Monday, April 28, 2014

Got a HUGE delivery today!  Lyllah's so excited.  The hats and scarves have started to come in along with some rather large packages.  Haven't been able to wade through it all yet but here's some first glimpses.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Update from Rebecca/mommy

Update from Rebecca/Mommy
"UPDATE: Lyllah's blood counts are all back to normal. Her ANC is a whopping 1690. She is off fluids during the day from 9 to 9 and she is allowed out in public without a mask. Oh and of course the best news is we're out of here on Thursday!

What's Happening Now
Today, Delilah walked to the cafeteria, without a mask and without fluids, for the FIRST time in 30 days!
Delilah is currently suffering from "chemo brain"- meaning she is off-balance and dizzy. The doctors say that this will eventually go away when the chemo ends.

Looking Ahead
Once a week, for the entire month of May, Delilah will undergo a Spinal Tap and bone marrow tests at Children's Hospital.
Delilah will have her PICC line removed and a port installed beneath her skin. It will be critical that her environment be and remain sterile. Michael and Rebecca (mom and dad) have been informed that Delilah may temporarily require a feeding tube when she goes home. They say this is very common. We would love for her to use Liquid Hope (organic whole foods meal replacement) - we are sorting out the insurance information right now.
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From out family to yours:  our appreciation and gratefulness are beyond words at this time.  May you and yours be abundantly blessed for all your generosity in donations and prayers.

Cathryn

Friday, April 25, 2014

Solidarity

Lyllah loses her hair and mom and dad are in solidarity with her, but she is not happy.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Granddaughter's Update

Update from Rebecca/Mommy
"Good morning everyone, rounds just came:  Delilah's blood platelets are recovered almost to normal.  Her hemoglobin is still at 10. To top the counts off her ANC is 750!  There are talks about heading home late next week!!!  We will get a better idea of when after we talk to the doctors about the second phase..."

Bald is Beautiful
"Aunt Heather is at Children's Hospital right now - cutting Delilah's hair.  Please pray for strength!"

This just breaks my heart.  She (Delilah - my 3yr old granddaughter) is afraid of losing her hair and the time has come now.  I know Becca's (her mom) heart is breaking.  We all cry for this beautiful, innocent child.

Cathryn

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter (and update)

and blessings on you and yours.

Delilah had a rough day yesterday.  She slept most of the day because she wasn't feeling so well.  My daughter called me last night for a few minutes and she was so stressed out.  I told her she must take care of herself so she can take care of her baby and forget everything else.

From our family to yours:  thank you so very, very much for the cards, letters and gifts for Delilah.  We would like to thank you all personally but there was so much response to this we just can't possibly do it.  We just want you to know how precious each delivery was - more than words can express.

God Bless you and yours,
Cathryn

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April's Blueladie Design Chart

Rain Upon The Earth
© Blueladie Designs 2013

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Granddaughter's status update

My granddaughter received an extensive chemo treatment by IV on Monday.  She did well but is grumpy (poor baby doll).  She still has appetite problems.  We are all stressed, but definitely see God working in our lives and answering prayers.  At the end of the 3 week period docs will do more testing to see if leukemia is responding to treatment.  Depends on the outcome of those tests where granddaughters treatment will go from there.

Please keep us all in your prayers.  It is SO much appreciated.
Cathryn


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Update on my Granddaughter and family

Hi all,
My granddaughter still has no appetite and they are trying to tempt her with anything and everything.  Doctor wrote Pediasure on the chart for her.  My daughter and son-in-law went home to get fresh clothes and their other daughter had a fever so they had to stay away from her which hurt everyone.  Can't afford to give anything to the child in the hospital.

My daughter who is insulin dependent diabetic is understandably under a great deal of stress which affects her blood sugars.  The readings are all over the place and she is doing her best to take care of herself as well as her 'baby' (in the hospital).

My son-in-law hasn't been working for the past week.  When he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid.  That puts everyone under stress too.  He's going back to work next week which will be stressful for him (away from my granddaughter) and stressful for my daughter (without his presence and support).

Your prayers and cards are SO appreciated by ALL of us.

thank you,

Cathryn