Who's the cutest girl around?

I am a mom of a cutie pie (very biased). And I wanted to share my experiences with others (including my cuties grandparents, great-grandparents, numerous uncles and other relatives). I love being a mom and can't imagine doing anything else.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

HOME

We are home. I've realized that getting discharged might be the hardest thing to do in a hospital. Since you are okay and not an emergency anymore it seems you get overlooked. It took forever. We got the IV out around 12:30 and went to lunch to kill time. When we got back our discharge papers were waiting for us. But you have to go over them with the nurse. She came down (Steph is the best) and started going over them and we realized that we only had one of the perscriptions that we needed. So she ran and got the other one writen (which of course took a while) then we went over more papers. In the meantime Alivia had diarrhea (which they are always looking for..but she's had before and it hasn't been a big deal) but there was talking of calling the resident to see what he said. We finally decided to not call but we have to keep watching and see if it continues. We finally got to go and made it outside and Alivia was picking at her bandaid (over the IV site) so I decided to help her take it off. As soon as I did it started to gush blood. We grabbed napkins from the car and ran back up to the 7th floor. They looked at it and said it was because the clot came off when I took the bandaid off. They reapplied the pressure dressing and finally got to leave. Livi fell asleep almost as soon as she got in the car.

We are suppposed to be even more cautious about germs now that she is taking the chemo. So if you are going to be around us and have ANY kind of infection, flu, cold etc we should not hang out till your better. Also if your kids get immunizations we can't hang out for 3 days after that. If you have chickenpox, measles, shingles or your kids develop them 24-48 hours after we hang out call us immediately cause we'll have to go back to the hospital. (Like I didn't have enough to worry about) And finally no touching unless you have washed with antibacterial soap (that doesn't mean you washed 4 hours ago..that means more like 5 mins ago.) thanks everyone.


Oh yea the reason we got discharged...her white cells dropped to 91!! Thats more than half in a day. WOW. Hopefully that will continue to happen.


thanks for today

cards with stickers from Angie Stolzfus and Lori Randolph and the super pack of stickers from Grande Aunt Lisa
A really cute card from Ruth, Lydia and Paul Eckman (and their parents)
a card from Covenant Fellowships pastoral team (thanks for your prayers)
and a cute backpack with doll from Uncle Mike and Aunt Joanne (Lisa is calling herself Grande Aunt so you can too if you want....she keeps trying to brush the dolls hair..very cute.)

18 Comments:

Blogger Briana Almengor said...

I'm so glad ya'll are home! And, I'll be praying for peace in caring for your little girl despite all the things you must be ultra careful about.
PS. 139 is a good one to re-visit from time to time. ;)

SO glad to hear the WBC went down so drastically! THank you, Lord!

Love you much.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily,
So glad to hear that you were able to make it home today...but even more happy that Livi is doing so well and that the WBC count came down so much!!! We missed seeing you guys at church today. We hope you are feeling CrossWay's love and support even when you are unable to be with us all corporately.
I continue to pray for all of you! I pray that you will be able to really enjoy your day together tomorrow as a family. :)

Love ya.
April Stoltzfus

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Busy day...but good day. We are home with all our chickens and it is good. Glad to be under one roof...Tomorrow will be for relaxing and being entertained by Livi (with her new winking trick). Gigi

11:04 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

emily-
i am glad that you are home and that those white blood cells are listening to the chemo by dropping! i know that you will continue to give Livi the best care and continue to have wisdom and discernment to note how she is doing and reacting to the meds. you are a wonderful and loving mother. i hope you slept well in your own bed last night, no wooden slat for a bed.
praying that the chemo continues to heal her. love-jamie

7:51 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Thinking of you and praying for you guys more than my writing indicates. Emily I am so glad that your parents are able to serve you and comfort you during this time, how special. Hope that you all slept well and can be outside on this beautiful day. Ahhh, so many things to be thankful for. God Bless

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily,
I am so glad that you are home. What an answer to so many prayers that she is responding well to the chemo and that it is doing it's job! We miss you guys so much. I hope that you are able to enjoy this beautiful day. What a sovereign God to have made you Alivia's mommy and also her your little girl. You are doing an amazing job and are an example to all of us.
Love you,
April

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord you are home! I kept checking your blog over and over just waiting for the word HOME to appear. I am praying for you guys. I pray that MIRACLE for livi comes soon, and that the treatment will go well and be succesful! I am going to get some stickers for livi, hopefully that will brighten her day and yours a little when you sit down to put them in her book with her! Have a great Memorials day.

With love,
moriah

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad that you are home. Glad to hear that she is responding well to the chemo. Have a cute little present for her, BUT...my kids have runny noses at the moment...so I guess I will pop it in the mail after a quick spray of Lysol!!! :-)
Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day together!
Love, Les and the fam

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date so we know how to pray. Jack has asked that Adalie and I keep him up to date since we check your blog quite often.

Glad to hear the good news and we'll keep praying for strength for you and healing for Alivia.

Love, Gina

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am so glad you are HOME! i hope you are all dpoing well. i am praying and thinking of you(james and livi). lean of the Cross, God will not leave your side!

Have a great week,
Christi B.

10:52 PM  
Blogger beth said...

praying for you all,,,
love you,
beth

3:08 AM  
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3:10 AM  
Anonymous tina said...

thinking of you lots this morning. anything i can do for you guys? will be praying. xoxo

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Laura C. said...

Hi Emily
I am on vacation and just got to check your blog for the first time in a few days. What a lot has happened in 3 days! I'm still praying for you and your whole family. Thanks again for all the specific prayer requests. they're so helpful. I was thrilled to read you were able to come home yesterday. What a blessing. I'll be praying hard.
Blessings,
Laura Carroll

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Beejee Herr said...

Praise the Lord for miracles like low WBC's and new mercies each morning. Your strenght and Livi's love of life are a daily testimony of the goodness of God. Your walk through this time is blessing all that surround you. I'll be praying that people will be able to express love and affection to you all without risk to Livi. May we all walk as wise people through this with you. Your blog is SO helpful in letting us know how to pray and support you. Love, Beejee

12:11 PM  
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