Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Friday....Home Again!

For our family to say that yesterday was very tough, it would be and understatement. Most days, feelings, and emotions that we go through, we can not put into words or formulate a way to express them. However, when we have those days, Janice and I remind ourselves that we are not the one to physically go though this treatment, we are not the one doing all of the work that must be done, we are not the one to deal with emotions that cannot be expressed, but it is our 2 1/2 year old daughter Delaney that is relentless. She inspires us, motivates us, keeps the fire inside of us thats burning hot. In return Delaney and our family has had so many people rally up, to give us support, which is truly humbling and a blessing. Thank you.

Today Delaney woke up in a good mood. This always makes Mommy and Daddy happy. They drew blood form her broviac early this morning to get the counts in her blood work. Her counts were better than expected. This was great. Also the cultures that were taken when we were first admitted did not grow any bacteria, which meant she did not have an infection and she was able to remain with out a fever for 36 hours. She did not have a rash overnight either. Delaney also walked a dog that stopped by that lights her up. With all of this we were able to be discharged today. This is very exciting for us again, and we hope to have a few consecutive days at home as a family. When we arrived at home today, we were playing catch up from being admitted and once again adjusting to being at home. Delaney had a better appetite today, and has not had nausea for the past 2 days. We hope that she continues to eat more and builds up strength before here next cycle of chemo. Grandma and Grandpa came over with brother and as always brother seems to be the best therapy around, make Delaney move and interact more. Today was successful in getting Delaney up off of the couch, she went outside and looked at the plants in the backyard, blew some bubbles and just got some fresh air. This was exciting to see her outside in her own backyard in over 1 1/2 months. We worked on our routine again, brushing teeth, bath time, medication before bed, and her nightly injection. We are hoping for some non eventful days ahead. We are looking forward to time at home, and spending it as a family.

Team just a friendly reminder Delaney cannot have visitors due to chemo and isolation. She just needs time to battle this by limiting the risk during this risky time. Thank you for the prayers, support and love. GO TEAM DELANEY!!

"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"

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