Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 12

The girls and I spent the weekend in Denver with Bri and the grandmas. Of course, the weekend went by way too fast.

For the first time, Bri had a CNA assigned to her that was less than professional. He clearly didn't like his job!  He was not rude to Bri at all, so we just let him do his thing.  His behavior actually provided some comic relief for us!

The girls visited with Bri for about an hour and nobody had to wear a mask, per doctor's orders!  This was a win!  Bri's doctor also told us that her blood levels are looking good and they will do some more testing this coming week.  Depending on the outcome of another biopsy, there is a chance that Bri could come home soon!  We will continue to trust God and know that He is making all of this happen on His time.  At the very beginning of all this, Bri said she wants to be the person who people say, "wow, she went through all this and was healed in record time."  What a testimony it will be!

On Saturday night, Bri really wanted Noodles and Company for dinner  We ate dinner, watched UFC fights and we both dozed off during the fights. Then we got our second winds around 9 p.m. and ate some junkfood. Good times!

Bri woke up Sunday morning with quite the appetite.  I believe this was her breakfast order:

Biscuits and Gravy
Egg, Cheese and Chorizo Burrito
French Toast
Orange Juice
Dazbog White Chocolate Mocha

I may have assisted with French Toast!  Bri and I just hung out and talked about what her first meal will be when she gets home, what kinds of snacks she will have, how the house should be sterilized, and the new recliner we are going to buy for her with my annual bonus.  She is pretty excited about this one and also said she should probably buy a new Northface jacket, as well.  In case you don't know, Bri has a thing for Northface jackets! 

Bri's hair is starting to thin out and we talked about the possibility of her losing most of it.  If it continues to thin, her and Brooke plan on cutting some of it and trying out different hairstyles.  From what I hear, they have some fun conversations about this!  So glad she can handle this possibility like a champ.  We talked about the type of head coverings she could wear.  I suggested the Under Armor head coverings that football players wear under their helmets, but that didn't go over well.

The girls visited about an hour again before we left today.  They are not allowed to go to Bri's room because the unit is separate from other rooms.  Most patients in the unit have very weak immune systems due to the chemotherapy, so we have to meet in the solarium.  There is something about that solarium that makes our youngest mess her pants.  5/6 times so far!  Strange but true!

It was hard to leave today.  Time went so fast and Bri may have some nights alone this week, for the first time since she has been hospitalized.  I encouraged her to get great rest, watch some netflix and pray, pray and pray some more.  More chemo on Wednesday, biopsy on Thursday, and we hope for her to be released by the end of the week.  Our God has been guiding us through this every step of the way and His favor has been mighty.  We will continue to be strong and encouraged by His Word.

This is a scripture that helped us to draw on God's strength and comfort during the first couple of days going through this.  We were nervous and scared.  We had to find it in ourselves to remember to put our trust fully in God's hands.  It is overwhelming to be given news like we were given, but GOD...

Psalms 31:14-15

14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.
God bless you all and thank you so much for the continued prayers, love and support. 


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  2. Wonderful news! She is a fighter like no other!

  3. If you need one Bri, I of course have a clown wig!:). So happy that treatments, tests and "hospital life" have become ALMOST routine but that the monotony could be broken by a trip home...what a blessing! We'll pray for good counts and continued treatments that are keep gobbling up those rotten C cells!
    Stay strong honey!

  4. Happy to hear the good news.....and YAY for hearty appetites;-) Ya had me at French toast!! Blessings to you all!

  5. I will leave you this words I gave them to my brother in law a couple a months ago fighting leukemia, now is cancer free! Remember Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through JesusChrist who's strengths me!

  6. I also know that if you have a Healing Rooms in the area, they will come pray for Bri if that's allowed...maybe when she's home...