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Dec 3, 2010

The Party, The Flu, The Pics

Wow, I didn't realize it has been so long since we've posted. We need to get a bunch of the party pics up.

After Abby's party the flu traveled through our family, slowly wrecking havoc (still is). We are doing much better but it left us with two tired parents, some pretty bored kids and a mountain of unfinished work. Abby and Landis got it for few days. Then I got it. Then Brent got blasted for a whole week and was really out of the loop for a week. My bout has just drug out for a couple of weeks. But, Abby is doing great so we still smiling. Very thankful that our biggest challenge today is something "normal".

Thank you for loving Abby and praying for her. She LOVES not taking chemo. In her five year old mind, taking chemo meant not getting to drink from water fountains, not being allowed to sneak yummy bites of her siblings food. Her immune system was just too weak.

Tonight, I saw her dive on the floor for something yummy that Landis had dropped. She claimed the 5 second rule and popped it in her mouth (disgusting I know). When he objected she just wagged her head and said, for the hundredth time, "I am not on chemo anymore!"

Her doctor said Abby's immune system won't be normal for 6 months. I think the princess has a "dirt licking" plan to speed up the process.

I am sure Brent will do something phenomenal with the party pics when he is feeling better. I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

14 comments:

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Sorry to hear you all got sick! But PRAISE GOD how well Abby is doing! Awesome news!

I can't wait to see what he comes up with too!

Love you and miss you all!
Jill

Phyllis said...

Thanks for the post. Had been concerned about your family as it had been awhile. So thankful for "normal".

sara said...

Your little Abby is AMAZING!!! So happy for her to be finished with chemo! I am LOVING that she called the 5 second rule!!

Wendi Taylor said...

So sorry you've been sick. So glad your little one is doing so much better & having so much fun. I think the "not getting to drink from water fountains" would be a real pain. I can't imagine running & playing at the park & not being able to go get a drink. But I guess maybe she didn't feel like running and playing anyway. Okay I'm rambling.... lol... can't wait to see your pics.

Tracey's Life said...

Thanks for the update, I have been thinking about you all. Sorry to hear that the flu bug caught you all, but I am really thankful it was the flu and not sweet little Abby being sick again from Cancer or Chemo!!!

Have a Blessed Christmas Season

Sweet Joni said...

Well I'll be!!! You are ALIVE! Ha Musta found my note on facebook eh' *devilish grin* Sickness is surely no fun but I bet it was nice to RELAX & REST for a change!!! Does the body GOOD to do occassionally too!

Can't wait to SEE photos & READ about the party!!!

Looks like yummy frosting Abby's mixed there ;-) Quite the lil baker! teehee

Now soon time for Christmas, I pray you ALL stay away from the hospital & ENJOY a family Christmas!!! :-)

Hugs & Love,
~Joni

Courtney Kay said...

hooray for abby!

Holly said...

I am SO sorry that you guys got the flu after such a wonderful celebration! I am so happy for you all, and of course especially beautiful Abby. Love you guys from afar...

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Can I just say how GLORIOUS it is that she is having fun!!!!!!! :)

Elizabeth said...

Glad for the update, sorry you've all been sick! I've been hounding your blog for pictures of the party, now I know why it's been awhile coming!

mamamargie said...

Bummer! Sorry to hear about your family being under the weather, but glad to hear you're all on the rebound. Looking forward to seeing the pics. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for a while now and am so happy that Abby is done with her chemo!! :) What a blessing!! I've been wondering, is she cancer-free now??

Carolyn Mwende said...

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Marielle said...

We are stille waiting foor pictures :-( Please share a little of the fun with us in the Netherlands