Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow."~Helen Keller




A few pictures of my little sunshine,who continues to light the way for me.This round seems to be taking it's toll on me physically and emotionally,whereas Zoey continues to not miss a beat.Her numbers are on the decline and by the beginning of next week we should have a better idea of how long we might be hanging around CHLA.Should,being the operative word.Zoey is still sporting that pasty white glow.Hemoglobin is not too awfully low but the way things are looking,a transfusion will probably be in order soon.If not Friday than over the weekend for sure.Last round Zoey only had one transfusion of red and no platelets.Hoping for a similar round.At the risk of sounding like a broken record,I am exhausted.By the time I sit down at night,I barely have enough energy to post let alone check on our friends.So friends,sorry.You are all never far from my heart and I think and pray for you often.That's all, as I am truly unable to keep my eyes open for another minute.Our humble thank you's ... as always.


*Dad surprised us and stopped by for lunch.Nice distraction in our day .Zoey wanted nothing to do with me once Mark walked through the door.

23 comments:

stephanie said...

Heather thanks again for thinking about all of us out here waiting to hear how Zoey is doing.She is so beautiful- precious pictures. Try to take care of yourself,schedule in some rest for "you", if at all possible.Don't sweat the small stuff. If everything is not in it's place when you get home at night, so be it. There is always tomorrow to straighten up. Stay strong, all our prayers and hugs, Stephanie

The VW's said...

Praying that you are able to sleep well and that you will be filled with strength and hope and peace as you go through the rest of this round!

Zoey is PRECIOUS!!!!! Fight on sweet girl!

3saints said...

Thank you for taking the time to update, I find myself checking your blog alot. I know how exhausting the hospital can be and how exhausting it can be to have a little one so sick...I hope you were able to sleep well last night....

Warmly
Kate

My name is Sarah said...

Girls and their daddy's!!! Heather I am always second fiddle the minute John shows up too. Sarah and I have been doing too much late night partying this week so we are way behind in reading about our friends. I am so glad to hear Zoey's numbers are heading in the right direction. She continues to just look so precious. What a ray of sunshine she is. I continue to pray for your strength too as a know these continual days in and out of the hospital can be so draining.

Karen Owens said...

Thinking of you all! Try to find rest -- easier said that done -- I know!

Anonymous said...

Miss Zoey is getting to be such a big girl. Seems like not too long ago you were trying to get her to learn to sit, now she's sitting o the bench with Mark! Take a minute to reflect on how much you've gone through and you'll remember why you're so tired! Heather, you're doing a terrific job of keeping everything moving. Thinking and praying for you every day! Give Miss Zoey lots of hugs and kisses - Christy Pinuelas

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am sooo praying for some strength and rest for you, girl. sending along many big hugs and some smiles too. i love the pics of sweet zoey...she really looks great. that girl is stinking amazing!

Michelle said...

My dear friend...I am so sorry this week is weighing heavy on you...I can only imagine. Please know you have so many people praying for you, thinking of you daily and loving you, even if it's from so far away. You don't need to worry about anything outside of the Needham family and that 4th floor room. You fight with and for your little girl, cherish the happy moments, search for the sunshine and pray my friend....then when it's all said and done, just breathe and know the rest will fall into place. Thinking of you so very often...please call if you need anything!

MJMILLS said...

I JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HER!

Kele said...

Hang in there, and no worries or apologies need, your friends know you think of them. Feeling the need to see how everyone else is doing right now may be a bit more than you need to deal with. Take care of you, your family and our lovely and brave hero... there will be time enough to check on others later, anyone who knows you and loves you won't mind a bit!!!
I know your tired but I am dying to talk to you, will call soon in the hopes I catch you.
Much love to you all!

Shannon said...

Love those pictures!

Reagan Leigh said...

Isn't that typical! Reagan is the same exact way! She could care less about her Mommy...but give her a Daddy or a Grandma and she's happy as can be! Give me a call when you get a chance! I miss talking to you!

mrsrubly said...

your blog spoke right to my heart today. thank you..still praying for the lil princess. i hope everything on hte homefront is going ok!

scrappy quilter said...

Precious pictues indeed. Continued prayers.

Devon said...

She is so beautiful. Stay strong.

Cheri said...

I love the picture of Zoey and her daddy...You can just see the love!...just precious!

I am so hoping you get to keep the big room!!

Ian Marrey said...

Thanks for taking time out to blog - keeps us close despite the distance. And don't forget the down time....

Luvs to ya, Ian

Anonymous said...

Sending you strength, I wish I could send you sleep and rest.... :) Perhaps on your "home" day you can live in jammies with others... Thinking of you and Zoey and always love the pictures. You are amazing, all of you, love and lots of it, Christi Harman

The Eadle Family said...

I hope her counts start increasing again soon so you both can go home!

You would never know she was sick. She looks so happy and healthy!

Isn't that always how it goes? Once daddy arrives, move over mommy? haha, it happens to me every day!

MJMILLS said...

HEY! DID ZOEY GET THE SHIRT AND DID YOU GET THE BAG I SENT YOU?!?!?! LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DELIVERED 26TH?? I EMAILED YOU BUT I DONT KNOW IF YOU GOT THE EMAIL FORM ME (KNOTYLADEE@AOL.COM)....LEMME KNOW! IM DYING TO SEE HOW IT CAME OUT! LOVE, ERIN!

datri said...

Love the quote. Continued thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the picture of her and Mark. She's definitely daddy's little girl!!

Jess and I were talking and we'd love to have Jake & Joe for a sleepover again!!! They are so fun :)

Send Zoe hugs (She's such a trooper!),
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather & Mark - I've been away for about 10 days - Savannah & Charleston - beautiful this time of year. Love those pictures! I missed seeing your blogs, but trust me I kept in touch via telephone! Heather - try to rest - hope next week brings good things for Zoey.



Love & Hugs to everyone

Bluebelle