You Are About to Witness a Miracle
OK, so I really doubt that, but it's fun to think about! Can you tell by my lighthearted mood how drastically things have changed over recent hours? It was like Shelby's call this afternoon brought her back to life!! Truth be told, I half expected her not to be alive at the day's end they way things were looking. At one point when Shayne and I were upstairs whispering and trying to make big decisions I said to him, "It wouldn't surprise me to walk downstairs and find that she died on the couch without saying a word." Dear Prayer Warriors you've had a busy day; thank you! This has been miraculous in our minds!
The Thomas Team's Model Magic Creations
Christi has not taken any dilaudid since morning and the Motrin once again seems to be holding her pain. It's like Christi's back! Of course the worst of times have been during the night so we'll see what tonight brings, especially during the nine hour drive across Ohio and Pennsylvania. We actually discussed if they should head out tonight or if she could enjoy a day of school tomorrow because of how well she felt. Reality says these past glorious hours where we played a family game of "Risk", video games and enjoyed making model magic concoctions, are not going to last so it's most likely wise to go ahead and make the jaunt tonight while she's sleeping in the back. I guess if things go well they can enjoy the zoo after getting blood counts and consulting with Dr. Maris at the hospital tomorrow and if she's having tremendous pain again, she's already there for help and Shayne can try to catch up on the night of sleep he'll miss in their waiting rooms. (She's even feeling so well I actually packed their swimsuits and their Cedar Point passes which provide free admission to Dorney Park in Allentown. Ya never know! God is good and I'm full of hope!)
Regardless, I will sleep better tonight than I have all week because she's currently without pain and I wanted to share this glorious and blessed news with you as you've been so kind to pray for her- and all of us. THANK YOU!
And really, speaking of miracles, I think she's already been granted one. How else could she still be here after four straight years of: chemo therapy (41 rounds: high and low doses) radiation (weeks of internal and external high dosages) surgeries (big and small) Accutane, antibodies (humanized and mouse) and other experimental trials. We are so blessed. This week will be a challenging one, and most likely Christi's pain will return very soon. Thank you for lifting her up in prayer and we also ask for Dr. Maris's wisdom and guidance as we try to do what's best for Christi.
Christi & Vanilla: I snapped this moments before they left about 10PM. If all goes well, they should be pulling into CHOP about 7AM. (CHOP friends: Shayne will be the one sleeping in the waiting room, hee hee. Take care of Christi for me, please and buy Shayne a cup of coffee.)