They decided not to do her spinal tap chemo today since we are still waiting on the results from her blood culture. They need to wait to see if it's an infection in her blood, and if it would be that they would have to take care of that first before getting her spinal chemo. They aren't thinking it is that (they told us that fevers usually end up being a viral thing), but they always have to be very careful in not missing anything so they are going to continue to watch the blood and treat her with antibiotics. We will be going back to the hospital tomorrow at 8a.m. for her to have her second dose of antibiotics, just to cover her until we know for sure that it isn't a blood infection. If nothing grows from the culture, then she will have her spinal chemo this Monday.
She's been through a lot these last two days and we will again be at the hospital Saturday and Monday so please pray for God to fill us all with His peace as we get through these next few days. Please pray that nothing grows in the blood culture and for no returning fever. She has also been having stomach pain so please pray that would subside. She is having some issues with pain where she pees (I'll spare you the details) and she was given a medication today to clear this issue up, but as of now it hasn't kicked in and she's pretty uncomfortable and miserable. Please pray that would be cleared up by tomorrow. Lastly, we all need a good nights sleep, so please pray for a really good nights rest for all of us....
Grandmom and Granpop will be here by tomorrow evening so we all have that to look forward to. Pray for an extra special week for the kids as they get to have two of their favorite people here for a while. We will spend Thanksgiving at my mom and stepdads house so we are looking forward to getting out of the house some and being with our families. Then, the day after Thanksgiving, we are going to be getting our Christmas decorations out and that's always an exciting day for us. We will be decorating our tree while listening to Amy Grants Christmas Soundtrack (that was Jim's favorite as a kid so it has become a tradition for us while Christmas decorating :) and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows. The kids also want to make Christmas cookies this week so we will be sure to do that one day. We will be sure to post some pictures this week of the kids doing some of these activities.
One more thing.... tell us who you are... Whether we know you or not, let us know that you're reading and tell us something about you and your family. And if you have a special prayer request, let us know. Yes, we are praying a lot (continually) for our Abbey and family as we go through this, but we also continue to pray for many other needs and want to know yours. We look forward to learning things about you all. Have a great weekend!