Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or treating for us was definitely a Treat. We passed out candy in our own house.... that's right.... in Germantown! :)

I've always heard that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, but we were good and got permission. Frank had to have platelets and Potassium on Friday, but we got an afternoon appointment for Saturday. Even if for a few hours, going home was very refreshing.

We made it home by 5. The kids got dressed and went to ECS vs Briarcrest game, and then to a Halloween party. I'm so glad they were able to recharge their batteries with their friends.

Frank and I stayed home. We had pizza, saw neighbors, family and passed out candy to our precious neighborhood kids. Seeing the kids was so moving. Several of the kids ~ 5th grade and younger ~ in our cove came up to door and asked for Frank, asked if they could hug him and told them they were praying for him every night. That just melts our hearts!

It was hard to do... but by noon, we were packing the car back up. We made it back to the hospital for labs by 3pm. His platelets were 14, so he got a bag. But afterwards, he felt good enough to go out. So we met my friend Heather and her daughter, ate some dinner and saw a movie. His white count sure wasn't an issue... it's a lot lower today at 19.8!

He's been 2 days without the growth factor shots, and I can tell a difference in how he's walking. The pain patch seems to be giving him a more consistant relief. Thank you Lord! He's still hurting, but he says he's not as sore. His shoulders and hips are what hurts the most.

We are praying his blood counts will stabilize and his platelets will come up without assistance. They want his platelet count to be at least 50 to do the vertebroplasty and pull the CVL line, which we need to do before we go home.

Much love....

2 Chronicles 20:15 "Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the Fentanyl patch! I am so glad that is helping to ease your pain. I am also so excited you guys have enough stem cells to do another transplant. How precious that you also got to go home, even if for one evening. You know, my mom lived in your cove, and there are some precious people over there. How sweet that those little ones are praying for you.
"From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise . . . if you have faith and do not doubt . . . you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throuw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Matt. 21:16, 21-22
much love from Amarillo,