Monday, April 9, 2012

A Little Victory!!

Hi All,

We just got great news from the doctor.  Gabriella's immunity has gone back up and we can stop giving her a shot for 12 days!!  Adam and I are so happy for this news.  Giving her a shot was just a dreaded task we had to do every night for the last 12 days.  We started at night and finally decided it wasn't working for any of us.  It just felt to horrible to "sneak" on her like that.  We did it the last two nights and it really hurt her going in.  She actually was fine with the needle but the medicine would sting her as it went in.  So, this is such a little blessing.  Her body is amazing and she is such a little fighter!!
My little Bridget is just as amazing.  She has trouble seeing her sister (oops...forgot to finish earlier) upset and crying.  Its hard to explain to her but I just tell her "sissy" is ok.  Many times she will go up to G and pat her on the arm, give her a hug or frown at whoever is making her sister cry at the moment.  I'm so proud of her.  She will be a cancer in a different way than her sister but just as strong and brave.  This is something that will bond them together for the rest of their lives.

We had a great Easter.  It was low key but Bridget and I went to church with my parents and sister's family.  We went to the Crape Place after and enjoyed a nice lunch in the sun.  The weather was perfect.  Gabriella and Adam stayed at home and enjoyed the sunshine.  We had to be careful this weekend because of her low immunity but I think we jumped this hurdle for the moment.  It will be great if this is the routine because then we can plan a little more.  If you all know me, I am a planner and its difficult to not be able to plan.

The process of G's hair falling out started last night.  Adam and I were giving the girls a bath and a few good pieces came out.  Its heartbreaking, probably more for us, but we just have to keep remembering this process is working and the meds are doing their job.  In the long run, temporary hair loss doesn't really mean much.  To Gabriella, it will only be what we make of we're gonna make it fun!

Its been a rough weekend because I am struggling in my mind.  I'm just doing my best to stay positive about this whole situation but its difficult.  Its the most difficult thing I've ever done.  Its like running the longest marathon in the world.  You know you can finish but its gonna take hard work.   In the end, it will be victorious!

The girls getting into wearing some warm hats for the cold mornings!  

Bridget found her buddy (and cousin) Iskandria.  

Nana and G doing some snuggle time.  

This was last week with the Winter's girls and all the stuffed     animals.  A little heaven!

I hope by writing this blog, we can make a difference in everyone's life and inspire everyone to make a difference.  So many of you have already made a huge difference in our lives and we can't tell you how much we appreciate it.
Take on the challenges.  Don't ever think you can't do something or can't accomplish your goals because you can!!  It has made us prioritize everything in our lives!  Cherish the good and find the silver lining in the bad.  And...hug your children every minute you can!!  They are amazing little people!!


  1. Fantastic news!! You guys are amazing, all 4 of you, and you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,Toby & Julie