Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for my healthy little girl!

We are staying pretty busy around here. Yesterday, we went to the Discovery Museum and playground with my sister and her kids. It was fun. Summer loves to be with her cousins. In fact, they may all be sleeping over at Memaw's on Thanksgiving. I am still undecided right now depending on the health of everyone who will be there. Even though her counts are pretty good and she is feeling great, she is still suceptible to illnesses which could wipe out her white counts very easily. I do NOT want that to happen. I'm happy (and thankful) to be done with her treatment and hospital stays. She only has to go once a month for an antibiotic and port flush for the next six months. Then, I think they will take the port out and will just do finger pricks at monthly check-ups. Not sure how long those will last, but I'd imagine until we are two years off treatment. Scans will be every 3 months. It is nice to not have to go to the clinic once or twice a week anymore. I'm not sure we will miss it like some would.

Summer has quite the social calendar for the month of December. She has 6 engagements just in the first two weeks. Yikes! Of course, that means I have those too. It is so much fun to get to do all this stuff with her and see big smiles all over her face as she gets to participate in these fun activities. I am so thankful she is healthy and able to enjoy life. There was a time when I couldn't see these carefree days ever returning, but not anymore. She is free to be a little girl again and not just a cancer patient being made to feel sick by toxins. Yay! I am so thankful for this.

There are so many things in my life that I am thankful for, but most of all is definitely my healthy little girl. She'll always have my heart.


Susie said...

It is so good to see that Summer is doing so good now. Praying that she stays that way.

the mol said...

I'm so thankful for your healthy little girl too, because she gives us hope!

I saw you guys on the "three words" video from your hospital.

I definitely will NOT miss the frequent visits to the hospital/clinic once David is finally done with chemo. Since we are transferring care, I will miss the nurses and doctors in that now we have to make new friends.

Stephanie said...

Glad she's doing well!!!!! You all stay healthy now :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bridgett said...

Cancer free and living the normal life of a little there anything better? No way! :)