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!!


Samua said...

It has been a rollercoaster ride! But it's been awesome to see so many encouraged and growing closer to God because of this situation and your testimony in dealing with it! I can't wait for you guys to go home!! We love you all!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! You guys have been in our prayers and thoughts constantly. What a Wonderful and Glorious Savior we have.
I shared your story with my sister in California. She belongs to a womens prayer group, that I do believe meets twice a week. They too, have been praying.
We will keep our prayers coming.
God bless and keep you all strong.
Love you!!! Tim, Susie, Sarah and Maria Koudelka

Bethany Vitt said...

What a week is right! It certainly doesn't feel like such a short time, but look at all that has already been accomplished, both medically for Abbey, and also in bringing your family and all the people surrounding you closer to God. I know my own faith has been strenghthened through my week as a bystander! I am so happy for you all to go home and to have a few more things back to "normal." Our family will be here for you through all that is to come and look forward to all of God's miracles and grace along the way!