Friday, December 19, 2008

Cross Your Fingers

We took our daughter up to the Children's Hospital today for her audiology testing and blood work. Her hearing came back within the normal range. Her really high pitch and really low pitch is down from last time it is on the border for the lowest of normal ranges, but those pitches are ones that we don't usually hear anyway so not a big deal. The audiologist was very impressed with her. She couldn't believe how well she did with her testing for how old she is, our little girl was very patient and only pulled the ear bud out twice! Way to go baby! Her blood work came back and her counts look really good (good enough to head in for her 4th chemo round this Sunday). So, we are planning to go in Sunday morning (unless her cold she has turned into a secondary infection before then and she fevers). So everyone.....cross your fingers or say a prayer. Her cold is still lingering and doesn't seem to be getting better, but she isn't fevering, which is great. It looks like we will be home for Christmas, Hooray!!! While we were in clinic waiting, the nurse brought us in a Christmas stocking full of small toys and goodies for her. The stockings were donated by one of the construction crews working on the hospital. People never cease to amaze me with their generosity. Our daughter was excited to play with the little baby doll that was in the stocking. The nurses had all those that received a stocking sign a thank you card to give back to the construction crew and as a I was thinking about what to write on the card I read some of the other comments. The kids that wrote their own thank yous touched my heart. They go through such difficult stuff while at the hospital and it is nice for them to have generous people bring a smile to their faces. There are so many good people in the world. I hope that in the future I will be able to return the favor to many others that go through similar trials/sickness in their lives.

9 comments:

Julie said...

Okay, you got the tears a flowing with those sweet, endearing pictures. It brought up so many emotions and thoughts of what you and your dear little family have been through the last four months. Wow! I need to let you know how impressed I have been by your courage and attitude. You have handled a really hard and scary situation so humbly and with so much faith. I wish I could find the words to let you know what a strength that has been to me. I just hope and pray that this next chemo treatment will go as smoothly as possible and that you will be able to enjoy your Christmas together in your home. I love you all so very much. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Julie

Tara said...

You will be in our prayers! It will be the best Christmas ever! I love the slide show. She is precious.

Memmott Family said...

I too loved the slide show. I cried too.. You are an amazing family. We will keep you in our prayers this week as always and so you can have an enjoyable christmas with your other children at home. We love you and are thinking of you. Merry Christmas!
Scott Liz and BOys

Laura said...

You are always in our prayers!
I love hearing about the generosity and thoughtfulness of others as well. It's nice to be reminded that in times of trial there is so much good in the world!

Doug and Carol Ann said...

We loved the pictures!! Thanks for sharing and we know you are blessing many lives as you travel down this unfamiliar path. We're praying that the treatment will go as scheduled and that her cold will get better. Thanks to all who are supporting this wonderful family with their prayers and generosity. Love, Gr and Gr. R

bestemor and the president said...

Sorry I can't type much. My keyboard is all wet. We love you more than our words can express.

mich said...

Oh I LOVE the pictures! She is so angelic! Those big eyes , so cute! I am so glad that you will be able to be home with your family for christmas! That is the best!

Sharla said...

I loved the slideshow! I hope he cold goes away and things will go smoothly. Good luck tomorrow!!! Have a Merry Christmas! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Greg and Lisa said...

You are an amazing little family! Darling pictures that brought tears to my eyes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you continually! We love you all! Thank-you for your strength and example!