Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.
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Monday, November 21, 2005



Back in the Hosptial

We dropped Sarah off at Grandma M's on our way home from Sunriver. Grandma M is watching her this week while we are in the hospital - she took a couple of days off to help us out. We got home last night at about 5 pm. After getting home, we unloaded the van (at least the parts that didn't need to go to the hospital), ran a load of laundry, checked through the mail (personal and business), repacked the bags that needed repacked and loaded up the trailer to head back down to the hospital.

As we were packing the trailer, we discovered that the propane tanks were empty (Apparently the furnace was left or bumped on...) With the temperature already down to 37 degrees, we didn't look forward to a night without heat. Daddy knew that one tank was low but believed the other to be full. Well, after finding somewhere to fill them up it turns out the one daddy thought was full actually was, but it had something in the line blocking the flow. It seems to be working okay right now.

We are back in the hospital as scheduled. Rebekah is having a rough day and not at all happy to be back here. She is getting herself upset and then throwing up because she is all riled up. It just builds on itself and she doesn't stop until she is exhausted. She is laying in bed with what can only be described as "snoring respirations" which means that there is something partially blocking her airway. Hopefully the evening will go okay.

Tommorrow a new friend (Jill) will be comming by to see what she can do to help. Jill's youngest son has been in Emanuel with cancer and has been through a lot of what we are going through. Even just having someone to talk to that understands is great.

Pray for a good night for mommy and Rebekah in the room and daddy in the trailer. It will be another cold windy night outside. (Good thing the propane is full!)

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At Monday, November 21, 2005 9:19:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

It sounds as if you had a great time on your vacation --enjoying Sunriver and some time visiting friends.

One of our most frequent prayers has been that the Lord would surround you with people to help get you through this ordeal. What a wonderful gift the Dunham family has been to you! We're thankful to the Lord for providing "angels" to care for Sarah --and for blessing you with a wonderful vacation.

Tonight we pray for much needed rest for Frances and Rebekah --and for warm-away-from-the-wind-and-cold rest for Scott!

Praying continually that this week of chemo will go well and be uneventful.

In Him,
Randy, Deb and Olivia

 
At Monday, November 21, 2005 9:19:00 PM, Blogger Connie Left a thought...

We are glad that you all got home safe and sound and that you had a good vacation. If you need anything let us know. This weekend looks to be pretty quiet so we will be around. We continue to pray for you all. Love to all, Jim, Connie, Angelica and Melysa Mae Juengel

 
At Monday, November 21, 2005 9:23:00 PM, Anonymous Tiffany Schwander Left a thought...

I am so excited that you were able to go on your vacation! What a special memory you will all have! Sunriver is a great place to relax at! Although it may not have been a typical vacation- at least it was a change of environment and routine! Both of which were appreciated by the girls and Mommy and Daddy I am sure of! Lifting you up in prayer for a safe, warm, comforting, restful sleep!
Hugs and Kisses to all,
T, M, M, J

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:28:00 AM, Blogger Alison Left a thought...

Glad you are home safely. Will pray for a good week in hospital and that all will go smoothly.

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 6:48:00 AM, Anonymous Teresa Left a thought...

I am glad you got to be away without incident and home safely. Praying for an uneventful week with chemo as well. Blessings!

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 7:14:00 AM, Anonymous Chris Left a thought...

Glad the vacation went as normal as possible.

Will be praying for a short hospital stay.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

: ) Chris

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:18:00 PM, Blogger Darlene Left a thought...

I hope Jill will be a comfort, as I'm sure she will be.

I watched the new video, and the girls are so adorable!

 
At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:44:00 PM, Anonymous Toni Left a thought...

I am glad to hear that your trip went well. I am so sad to hear though that Rebekah is all upset, and for good reason, who would want to spend the kind of time she has spent in that darn place. I pray that God brings her peace, and some how a little understanding that you all are only trying to help her get better. That is not an easy message to send to a sweet angel as young as she is. You all are in my thoughts and prayers not just every day ,but all through my days. I love you guys, and hope somehow, I can help you with any needs God allows me to meet for you, my Christian brother and sisters :)

 

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