Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Best of Times .....






That is what I would have to say the last five weeks have been.We have been so very fortunate to have had 5 weeks home between rounds.Can you believe it?Virtually unheard of.And the fact that Zoey has remained healthy has been such an incredible blessing.These weeks have allowed us to reconnect and rejuvenate and appreciate the beauty that often lies unnoticed in our daily lives.But tomorrow,the word from the big house,that would be CHLA,is that round 4 will begin regardless of her numbers.It's time.She looks good.Great in fact.Her numbers are outstanding and well,time to get rolling.Two more rounds to go my little love.That's all.We are in the home stretch.Scary stretch but home is at least on the horizon.This round will be identical to the last three.Hard,nasty,toxins pumped into Zoey's tiny body for 96 hours straight but a necessary evil.A means to an end,God willing.We gather as her family and all that love her and ask our Heavenly Father to bless this sweet child.To cover her in His grace and carry her through these days.To bring strength to her body when it becomes weary,because there is no way around it,she will become weary.In those moments we can only rely on faith and faith alone.Zoey is an amazingly,resilient child and we have no doubt in her ability to knock out this round in the same Zoey fashion as she has done each and every other time.We once again humbly thank you for your unwavering support and love for our family and most especially Miss Zoey.I will send word from our home away from home as soon as I can.Most likely tomorrow night and until then,Zoey sends her love,kisses and trade mark hugs,to you all.

25 comments:

Kristy said...

Before I give Addie her bottle to go to sleep, we say our prayers and we always say a special prayer for Princess Zoey. Addie looks at me with her big eyes always attentive while I say them. Our prayers are always with you my friend. Good luck and best of wishes for you, the family and of course the mighty warrior Zoey. We think of you often!! hugs xoxo

Lacey said...

glad your finally going to get on with treatment and get another one out of the way. I didn't know if she was in the hospital when we come down if they would let Jax come up. What do you think? You may even be home it will be close, we will be there in about 23 days.
Give her a big kiss from Jax!

Junior said...

Such sweet pictures of Zoey and her brother. Keeping you all in our prayers as Zoey starts her next round. Big hugs,Heidi & Junior

Kele said...

Yes, the mini sabatical is over I guess... but hopefully one day closer to being done for GOOD. That is my prayer, and I will watch for word and pray for you guys!
Loveya!

penny said...

It never ceases to amaze me how some of our little ones seem to get every medical complication going and others just have the Down's Syndrome!

Zoey really is going through it but judging by the photos she's coping brilliantly and I suspect that it's you guys who are feeling it most.

I do hope that things go well with treatment, I know from my work and a friends son who had AML that for once having DS works in their favour and they seem to respond better to the chemo.

Good Luck, I'll be checking back regularly.

Penny Green
Down's Heart Group
www.dhg.org.uk

Loren Stow said...

Your new blog design is just beautiful!!
I am thinking of Zoey and praying for her strength, health, safety and joy through the next round.
Thinking of you all and will keep your blog close-by for updates.

stephanie said...

What beautiful pictures! Good luck today.Sending you peace, strength,and all our prayers. Extra kisses and hugs,Stephanie & family

3saints said...

Thinking of you both today...

Warmly
Kate

Anonymous said...

As always, Zoey, you are in our prayers each day.

Joany and Carly

Hope said...

I'm thinking of you all today. I love the pictures. I find myself smiling while looking at them, for Zoey's smiles are contagious.

Praying always,
Hope

Michelle said...

My dear Heather...it's here...time to move forward, one step at a time. Those 5 weeks, I am sure, where a huge blessing and necessity that God has granted you all-to reconnect as you said, build those bonds and enjoy each other...but the fight continues...I pray that strength will be with both you, Miss Zoey and the family...walk strong, fight hard, believe, pray, and lean on those who love you...I am here always...sending love and prayers!

The Eadle Family said...

Zoey's smile just warms my heart! I continue to pray for her. You all have such strength, that I am sure you will get through this journey. 2 more rounds!

datri said...

Lovely pics. Praying everything goes well.

Judy said...

Sending out big hugs and continual prayer for Ms. Zoey and all of you, Heather :)

MJMILLS said...

go zoey! i wish the gift was done and there for her in the big house! dangit! soon enough i guess...i have an email in where i ordered the gift asking them to hurry up please! lol. prayers your way u lil warrior!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I am praying for Zoey and for you! The pictures are adorable!
Tami
Noah's mama
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Only 2 more rounds, my friend. I will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts, as always!

Claudia

just jean said...

A million (and more) prayers go with you on this next leg of the journey. Keep up the fight, Zoey!

scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful little girl. Prayers being said for your little one.

JUST A MOM said...

Praying for Zoey and wishing you home as soon as possible...just 2 rounds to go...what a fighter!

Anonymous said...

With you all and Zoey in spirit, love, and healing. Best hopes for round 4. Easy does it. Much love to Jake and best wishes for his just passed birthday -- big hug. Christi Harman

Jac Tubre said...

So glad she is doing so well. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. BIG hugs to Miss Zoey!

Jac

Victoria Strong said...

Thinking of you and praying for Zoey's continued strength.

Mom Of Many said...

I found your blog through my friend, Scrappy Quilter.

Your Zoey is absolutely adorable! I just wanted you to know that I am praying...
I love that you have a big family - we have 9 (soon 10) kids!

Be strong and courageous, do not be dismayed, because the Lord, your God is with you, wherever you go...

Linn from Colorado

Monica @ Monkey Musings said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your daughter is adorable! and what a great big brother she has. Your personal story moved me very much! My prayers go out to Zoey and your family! God Bless!