Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Last Friday we went for Abbey to start maintenance, but when we got there we learned that her numbers were too low to start.  It is very normal for kids not to be ready since their bodies get hit so hard during Delayed Intensification and sometimes their bodies just need more time to recover.  Her platelets were well above ready and are in normal range, but her ANC which needs to be 750 to start was at 700.  So we go back this Friday to see where her numbers are and are praying that they are super high by then so she can start this first round of maintenance strong.  

She has been feeling great though!  Last Saturday we all went to Jacob's first t-ball game and it was so nice to be able to go as a family.  Jacob was adorable (all the boys were) and seeing him out there made us smile :)  It was raining on and off the whole game and we were so surprised how tough all these 5 & 6 year old boys were to tough it out and play through the cold rain.  Jim and I snuggled up with Abbey and Micah under umbrellas and we just thoroughly enjoyed our time.  I also got out to church Saturday night (Jim was working overtime), which was such a blessing.   Friends of ours watched the kids (thanks Borlins!).  Yesterday I got to hear our baby's heartbeat beating away inside of me.  That's something that never gets old and I could listen to it all day.  I will be having my ultrasound in two week so we are looking forward to that!

Things are seeming more normal as Abbey has been consistently feeling good.  We so look forward to being able to take her to church and out a little more.  A friend of mine from church called today who is also a wonderful photographer and she was asking when we will be bringing Abbey back to church.  She had a great idea of capturing those first moments on film of us being able to walk with her back into our church and it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.  

A couple other things that we will be posting about within the next couple days....  Relay for Life is coming up and Abbey is the "superhero" for our church's team.  We would love for as many of you to be there as possible and are looking forward to celebrating life (and how far we've come with Abbey) that night and remembering those who have lost their battle with cancer.  Jim is going to do that post as he is much better at linking stuff to the post so you will be able to register, or join our team :) right on-line.  The date is June 5th - 6th at Twinsburg High School so please keep those dates open.  It sounds like it's an amazing event and we are very much looking forward to being a part of it.  There is a survivor walk that we will be doing with Abbey. Again, something that brings tears to my eyes and a luminary event at night where some men from our church will be singing.  You won't want to miss this and we would so appreciate your support and love that night for our family and the many others that have been affected by cancer. So be looking for that post as we will have more details coming very soon!!


Bethany said...

Envisioning you walking with Abbey for the survivor walk at Relay for Life brought tears to my eyes. I'm going to try to be there.

Will you find out at your ultrasound in two weeks what you're having? A sister for Abbey would be really special, or a brother close in age to Micah would be very fun too. I know that whichever you have, you will enjoy so much :)

Amber said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm glad Abbey is feeling great! I'm praying that her numbers are strong on Friday. Enjoy Relay for Life! The luminary walk is very powerful. I'm so glad you get to walk in the survivor lap.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being pregant and preying for abbey

Carrie Syllaba said...

Glad to hear Abbey is doing so well. She looks great! Look forward to seeing you guys at the Relay. I am also on a team at the event. I just lost my father in law to cancer in November so this really means a lot to us.We own Romito's Pizza in Northfield and have been selling Sun & Moons for the Realy. It is awesome to see them covering our walls. This Frida & Saturday we will also be donating $1 from every large pizza told the the Cancer Society. So spread the word. If we all work together we can find a cure!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Abbey is doing well and getting stronger. Your thoughts about Jacob's first t-ball game made me smile, too, because it brought back fond memories of cheering for our son when he played! Now, he is 20 years old...they grow up too fast! Thank you for the memory.

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