6.23.2011

Chemo Day Minus 1

Today is Lucy's day of rest.  And that is what she is doing.


No Chemo, no recovery drugs.  Only a little antiemetic to keep her feeling good.  Some mothers have said that children will sleep up to 20 hours on this day.  We will see.  We did get some good book reading in this morning.  We read 5 books on the couch, including her favorite "The Very Hungry Catepillar." 

God came through bigtime for us today.  We move into the Target House tomorrow at 2:30.  I am so grateful for this answered prayer.  I needed this stability in my life right now.  I am trying to prepare myself to live day by day for the next 4 months, but having a secure place to lay our heads at night makes this a little easier.  I would never make it as a nomad. 

Last night I got some really good snuggle time in with my baby girl...


And so did one of her favorite people....



Ella and Jack are coming for a visit today.  I can't wait.  I miss them so much. 

Our prayer for the next few weeks will be that her counts will rise quickly after they hit zero and that she will remain fever and infection free. 
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16 comments:

  1. Such a sweet post, I hope she gets her much needed rest.

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  2. Pryaing often for your sweet Lucy and precious family.

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  3. Wonderful! These pictures are amazing; snuggle time!
    Glad you got into the Target House, continuing to pray.
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  4. I am still praying hard for Lucy! She is one lucky little girl to have parents as strong as you and your husband!

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  5. I'm so glad she has a day to rest! Hopefully she gets the rest she needs! Enjoy your visit with Ella and Jack! Love and Prayers are being sent your way!

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  6. Continuing to pray for sweet Lucy. Thank you for posting specifics to pray for. I will keep her numbers, fever, and infection free requests at the top of my list! Sending hugs of comfort to you all!

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  7. Hoping Lucy gets the rest she needs. Her little body is going through so much, but God love her, she is staying strong through it all. May God bless you both with a day of comfort. Enjoy your visit with Ella and Jack. I know that they are "medicine" for your soul. Hope you have a wonderful time with them both.

    Sending Hugs!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

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  8. I'm so glad to read that you have found some stability during this difficutlt time for your family. May you continue to not only care for your little girl but also yourself.

    Praying for Lucy.

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  9. It is WONDERFUL to see Lucy resting so peacefully! She is just plain precious! I'm so glad the housing situation worked out for y'all! God sure does answer prayer! Hope the visit with Jack & Ella goes well! Still praying hard for you, your family, & Lucy!

    GO LUCY GO!!!

    Love,
    Allison

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  10. Kate-
    I randomly stumbled on to your blog earlier this week, and have been so consumed with your story. You, Lucy, and the rest of your beautiful family have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. You are an unbelievable person that has done a magnificent job of putting your trust in your faith. Your blog has brought tears, smiles, and goosebumps to me. Please know that your story has touched a lot of people! I will continue to pray for Lucy and your family.

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  11. Go Lucy Go....Kate you are a very strong woman, I don't think I could hold up as good as you have been. I have been following your blog for awhile now, you and your family have been through alot and my prayers are with you, your family and especially Lucy...I also believe in the power of positive thinking and believe me I am thinking the most positive thoughts for your family....Sandy

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  12. Lifting Lucy and your family up in prayer.

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  13. Kate, I know you don't know me, but my family has been constantly praying for you all, especially sweet Lucy. I would love to help you out with groceries/ food once you get settled at Target House as I know your focus needs to be elsewhere. Please let me know if this is something that would help out and lighten your daily load a bit.
    melissa.berry33@gmail.com

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  14. Kate, I know you don't know me, but my family has been constantly praying for you all, especially sweet Lucy. I would love to help you out with groceries/ food once you get settled at Target House as I know your focus needs to be elsewhere. Please let me know if this is something that would help out and lighten your daily load a bit.
    melissa.berry33@gmail.com

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  15. Praying, Praying, Praying for your sweet Lucy!!! Hoping her day is filled with much needed rest.
    Blessings,
    Krissy

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  16. As I sit here waiting for my students to arrive in my summer school class, I pray for Lucy and the day she will have today.
    Dear God, I lift Lucy and her family to you right now. I pray a blessing on them all as they begin this next day of her treatment. Surround them with your peace and strength. May you be glorified in this day. Amen

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