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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Days 6 & 7 Consolidation – Home Again

Home sweet home. As nice as the hospital was this time, it’s still much nicer for Courtney to be at home and in her own bed. This is especially true when she’s not feeling ill or on mind altering drugs. Then it’s nice having nurses around. Nevertheless, Courtney is really happy to be with her kids again…and me she says. It’s also nice for me having her next to me as I update the blog.

So far this round of treatment has gone pretty well, aside from the spinal tap and horrible headaches which have greatly subsided thanks to the aforementioned blood patch procedure. It’s weird to think that she’s done actually receiving the chemotherapy but we’re still waiting for it to do it’s job and rear it’s ugly head. Hopefully it won’t be so ugly this time.

We’re still getting a ton of support from both family and friends, and can’t thank my mom or Courtney’s sister, Kelley, enough for everything they’ve done and continue to do to help us. And offers to help continue to pour in from our church, neighbors and community. We wish we could accept them all, and appreciate them all greatly, even if we have to turn them down.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks we will be going to the BMT center every other day. There they will draw her blood, check her blood counts, give her some IV medication, and give her blood products as needed. Some of these days could potentially be long ones. The days in between the clinic visits, we will have to give Courtney her IV medication here at home. A home health nurse came by today to show us how to do this. It’s fairly simple. And since she already has the lines in her arm, no needles are involved.

Courtney says she misses everybody! Don’t hesitate to send an email or call while she’s feeling good and at home. She really enjoys chatting with friends, even if it’s limited to a phone conversation. We wish we could have everyone come over and have a big party, but that’ll have to wait until next year, when we start 2008 – Cancer Free. In the meantime, we’re at least enjoying having Courtney at home. Her presence makes our sweet home so much sweeter.


Jenny said...

Hi Courtney! I had a really good idea last night while I was talking to my sister. My family is completely spread out across the country, so we do video conferencing quite often. I bet that would be so fun for you and especially for us as we can't come see you in person. If you don't have a web cam, we have a few floating around and it's pretty simple to set up.

It sounds like you are doing pretty good, hopefully by the new year you'll be getting back to normal!

Amy said...

Welcome home again:)

If you need any help planning that cancer free know where to find me.

hugs to you!

Amie said...

Glad to hear you're home and your head ache is not so bad. You're in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Hope you have a great week at home being with your family. Keep up the fight girl!!

Love always,
Amie Howard


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