Friday, October 10, 2008
Home Sweet Home
What a week it has been. In a way it seems like we have been going through this forever, but it also seems like the words "it's leukemia" are still ringing in our heads. Thinking about our first night here brings us back to the worst night of our lives, but also reminds us of how far we have already come. The doctors are telling us that we may be able to go home tomorrow. That brings many emotions. We of course are so ready to be in our comfy, clean home, but we also are scared to take our little Abbey home without the 24/7 care of doctors & nurses. Abbey had a good day today (even with two doses of chemo and two procedures), which is helping our confidence in feeling like she will be o.k. out of the hospital. She will start her treatment on an out patient basis starting next Wednesday and we will be here again next Friday also. She will still be on several medications everyday which we will give her at home and she will have her blood tests (to see if she needs blood transfusions/platelet transfusions) on Wednesday and then her chemo treatments on Fridays. A fever or sickness would put us back in the hospital so we will be diligent in keeping her healthy. We are one week into our new "normal" and although we have a long road ahead of us, we know she/we are going to beat this. With our support system (you), our God and our love for our sweet Abigail, there is no other option. Thank you for all you guys have done for us. We cannot begin to express our appreciation and love for you all. Just a side note... we have had over 400 hits on our blog today. What an encouragement to us that that many people are following her story and praying for her. God is working miracles and the body of Christ has come together to support us like we've never seen before. Keep praying and we'll keep recording the miracles here for you all to see. All for His glory!!
Posted by Colbert Family at 10:06 PM