems to be slowly getting worse. She seems to now have the shakes all over her body. When she tries to pick out a DVD to watch her hand is shaking so badly. She still has continuous diarrhea and throwing up. She now has not eaten since Tuesday, July 1. She gets her second 24 hour dose of antibiotic at 7pm. It seems like Mari might be getting a little bit better only because for the first time since getting sick she actually sleeps for a good 6 to 7 hours straight. At this point I am really starting to notice that she is not peeing very often. The last time she had peed was about 12 noon and maybe 12 to 18 hours before that. The doctors just keep saying its ok because she has been having so much diarrhea. They say the fluid she is losing in her diarrhea is causing her not to go pee that often. I am now also starting to notice that she is starting to somewhat swell up but not too terrible. At the beginning of the day the doctor tell us her platelet count is also starting to fall. She had been at 100,000 the day before and now she is at 80,000.
Because today is the 4th of July, Keith and I are able to watch the fireworks from the hospital room window. We thought we were going to miss it. It is kind of nice to know we can at least see them. Keith heads home around 1am and I stay with Mari again. I just push her over a little bit so I can lie beside her and cuddle next to her for the night. I guess you can say I just need to feel close to her.