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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Day 11

More good news today, although I’m not sure if I completely understand it. But who cares? It’s good news and that’s all that matters. Dr. Jordan indicated that he was pleased to see her %Blasts go down from 85% to 16% today. What I don’t understand is that I thought the % was of her total WBC’s. And if her WBC’s are below 1.0 (at one point they were over 100,000), does it really matter if it’s 85 or 16 percent blasts? When I know the answer, I’ll share it. Anyway, if the doctor’s happy, we’re happy…for the most part.

Courtney wrote her first email today asking a friend to come and cut her hair. No, she’s not shaving it. (She just thinks it will be less maintenance and less likely to be messy when it’s shorter.) Well she cried a little when she wrote the message. The fact that she wrote anything at all is a sure indication that she’s getting stronger each day – physically and emotionally. Please know how much we appreciate your kind words, thoughts and prayers! We give thanks to a loving Father in Heaven for having you in our lives.

It helps so much to know that we’re not alone in this. And it helps to know that we have a Comforter in Jesus Christ:
11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people.

12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh
how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

We truly believe He loves us all. We believe His love is often expressed through the kind words, deeds, and even hugs of those around us. So, we thank you all for helping us feel His love.


Anonymous said...

i couldnt sleep (like always) ans sinnce i am homeschooling my kiddos, i dont have as much time to get on the net during the day. so at 248 this am i am checking our courtney. i am glad we know what she is fighting against. i pray for yall to continue to be strong and know chris and i think of you everyday. even my kids are praying for yall! remember we, too, will do anything we can to be there for yall.
praying always,

Molly said...

Todd & Courtney,

I LOVE you.

- Molly

Amy said...

Girl you are such a fighter! I am impressed everyday to read how the treatment is going. Prayer is such a powerful tool. You are teaching me to use it more often each day. Thank you for sharing that scripture. Keep fighting girl and we keep praying!!!

David and Ashley said...

Courtney keep up the fight and way to go!!!! We are so happy to hear that you are responding so well to the treatment and hopefully it won't be too much longer and you'll be back to your oldself. We will be there tomorrow night and we can't wait to see you! -David & Ash

Vicki said...

We are so happy to hear that the treatment is working. Hang in there! Love, Ron and Vicki

Chrissy said...

WOW that is great progress!!! Where would we be without all of these amazing drugs and specified treatments. Modern medicine is so amazing- yet as incredible as it is, it will never be as powerful as faith and prayer. Im sure your faith and the faith of your MANY friends is working miracles. We are praying for you often. We love you.


Emily R said...

i am SO glad the drs are happy. that is great news! keep your chin up! you are AWESOME and SOOOO strong!

Anonymous said...

Courtney, Todd, and family, we have been praying for your swift recovery, and Courtney, we know how much you love and miss your children when you can't be together, but God will support you and your family through this. I just wish we lived closer and could help you. If only we had a crystal ball so you could see that you will be over this before you know it. I do know that we always worry when our children are not in our care, and that piece was always difficult to drop my three off at daycare while I worked. Now, that they are older they often share fun stories about their daycare experiences. Your four will be the same, and you just concentrate on getting better. That's the best thing you can do for them right now. God bless you.

We love you guys!!!
Sincerely, Rita, Dan, Mike, Kelly and Kaley Erin

Amie said...

Glad to hear that they have you on the right treatment.Sorry you are not getting much sleep. Keep your spirits high and keep fighting this cancer full force. You're in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Love always,
Amie Howard


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