Saturday, November 29, 2008
"These Are Days ......
..... you'll remember. Never again and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm like this. And as you feel it, you'll know it's true, that you are blessed and lucky." These are a few lines from one of my all time favorite songs by Natalie Merchant and the 10,oo0 Maniacs. The past few days, the last week actually, has been nothing short of amazing. Surrounded by my entire family and to have Zoey home, if only for a short time, has been a blessing. Monday we head back to Children's and don't hold me to it but ..... I think we actually may have until Wednesday before she is an inpatient again. Why do I think maybe that is the scenario? Well, here is a phone conversation I had the other day. Verbatim. "Hi, is this a parent of Zoey Needham? Yes it is. This is Children's Hospital of LA confirming your reservation for chemo on Wednesday December the 3rd." SAY WHAT!!!!!! RESERVATION???? Now appointment, I get... but reservation? PLEASE. My response was ..... "I was looking for perhaps maybe a reservation on a plane to Hawaii. Not really chemo." I thought it was a classic line that I won't soon let go of. Much to the dismay of my children. They are completely sick of hearing me repeat the story. But Wednesday it is. Now the question is ..... do I pack swimsuits or dress for cooler weather? Kidding. Monday they will re-access her line, draw blood and see where we are at.If all is well, Round 2 will commence on Wednesday. I actually am anxious to get the next round underway. It is like, hurry up and let's get this thing over with and get on with life. I know the next round may not be as kind on our precious Zoey. I hope it is. Let's pray it is. As for Zoey. Amazing. Strong. Happy. Seemingly healthy. And that is the hard part. She looks and acts so healthy. To think that this nasty disease is anyplace in her body is unfathomable sometimes. We have truly made the most of our time at home. A few more days left. Caitlin headed back today. Jess and Matt tomorrow. Then life begins a new normal on Monday. The ever changing world of new normals. Please continue the abundance of prayers that I know are being sent on Zoey's behalf. What a lucky little girl she is. Yes ...lucky. We all are ...... blessed and lucky.
Zoey and her new hat !!! This darling hat was a gift from Zoey's friend Hannah in Atlanta. Isn't it so cute? Thank you Foy family for the hat and the gift cards ..... we love you guys!
And Zoey hamming it up in her mirror, which she loves to do!