9:20 PM: It was a much more relaxed day today. Just to give you an indication of how tired Sophie must have been, she (who usually is up at 6:30) slept in until 9:00 this morning. It may have been our most productive morning at home with Sophie so far. We were both working at home today. One bit of good news--the fellow across the street has just opened a new garage to do car repairs. Someone from our congregation called him early this morning, and he came over to the house (who know mechanics made house calls?). He looked over the car, took the battery back to his place, charged it up, fixed a loose connection, and charged us a grand total of $30. Now that was unexpected. It hasn't lessened Randall's desire to buy a new car though. I'd like to live with no car payments for while longer (although what we've paid in repairs over the last three months has definitely been more than car payments would have been).
Sophie will head back to the clinic tomorrow with Randall. She'll get vincristine (in her IV) and shots in her thighs (aspariginase, or "peg shots" as they tend to call them). Assuming she doesn't need a transfusion (which she may) it may not be a long day. She seems to be bruising a fair amount and is quite pale. We're eager to hear how her counts are doing. She had lots of energy at church tonight and was happy to see our friends.
We may have a budding drummer on our hands. The revival preacher brings his praise band with him each night, and the drums are set up in the sanctuary. After the service tonight, the drummer was showing the kids how to drum, and apparently Sophie was really getting into it. I told him I wanted his phone number so I can call and complain in ten years when Sophie is practicing drums in our house. Elisabeth is really into the revival. She's very disappointed that we're going to miss part of it tomorrow because she has dance class. She also said she's looking forward to the healing service they will do on Wednesday, because she wants them to pray over Sophie. So sweet. I figured her first thought would be that they would pray over her broken finger.