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Monday, January 21, 2013

Normal Kid Stuff! Saturday January 19th, 2013

Earrings Picked Out!

Wanted to sit on Momma's Lap, but she doesn't look nervous to me!

Ears before.....

Ears after!
Ella got to do a normal girl thing Saturday- she got her ears pierced!  She had it on her"list of things I want to do when I'm done with cancer", so she finally got the okay this past Tuesday at clinic from Dr.S to get it done.  Her counts were good and her liver function is almost normal again! Praise God for that.  She was so excited.  She did not even flinch when the Dr. pierced her ears, and she did them one at a time.  She picked purple earrings, of course, and she is so very happy.

It is so great to be able to let Ella do something like get her ears pierced.  I still have a little worry bug in the back of my head wondering if it is really okay, will they get infected, what if her counts drop, but this is all stuff that can happen with ANY child.  Da Da freaked out a little bit because he wasn't ready for her to grow up any more, which I can totally understand, but she was definitely ready for this step. She is so happy about having pierced ears.

I'm going to brag about her a little now- so beware.  One of the side effects of chemo is educational drawbacks.  I have always been concerned that she would start to slow down with her learning and she would be behind.  Well, she isn't.  Her school takes a MAP test 3 times a year to see how the kids are advancing in Math, Science and Language Arts.  Ella scored so well on the Language Arts portion that they sent her to the 2nd grade class to take it at their level, and she blew that one away too! So all I could think was- TAKE THAT  AND STICK IT IN YOUR PIPE CANCER!  My girl is smart and you can't have any of her brain cells (insert my tongue sticking out at cancer here). I also talked to her teacher about her social behavior in class and she said she is very social (unlike when she is with me). I was so glad to hear this, just makes my little heart happy!

Just took another deep breath.



  1. You always end your post "blessings". The blessing is that Ella is well. Love her hair, btw.

    1. Thanks! Yes, she is one of my many Blessings!