December 16th, 2010   5 comments

It has been a pretty good couple of days here at home.  Amy has stayed busy watching the kids while trying to put the rest of our stuff away and keep the house clean.  Today was her birthday so it was very special for her to spend it at home with Charlotte and Molly!  So far (knock on wood), Charlotte has stayed healthy and very active.  She has also lost her fussiness since arriving at home.  She has been a good eater and a very loving big sister.  She has slept through to the morning both nights and wakes up late and happy.

Tomorrow we have her blood draw at the clinic and we will see how her numbers look.  We have a lot of people wanting to visit for the holidays, and right now we just can’t risk too many new people because of her neutropenia.  Hopefully we will know more about the next round and dates sometime soon as well.

Yesterday, Amy noticed that Charlotte’s Mickey was missing and she didn’t remember packing him up at all.  And after we thought about it, neither of us remember seeing him recently.  So Amy called the 4th floor and asked if they happened to find him in our room and they didn’t.  They then put her in touch with the lost and found department, thinking he may have been wrapped up in the bedding one day and sent off to the cleaners.  They said this happens all the time and would contact the laundry contractors and let us know.  This morning Amy received the call that they found him!!  They even offered to send him to our house, but since we will be there tomorrow for a blood draw, we will try to pick it up then!

We continue to be blessed with cards, letters, gifts and donations from many different people.  Some of you we have known for most of our lives, and some we do not know at all.  We feel so lucky that this many people are touched by Charlotte’s story, and every day we hear of another person who checks the blog every day just to see how we are doing.  People we do not know, and may never meet, are still sending us money and gifts.  Maybe it is just the holiday season.  Maybe, through this story, others are reminded of just how precious life is and feel more thankful for their own health and families.  We would just like to say “Thank You” to all who have taken the time to write us, post a comment, or send an email or a check.  Your support is very much appreciated.

Posted December 16, 2010 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

5 responses to “December 16th, 2010

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  1. Funny enough, the summer before my 8th grade year I lost my boo-boo kitty in the hotel laundry in Florida. She was a little matted, but nice and clean. I still have her to this day. She sits in my classroom and I share the story of her journey with my students every year. Glad to hear that Mickey is safe and will be home soon too! Someday Charlotte too can share the journey of her Mickey with someone:)

  2. Glad to hear you’re all back home – Happy Belated Birthday to Amy – I’ll bet being home with the family was her favorite gift. 🙂 Hoping and praying that all continues to go in the right direction for Charlotte. Glad to hear Mickey will be ready for the trip home today too. 😉

  3. Glad to hear that your days at home have been so good AND that the hospital found Mickey! Your kind words are very endearing and I appreciate your constant updates and your positive attitudes. I can not imagine what you are going through! God bless you! Happy Holidays and Happy Birthday Amy! We share our anniversary with your birthday 🙂

  4. I’m so glad Charlotte got an early reprieve from the hospital and all of you are enjoying some “HOME” time. Happy Birthday, Amy, we sure were thinking of you yesterday. We hope everything continues to go well, and especially that Charlotte’s numbers are good. Many blessings and much love to all of you! (Be sure to give Charlotte and Molly a big hug and smooch from us!)

    Aunt Cyndee & Uncle Earl

  5. been pretty busy glad all is well with the family and will get in touch soon.

    Joe & Sue Kaminski

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