Giving Thanks

It is important to give thanks in all things, but especially important to give thanks after a day which you hope will never be repeated.

So here are a few things from our day to be thankful for.

1.  I am thankful that we have multiple bathrooms and are no longer living in a one bathroom home.

2.  I am thankful that this is the first time that Hubby and I both got the stomach bug at the same time – within just minutes apart (see #1).

3.  I am thankful that Plum was the only other one to get sick so far (so we had enough bathrooms for all the sick people at the height of the illness and the other ones were sleeping).

4.  I am thankful that the MIBG scan is not scheduled until next week.  Hopefully this will give plenty of time for the virus to run its course in our family.

5.  I am thankful that my Mom was coming into town today for some errands.  She was able to drop by a box of chicken noodle soup, Gatorade, toilet paper, plus bring some lunch over for the kids who were not sick.

6.  Generally we prefer that if Hubby and I both have to get sick that it will be at different times so that the sick one can have time to rest and recover.  But since we are having so many doctor appointments lately and his time to take off is quickly dwindling, we are thankful that we were both sick at the same time which enabled us to switch off resting and caring for the kids, but prevents him (hopefully) from having to take more than one day off for illness.

7.  I am thankful that since we watch very little T.V./movies, our kids were thrilled to sit in front of it for a while this morning while Hubby and I tried to pull ourselves from the bed.

2 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Hey girlie…I was talking with my friend who has a little girl with Neuroblastoma. She said the mere fact that they are waiting to do the scan is a GREAT indicator that they are too not worried. :o) (They were rushed immediately to scans) Also that bc of strawberry’s age (if it is in fact, neuroblastoma) it is cured easily. She said that she wouldn’t wish ANY form of cancer on anyone- but that if she was to get any form of neuroblastoma this was the “best” form to get. I was SO happy to hear this news bc her sweet little girl has been through so much over the past year (hers was stage 4- high risk) and I was so concerned. Anyhow, she is SUPER knowledgeable about this stuff and was so sweet and gracious to say that if you ever want to talk or have any questions, she’d love to talk to you! (She is a DEAR sister in Christ too! One of my favorite people on the planet!)

    Anyhow, I hope you guys start feeling better soon!

    • I agree that they are not thinking it is stage 4. She has been really healthy and the spot they found on the MRI and CAT scan was small. But it did warrant enough concern with the doctor who specializes in neuroblastoma that she took the case on and started running with it. From what I have read, if a baby is born with it sometimes it will go away on its own. However, since she has had the droopy eye since birth and it does not seem to be changing, it does not seem like it is getting better. Also, if this is neuroblastoma, they would want to get it diagnosed and start treatment before a year or it starts spreading. I pray she does not have it, but if she does, I am thankful that the Lord gave us an outward indicator that something was not quiet right by giving her a droopy eyelid, so that we can start treatment while success rate of treatment will be much more favorable for her.

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