Monday, November 10, 2008
"When it is Dark Enough, You Can See the Stars"Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tonight I arrived home to find Joe already asleep.He was a holy terror for Taylor this evening.As per Taylor's description. I think she slipped him his Melatonin a bit early.Who could blame the poor girl?She has been doing the mommy and daddy role solo, most every day.Have I mentioned how proud I am of her?I mean really,really proud of her.Today was especially difficult for her.Both boys have come down with colds.I know,great.I have a child with a white count of 1 and an ANC of 90 and colds are circulating around the house.Maybe it's a good thing I spend most of my time at the hospital.Maybe I will miss it.Hopefully.All the more reason to start eating better and trying to rest when I can.Much easier said than done.But tomorrow I plan on loading up on the vitamin C,just in case.So from the numbers you can see that she STILL has not zeroed out.Who would have thought I would be wishing for my child's immunity protection to be completely wiped out?But it is a necessary evil.It's the only way she can then turn around and head in the right direction and then,maybe we can head home for a week before Round 2.Zoey,as you can see from the pictures,had another fabulous day.They took her off IV fluids so that makes her tube free.Which is great.Do you see something else interesting about the pictures?Look close ..... that's my girl ..... sitting ..... alone ...unsupported ..... by herself.Granted,she was not up for long,maybe a few minutes but hey at least she's up.She hasn't been this close to sitting since right before seizures, which was in January.How is that for resiliency?I mean seriously,the child was just diagnosed with Leukemia,she just finished her 1st Round meds. and now is when she decides to sit.Amazing,simply amazing.Today I briefly met a couple of Zoey's "friends" on the floor.First there was Faith.Faith is 3 years old and has ALL.Just diagnosed and they sent her home but have her heading back on Wednesday to begin treatment.Hardly seems fair to be sent home only to have to basically turn around and be readmitted.Kind of a tease.The other child I met was Christopher.Christopher is 10 and oh I could just squeeze him.So cute.He also has ALL,like Faith but has been in patient for a long time.So sweet these kids and because of their little extra something,something I just want to grab them and love on them.Who knows,maybe one day.Well,that's about all.I am going to settle in and head to bed.Novel concept considering it is only 11:30.Early for me.Keep those prayers coming .... look at Zoey,you can tell she feels them.For that we are humbled and most especially grateful .... as always.