Good start

We got to the hospital at 12 yesterday so Abby's chemo got started later than last time, but she's doing great. Other than a few grumpy episodes when I insisted that she eat something healthy before consuming her potato chips Abby's spirits remain up and she is finding things to be thankful for. In fact, in preparation for Thanksgiving, we have made a "thankfulness tree" in her room. When people enter her room they are invited to write on a cut out leaf something they are thankful for and glue it to her tree.

Speaking of Abby's room-that is an answer to an unspoken prayer. This time Abby was placed in what I believe to be the best room in the whole oncology pod. There are no folding walls between our room and the others and there are actually two sets of doors leading into her room so it is very quiet. I slept with interruptions but I was able to fall back to sleep right away. Thank God for taking care of us!

03:09 AM, 20 Nov 2004 by Amy Oldham Permalink | Attach Photo


I'm glad Abby is finding lots to be thankful for and that others are able to share their blessings with her as well. What a great idea to help her pass the time during #3. I was thinking of all of the things that I'm thankful for. Some of the things that came to mind include my spouse, my kids, extended family, friends, my home, job, indoor plumbing, starry nights, flowers, colorful sunsets... but the one thing that I think I'm most thankful for is "God's promise of eternal life". I'm also very thankful for Abby's caregivers: her parents, her family, her doctors, nurses and all the other dedicated professionals who go that extra mile.

by S Lingo on 11/20/04

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