Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Caroline has been getting herself into a lot of "whoops" lately! We took her to the ER Sunday night for a bump on her head. She is doing fine, but we were glad she went because we found out she had an ear infection. She is so curious all the time... getting into things she shouldn't. I have decked our house out with child locks, again... and baby gates, again. I cannot turn my back for one second. She's quick, curious, and too smart for her own good but man-o-man do we love her!
okay- can't get them in the right order... the first pics below Tony took from his cell phone at the game.
view from their seats!
Tobin in the stadium!
These are the pics I took of them before they left...
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today I went in for my weekly Labs. My platelet count today was 249K! I went 5mg down on the steroids this week and my platelets went up 20k! Praise God! This was the first time that I went down on the steroids, and my platelet count didn't go down. This is great news! This means my body is producing platelets again, and we are trusting God fully for healing. Keep praying for full remission!
on another note: I thought this was great! the Platelet Disorder Support Association has really helped me understand my ITP and has so many great resources of support. I thought this was funny: A stress ball that is shaped like a platelet. What's so funny about it you ask? Stress causes your platelet count to go down. Teehee! I told Santa I need one for Christmas... we will see.
Friday, November 13, 2009
My biggest daily obstacles are all the side effects from the steroids. My face is so swollen and round with little tiny pimples all over(although just cosmetic and should go away once I'm off of them completely). Weight gain is frustrating considering the last 9 months all I've been trying to do is get healthy and loose weight...which now I feel has all been in vain. I have lots of energy most of the day, but cannot sleep at night when my body is physically tired. That's the worst part- needing to sleep when I cannot. I know I have no right to complain, considering that these steroids are saving my life and I am so blessed to actually be alive at all. Forgive me, I guess I just needed to vent. All you ladies know that how we look and feel about ourselves affects our daily lives. I guess I just don't want these things to bother me. Maybe that's a prayer request-that these side effects won't matter to me.
Tobin is back in pull-ups again, and refusing to go to the potty. This whole things has really affected him. He is needing more attention every day. He is insecure every time I leave him with a babysitter, and even Tony. He is afraid I will go to the hospital again. Please pray that peace will overcome him and his sweet little sensitive self won't worry about his mommy.
Thank you for keeping up with me on this journey. We are praying that it will all be over with sooner than later(especially with $50 co-pays adding up quickly). We are continuing to pray for God's ultimate and permanent healing and trust him for my full recovery. Thank you for continuing to pray for my healing, our family, our finances, and daily life.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tonight for some reason she didn't scream. She had so much fun splashing around. I guess it took nine months, but she finally realized "If I'm gonna have to take these, then I guess I better enjoy it". I yelled at Tony to grab my camera, because I was not missing this opportunity for a decent photo. Maybe next time I'll get one of her smiling!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We are praying for Complete healing and total remission! We have faith God has a plan and we put our whole trust in him. Tony and I always say, "If you don't believe in God- hang out with us a while". You're welcome to follow us around any day of the week. We give him full credit for my quick recovery and know that this will all be over soon enough.
Please continue to pray for my body's healing, side effects from steroids, and that my platelets will continue to produce as they take me off the meds. I'll post another update in a week when I meet with my doctor and get my counts checked once again.
Thanks again for the prayers! We could not make it without them!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
She is so curious... Such a giggle girl
Wants to be where the fun is!
Still working on growing those teeth...
Little miss. drama
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