Sunday, March 27, 2011
I am hoping that you can see her hair growing back in this last picture. She has all this fuzz right on the top. She checks out the growth every day. She can not wait till it grows back. I can't imagine the kind of battle I will have on my hands when I try to take her in for her 1st trim. Here she is eating grapes and trying to say 2 at the same time. It turned out looking like she was saying peace.
If you are praying for Ella, thank you so very much. Can you please add Noah Rios to your prayers? He just found out that he has more tumors and has to begin his journey all over again. His site is www.noahswarriors.com if you would like to read about his journey or donate to his family.
Blessings to you all~Katie
Monday, March 21, 2011
This week we booked a ticket for Ella to fly to Florida to see Grandma and Grandpa. Since she couldn't go last time, now she gets her own special time with them. Not too shabby that I get to go back to Florida too. She has plans to collect no less than 6 buckets of shells, and decorate them all with glitter glue. She also wants Rainbow Sherbet. I have a feeling she will be able to do whatever she wants for the 5 days we are there. Next week Josh will be on Spring Break, and it is starting to look like spring around here. Ella and I planted a bunch of seeds 2 weeks ago and they are growing fast! We also had our first flower come up, and Ella was so happy that it was purple.
Looking forward to many more boring days.
Blessings and Much Love~Katie
Monday, March 14, 2011
Ella also got to go back to church this week, and go to Sunday School. I was really nervous that someone would ask her about her hair, and she would get upset. But, she did great and when I saw her, one of her older friends, Kate, had her arm around her in a very protective manner and was sitting by her. It was very sweet.
Today she decided to clean her room as a "surprise" and she made her bed all by herself, so I snagged this quick picture of her on her bed. Ella doesn't have to go back to clinic now until April, but we now give her chemo at home on a daily basis until October 2012.
We are doing the local Relay for Life and walking for both Ella and her Auntie Carrie who has colon cancer. If you are interested in walking, or just donating, please sign up. I will attach the link below. Our Team name is Cancer Butt Kickers!
Have a great week!
Relay for Life
Monday, March 7, 2011
|Hair is growing!|
She had a good week, nothing unusual, lots of playing and lots of dancing. We stayed in this week since her counts were low at clinic. She sis get to play with her friends and she spent a lot of time with Pickles (Sara) this week. Sara is my sanity saver. Thank you Sara!
We signed Ella up for Cheerleading this Saturday. Her BFF Morgan is in it, so she wanted to do it too. It doesn't start until the fall, but I am still nervous about her doing it. When Steve asked her what she liked about Cheer, Ella responded "The Outfit!". Ahh, that's my girl. I still don't know how that happened when I don't wear make-up and most days you can find me and variety of colored GAP sweatshirts.
Last night we had a picnic dinner in the living room. Ella packed everything in her lunch box and took it over to the blanket. She told everyone where she wanted them to sit and we ate on the floor. Then the kids spent most of the night playing with a train set. So, overall- Good weekend.
We got a call from Lifesource Blood Bank this week. They asked us if they could use the commercial we made for church to inspire blood donations, as a commercial. We signed the release forms and they will be playing it in Palatine, IL soon. We are glad that some good can come from all of this. Remember....donate!!!
Tomorrow we have clinic again. If her counts are good this time, she will officially be on Maintenance! She will also have a spinal to make sure the cancer has not gotten into her spinal and cerebral fluids, and of course chemo. I was talking to someone this weekend and they said I was strong. Ella was listening and I heard her say "And I am Brave!". Yes you are baby, yes you are!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Here is the link to the video with Ella's picture. It totally made me well up because the little animated girl has red hair like Ella did.
We had clinic today, but Ella's counts were not high enough to start Long Term Maintenance today. It's so hard because on one hand I am glad she didn't have to have a spinal, on the other I also want her to get the medicine she needs to NEVER have to go through this again.
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