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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Monday, January 14, 2008

D + 33

I don't do this often enough, but thank you all for your comments and kind messages these past few months. Gosh, I can't believe it's been "months". That's so weird to say that. Anyway, your thoughts and well wishes really mean a lot to us. And even if you haven't left a message, thank you for taking the time to follow along. Your thoughts and prayers have given way to extraordinary actions that literally helped to carry us through this ordeal. Thank you!!

Today was mildly better than yesterday. Although it didn’t start out that way. She was debating going to the doctor today, mostly for peace of mind since she still has the same ailments she had on Thursday, but also wanted to get a better dose of anti-nausea medicine in the form of IV fenergan. Really not wanting to make the trek to the clinic, knowing that it would likely be a four hour ordeal including driving time, and knowing we had to return tomorrow morning no matter what, we asked if it would be possible for the home health nurse to come administer the fenergan. Laura, Dr. V’s PA, hesitated, thinking that it would take more than a day to get approval and get a nurse out to our home. We asked her to at least try, and within a couple of hours a man was delivering the supplies to our home and a nurse arrived shortly thereafter to give Courtney the medicine. It seemed to help quite a bit, though not completely. She was able to keep her medicine down and eat a little this evening. The home health people, Option Care, have been really good about coming when we’ve needed them. This is at least the third time that they’ve come through when the doctors and nurses doubted they would. We’ll have to keep it in mind the next time Courtney just needs a little extra meds to get her through the day more comfortably. It’s always nice to have options that don’t include fighting traffic or spending time in uncomfortable waiting rooms. Nothing beats the comfort of your own bed. And we especially like ours.

Tomorrow Courtney has an appointment at the BMT. It’s a routine visit, but we’re hoping to have some results from Thursday’s biopsy. Tune in tomorrow to find out.

Adding to today’s woes, Aidan was also sick today. Our normally active and precocious two year old was a miserable lump on a couch today. He seemingly had his own bouts of nausea periodically throughout the day, and spiked a pretty high fever this afternoon. He’s been sleeping soundly the past five hours, so hopefully he’ll wake up to a much better day.

If you should add Aidan to your prayers, please also add a little friend of ours, Alexa Aigner. She’s three years old and has been fighting her own cancer for over two years now. She’s had her own down days lately, and could use a little boost. Click on her name to read about her amazing and painful journey eloquently related by her mother.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

- Matthew 21: 22


Marla said...

Glad to hear y'all are hanging in there. We're praying for good results on the biopsy! Poor Aidan, hope he is better today. Will add little Alexa to our prayers as well.

Take care and big hugs!!

Emily R said...

hoping everything comes back with good results!!! hope aidan gets over this bug!!!

Anonymous said...

I hate cancer too!! I pray and pray for a cure. I will add little Alexa to my prayers, Aidan and to our fearless researchers who are really working hard to cure Cancer (my niece is one of them I will tell her no more vacations)
Rhonda Wi

Meredith said...

Hang in there Courtney, we're praying for you. Hope you and Aidan will both feel better soon!


crys said...

Hi family. I was so touched to see Alexa's name on your site. I think your prayer partners must be strong because Alexa is finally feeling a little better. I hope you feel better soon, Courtney. It is hard to be "done" but still feeling the sickness. Hope we can see you soon. We can "cancer talk" together.

Anonymous said...

We miss you!


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