First thing early this morning, Dr. Williams came in and kicked us out! PRAISE THE LORD! Dave’s WBC count was up to 2.8! And his platelets went up to 49! They told us that on the Oncology Unit, if a patients WBC count goes up to 1, they do a happy dance and send them home! We all know Dave is just an overachiever and a show off ;) His vitals were all stable through the night and he was feeling the best he had felt since this admission, so they sent us home at 8am! Dave is getting to take oral Levaquin at home, to help his system finish conquering that nasty infection.
We came home and got showered and Nuna brought the girls home. We were so glad to see them and are so thankful that when they aren’t with us, we know they are getting loved on and being very well taken care of, along with having lots of fun! That sure makes things a little bit easier during this time.
Dave actually had an appetite for some cheese bread, so you know what I did? I ordered him so dag on cheese bread! I was SO happy to see him eating (that is something I never thought I would ever have to be happy saying, being that this family LOVES to eat)!! After dinner, Poppy cut the grass for us and we all just hung out, played on the swing set, jumped on the trampoline (not Dave, he’s not feeling that good! HA) and wrote on the sidewalk with chalk!
This girl, all head and belly, discovered that spitting out her chewed up pizza on the trampoline was a blast!
This pretty girl of mine has been an absolute gem the past few weeks. She is rolling with the punches and being such a trooper. She is so sweet and compassionate. I say all of the time, she is going to be a nurse (or something of the like) when she grows up because she is so caring. She loves to tend to you when you are upset, hurt, etc. She loves to “fix” boo boos and all of the compassion she has in that little 40lb body amazes me. She has such a tender heart and a loving spirit. I am so proud to be her mommy.
Just hanging out at home takes on a whole new meaning these days…
And I am thankful for every single one we have together. But, don’t get me wrong. Everyday is NOT full of rainbows and butterfly’s and smiles while we are at home. There is still a lot of stress, multiple tears and the ever looming thoughts that never disappear. I am trying to concentrate and meditate on His word and promises and rest in knowing that He has a plan, although I can’t even begin to understand it.