7:43 PM (Randall posting): We all had a pretty good day today. Susan left early this morning for work and made record time thanks to little or no traffic. I'm sure that she is happy to be getting in some hours at work for a change. Elisabeth was home for Good Friday, so the girls watched a new Dora video that came in the mail yesterday (thanks to Heather and Steve). After that, Scooby Doo was on TV, so the girls watched that (Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster). During our TV-fest, the UPS man came with two big packages and another, smaller one (Elisabeth spotted him on the road and ran yelling through the house, "The mail is here!"). The delivery was several things that we had ordered from American Girl (the girls had received a gift certificate from our friends Mark and Julie in Albuquerque). That took care of the rest of the morning. For lunch we ate at Cracker Barrel. I was feeling especially brave. After that the three of us went shopping for a few things. Sophie finally got to meet the pharmacist who has been working with us since Sophie's diagnosis. She continues to spread joy in lots of places! Then, when it felt like we might never get home, we did, and we all took a nap. This evening, Ms Dawn came to sit with the girls while Susan and I went to church for our Good Friday service. We just got home and popped the girls in the tub.
Healthwise, both girls seem to be doing fine. Elisabeth does not like wearing her splint or her boot, but I keep reminding her that sometimes there are consequences for making bad choices, and we leave things at that. Sophie is starting to bruise a little bit on her knees and shins (probably from dropping platelet count) and she seems to be increasingly tired. I'm certain that her counts will reflect all of this come Tuesday. Her hair is noticeably thin now. She is still the same generous, loving girl, though.