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.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Day +34

Livi's tests for GVHD all came back negative.
Her stool tests also came back negative for any viruses, bacterial infections or parasites.

We have to switch one very important med to oral (and get the levels perfect) and then we will be discharged early next week to the apartment here in Hershey. Pray that she can keep the medicine (which smells like skunk and has to be oral not through the NG tube) down and that the levels are easy to regulate.

35 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying you have a peaceful weekend. Vicki G.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Jude's Mom said...

Yum--skunk medicine! Oh, poor Livi. Just you mentioning the skunk smell brings up that terrible odor, as if there is a skunk right here.

So, do you feel good that you will soon be out of that room, even if you can't go straight to you house? Whenever I drive by your place I think it is looking so great! It will be such a special treat in so many ways when you do get to go home.

I'm glad to hear it was all good news today. We are always praying! Hope you can get some sleep tonight.

Much love,
Julie

10:20 PM  
Blogger momofcolin_chloe said...

Poor, poor Alivia!!! Ugh. Will be praying all weekend for the taking of the yucky medicine to go smoothly.

So glad for the good report!!! Yah!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Steph B. said...

So glad the tests came back neg. Know that we are still praying for all of you.

Steph Bowman

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No GVHD - yahoo! And all the other tests negative, as you hoped for! Yes! Praying the new meds go smoothly, skunk smell and all. (You'd like to think it could be possible to mask that somehow, wouldn't you??) I am excited for you to be leaving the hospital soon. Praying for happy, healthy, peaceful times ahead! God bless, and thank you for updating us.
Cathy S.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello--
I am happy to hear that the tests were negative--
Thinking of you tonight and praying always...
GOD BLESS ALL
GOOD NIGHT
Phyllis

10:51 PM  
Blogger Joe.Karen said...

praying that the icky skunk med unexplainably tastes like cake to livi, and she is able to keep it down. praying for everything else too, and praise God for negative test results!
love,
k&j

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you all! Wonderful news about the tests. The skunk smell part not so good, but one thing at a time. Sweet dreams and love from Marmie.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we serve a God who hears our prayers.

continuing to pray for you.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,

I am so happy to hear that the results were good and there is no GVHD. This is an answer to prayer.

I like the smell of skunk so hopefully Livi has this same weird trait as me and as joe.karen said it will taste like cake to Livi.

I love reading all the comments and feel like I am meeting all your family and friends each day as I read your blog.

I loved all the great pictures yesterday. I am so happy to see Livi smiling. What a strong little person she is!

Betsie

12:32 AM  
Anonymous jamie said...

emily-
glad to hear that everything came back negative- no bateria or virus! i will be praying for livi to keep down the meds and that it would smell like sweet roses and not skunk to her. i will also be praying for the work day today as they finish up on the house-which looks amazing. love you-jamie

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEAH!!! I'm so happy for you and Livi!! I'm still praying for you guys and so happy she has not got any viruses or any thing like that that can hurt her. I love you guys and are praying for you everyday.
Pamela Bueche

8:12 AM  
Blogger Marge said...

How wonderful to read of the test results. God is good! We're still praying daily and will continue to do so. - Sweigart family

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that the tests went well. Good luck with the medicine change-just the thought of skunk smell makes me want to gag! She's a trooper though and seems to always be full of surprises, hopefully this will be one of those times! I'll be praying for you all!

Natalie Murdick

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for the negative results! :) Will pray for smell-disguising grace for Livi (poor thing). Love in Jesus, Janet S.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous beth said...

praying praying
love you so much,
beth

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallalujah! Oh Emily, I am so happy to hear the good news on Alivia's test results.

Thanks for the Easter pictures and the blog. I pray all will go well this weekend. Mischelle VB

9:41 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Glad to hear that results were all negative. Praise God! I can't imagine having to take all those meds, especially if they smell or taste bad. I have a hard time swallowing my daily vitamin! Thanks for keeping this blog up to date. I like praying for Livi's and your specific needs. ~Beth Chase

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippeeee!
As I marched around my house this morning feeling totally overwhelmed and unsure how these next couple of very busy week-ends were going to go, I am AGAIN reminded of appreciating and seeing the simple yet bigger blessings and that he is in control. Thanks. Skunk - of all smells, even possum sounds a little better.
Hope you have a GREAT day. Praying for total healing.
Love,
Diana B.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING TO ALL
I pray you have a GREAT DAY !
Phyllis

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the tests were negative! Praise God!
Skunk,huh? Gosh! As a blogger said, I also worked with a girl who liked the smell of skunk...the cartoon character "Peppe Le Pew" comes to mind!
Hoping the medicines get perfected and you will be leaving the hospital soon!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous tina said...

yahooo! fantastic news with the tests. so happy for you all. thank you Lord! will pray for the meds. xoxo

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the most POSITIVE "negative" news!!! Thank you Jesus!!!

Jill P.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh soo extremely happy for you glad all the test came back Negative PRAISE God!!!! praying for Livi to take those meds skunk smell doesn't sound too appealing she really is a trooper
Becca C.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Bueche said...

YYYeeessss! That is very encouraging. Another slash in the "prayers answered" column.

We shall expect many more slashes in that column. The faith builds with each answered prayer.

I pray the bowels stiffen up and come around less frequently.

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure it seems like an eternity to you, but it's hard to believe that you're at "+34" days. You've done such a magnificent at keeping us right up to date, which we need so much.

I'm praising Him today that the tests came back negative! And I'm incredulous that you guys are even talking about discharge. I'm sure that you're so, so ready--- and yet it must be scary, at the same time. I'll be praying for all the help you're going to be needing, and you can help us by letting us know about every single thing you need.

we love you, your beautiful baby and your incredible family.

kristi

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear the good update!! We will pray for Liv to get that yucky medicine down, she is the bravest two year old I know!! We love you lots and can't wait till the day we can watch our girls running around on a beach together somewhere!! love, Joe, kelly, Cam, bailey, and little joe

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Viv said...

So glad to hear that the tests came back negative! I'll be praying that she adjusts easily to the oral medication.
love,
Viv

4:26 PM  
Anonymous kathy said...

a round of the hallelujah chorus is surely in order with the negative results. i'm thrilled for you. grateful for the many many ways He is providing for a l l of your needs and requests. He is good.

p.s. tell james he has a big piece of pecan pie waiting for him

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for the meds to go down smoothly. Yahoo for the good news!

Love,
Amy

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Negative test results all the way around; how relieved you must be. Always praying for the three of you and your families too.
Love,
Neysa

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What good news that you will soon be home! Your dad looks so happy with his little drummer girl and she has managed to get cuter each day despite all she's been through. Emily, there are many out here who check on you although we may not often say so. Thank you for having the strength to share your experience.
Linda N.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! Continuing to keep you all in prayer -- Jen C.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily
I am a friend of Lawrence Almengor and I have read your blog since the beginning. My family and our church (Creswell Christian Church) continue to pray for you, Alivia and James every day. Just wanted to let you know there is an entire community out here praying for Alivia's wellness and through God great things will be done!!!

Thanks for the updates.

Still praying,
Leah Jackson

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been gone babysitting and B. White got me consirned by call me from her car on the way to Fl. Had I heard anything about Alivia? I was so worried until I finally was able to get to your blog.
It's good new! It woun't be long now until you will be going home.
My love to all of your family members and friends who have been right there with you every day.

7:44 AM  

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