Surgery and the ICU

Angelina is still in pediatric ICU since last Friday to monitor her breathing, since water filled her lungs. She has a four inch gash in her right side, from which the doctors sampled the tumor.

Dad said he felt like he’s been in a box because their room had no windows, but they’ve finally moved to a room connected to sunlight.

Little Angelina has finished her third chemotherapy treatment. She is exhausted from the constant morphine drip, chemo and other drugs, but is continuing to fight hard, so she can ride bikes again, lick her family members’ faces and laugh emphatically.

Guests have to wear body suits and face masks to guard against infection. Chemotherapy makes one’s immune system weak.

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