6:30 PM: We're having a good time at Grammy and Nannie's house. We arrived yesterday just after lunch time. We had stopped on the road earlier at a McDonald's, because we got hungry. It was a rather strange experience. I did the drive-through so that I wouldn't have to take Sophie inside (her ANC was pretty reasonable on Wednesday, but I don't know how quickly it was dropping). I didn't have any cash, so I handed the lady my credit card after I had ordered. She said she couldn't take cards at "this register" (implying that other registers would accept the card). When I told her I didn't have cash, she asked if I wanted to cancel the order. I said no and told her I couldn't come inside because I had a child with cancer in the back seat who couldn't be exposed to lots of people. I don't think I've ever played the "cancer card" (and it made me feel guilty to do so), but boy did she turn her attitude around. She spoke with the manager, who ran the card at another register inside, and they couldn't have been more polite and friendly after that. In fact, when she handed me the card back, she gave us an extra Happy Meal toy (the toddler version, which Sophie has really enjoyed) and said "God Bless you." It was nice to get what we needed, but I sure did hate having to be manipulative to get it.
Sophie has been flitting around the house, making everyone laugh and smile. Mom says Nannie is smiling and laughing more than she had been, so Sophie seems to be doing a good job of cheering her up.
Randall called from the road as he and Elisabeth were headed to the camp. They had all stopped for dinner on the way there, and it took a long time, so he was getting antsy to get there. He hasn't called since, so I don't know whether he doesn't have a signal or they've just been too busy. It stopped raining here today, so I hope they're having good weather.
Sophie seems to be feeling well and has a good appetite. She's getting several ugly bruises, so I think her platelets are getting pretty low. I wouldn't be surprised if she needs a platelet transfusion on Wednesday when she goes back to the clinic.