We're settled in now, second day of chemo under our belt. Hannah is doing well. She was eating well today until this afternoon, and has not eaten anything since, doesn't even want chocolate. She has been in pretty good spirits though, but she cries about once a day that she just wants to go home. Only a few more days I tell her.
We did have some excitement today. Hannah was chosen to be in a commercial for a company called Songs of Love. They are a non profit company that creates unique songs for chronically and terminally ill children. We filled out an information sheet, and they included everything in her song from family and friends names to favorite sports, animals, etc. The Childlife people here were asked to recommend a child and they thought of Hannah. She agreed to do it, so today a film crew showed up to make the production. The commercial will be aired on cable channels, and is intended to get people to donate their old cars (and money too) to the Songs of Love Foundation, so that more children are able to receive songs.
They brought with them Hannah's song, which we had not heard yet. John Beltzer is the creator of the foundation and the singer/songwriter and a very nice person. The Song of Love Foundation has been featured on the Rosie O'Donnell Show, Today Show, CNN, Black Eyed Peas concert, CBS with Dan Rather, and in People Magazine and much more.
John tried to put Hannah at ease while the crew set up everything, but you know Hannah she is pretty quiet around people she doesn't know. It was like being on the set of a big production! They did the takes over and over, and Hannah didn't have to speak much. When they asked her what she thought of her song she said "it's good." Little did I know that I would also be in the commercial (or I probably would have opted for a shower today!!!) She held up well, but was very tired from some of the medicines they had given her earlier. I wasn't sure if she would make it through, but she rallied! It will be interesting to see how it all comes together (I hear Dan Rather will be in it also from his earlier interview). I will post it here if I can do that. I will also post Hannah's song-again, barring any technical difficulties. Here is a link to their website, if you are interested in seeing all they do. Click HERE
Here is a picture of Hannah after the crew left, she fell asleep about 3 minutes after everyone cleared out.