Monday, December 1, 2008

Alrighty then .....




Well,my friend Kele is trying to work out the kinks with the button deal.Kele is my sweet friend that actually spent hours creating Zoey's button for me in the first place.Today she accidentally deleted Zoey's picture from her photobucket account.I still love you though Kele and won't hold it against you,promise.So .... it appears that Zoey's picture is back on my site but not everyone else's. I have no idea if the code is correct for everyone to try and grab it again but it would be great if someone could give it a try and see if it works.Taylor added the code for me because, after having this blog for nearly 9 months,I continue to be utterly and completely incompetent with computer technology.So, it looks as if we will need to ask all of you,our amazing friends, to re-grab and re-post her button to your sites.I know .... a pain in the neck but we really,really appreciate all the support you have given us by putting Zoey's story out there in the first place.We couldn't have come this far without knowing that we have had the prayers of countless friends,family and selfless strangers,to rally behind our tiny fighter.Speaking of which,an update on Zoey's appointment.After a nasty 1 hour and 45 minute commute this morning, we made it to her appointment.Be it late but at least there.I was not a happy camper, as depicted on Zoey's shirt today.Ironic thing is,I was also wearing a green happy camper shirt as well and it certainly did not accurately depict my mood of the morning.Be that as it may, we arrived and got down to business.After re-accessing her line,which trust me is not a pleasant experience,with or without numbing cream,she had her labs drawn.After a wait on those results and a wait to see her oncologist we finally had numbers and we are officially a go for Round 2 on Wednesday.I will be so thrilled to get it under way.What ever comes,comes but at least it is forward motion.Her platelets are 207,000,which is fabulous.Her hemoblogin was 10.8,great too and she had 0 blasts.Which made us all happy.Now,the real test will be her bone marrow biopsy on Wednesday.Ideal would be 0 blasts there as well.Here is hoping and praying for that to be the case.Happy would not even come close to being an accurate emotion if that becomes truth.So it remains a bit of a waiting game for now.Something I have learned or shall I say, am attempting to learn, to be comfortable with.Waiting.Today found us all getting back into the swing of things.Back to routines.Not all bad but I certainly preferred the tempo of the last week.What a gift it was.Truly a time of thanksgiving.I feel fairly prepared for Wednesday.Semi feel as if I have the lay of the land down on the 4th floor.I will be dreading leaving my family.Separating our lives,if only momentary.They all will miss our little princess but go we must.I go though, with a certain sense of peace knowing there really is no other choice.No other decision to be made.The lack of choices make things less complicated in many ways.I was able to decorate for Christmas this past weekend,do some shopping and get our cards out.All of which made my type A personality very happy.I leave here on Wednesday with my littlest love and I leave ..... hopeful. Hopeful feels comfortable to me for right now.How long that feeling stays, remains to be seen.My wish is .... indefinitely.Wish along with me,won't you?

If you need help on grabbing the button for your blog:
1.Click layout
2.Click "Add gadget"
3.Select Html/Java Script
4.Copy and paste the code under Zoey"s Button into content box
5.Click Save
Let me know if it works ..... what a hassle one little thing has been!

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I have Zoey's button linked to my blog and it's working! Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Zoey and the family. It was nice to read of the quality family time you had especially over the Thanksgiving holiday. I love the optimism of Happy Camper shirts:)

Reagan Leigh said...

I'm confused. The picture is still missing but if you click on it, it still takes you to the blog. I see your button has Zoey's picture back...but I don't see the box with the text that you have to copy onto your own site. Am I missing something? Help...I'm computer illiterate too!

Reagan Leigh said...

Amazing! I figured it out myself. Apparently there was a -2-1 in the script for the original picture. Now it is just -1...if that makes any sense! I just deleted the -2 and now it works on my site! Don't worry though...I don't need a button to pray for little miss Zoey!

About all of this said...

You are in my thoughts. All the best for the upcoming days!

Love
Claudia

Aunt Kim said...

cards????? my awe of you heather just increased. keeping zoey and your family in my prayers this week and will make sure all my busy friends who have also fallen in love with zoey say their prayers too. good luck.

presley's aunt kim

Anna said...

Thank you for the directions. More illiterate than you for sure! Keep checking in and rejoice in your good news! Our adoption is moving pretty fast and we are so elated.

Rachel said...

Zoey is beautiful! I will be praying for her appointment on Wednesday. I tried the new code on my blog, and it works!

Michelle said...

I have been following your blog for a couple of months now as we have been introduced to the world of Down Syndrome & heart defects with the birth of our daughter Preslie in Sept. She has had her ongoing medical struggles as well but I have some ?'s for you if you don't mind me asking. How did they know Zoey had Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder...how did they test for that? Our Preslie is seeing a hemotologist Thurs because of issues with her white blood cells lately. They arent telling us much via the phone but the info I do have leads me to think she might have Leukemia. If you dont mind answering could you email me at mtherklesen@yahoo.com. thank you so much...you are all in our prayers!!!

Anne said...

Just checking in to see how you're all doing! Zoey looks wonderful, no worse for the wear. So glad to know so!

All 4 My Gals said...

We are praying for Zoey in Kentucky!

Shelli said...

And we are praying for Zoey in Texas! She's looks like such an angel and you have been an inspiration to me! Keep being strong and full of faith!
God loves you and that baby and all of your family so much!
Thank you for opening up your world to us.

Shelli

WheresMyAngels said...

I just noticed the spot was blank on my page. I'll try to redo it.

Continued prayers for your beauty. I love those pictures of her.