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.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ready for Vacation, Hoping to go

Well, the van is mostly packed. There are a few last minute things that will need to be loaded up in the morning. We will head into clinic in the morning and hope for the best - good counts (so we don't need any transfusions and so that Rebekah's immune system is doing better), no fevers, and nothing saying we can't go on vacation. Assuming all is well, we will leave after clinic for vacation.

It has been a busy day, getting ready. Grandma M came by to help with the girls. While she was here, Mommy took Rebekah shopping with her. She was pretty good while we were out.

If you don't want to hear about potty problems, skip this paragraph. Throughout the day, Rebekah would start wailing (all of a sudden) and complain of owies and often point to her bottom. It soon became clear that she was constipated. We switched her back to "with fiber" formula and gave her a dose of laxative. This evening, she finally passed her stool, with much screaming and complaining. It was terrible to watch her in pain and know that it was going to get a little worse before getting better and not be able to do anything about it. I'm going to hope (and pray) we are done with that (and that there are no continuing problems from it).

Meanwhile, we need to take enough "with fiber" formula as well as "without fiber" formula with us for the next week since we are unsure which we will really want. We switched to without fiber because she had so many problems with the diarrhea. Uugh! It seems we can't win.

Aside from being pretty cranky, Rebekah has thrown up a few times over the last few days. That makes us a little nervous for vacation. We will hope for the best.

Thank you so much for your love and support, prayers and comments.

8 Shared:

At Monday, November 14, 2005 3:15:00 AM, Blogger Alison Left a thought...

So glad you are set and geared up for heading out! I'll be praying that the clinic gives you the all clear and that you can go and just be a family, relaxing and loving all by yourselves!

At Monday, November 14, 2005 6:01:00 AM, Anonymous Teresa Left a thought...

Good morning. I had to work out of town for a few days and got caught up on you guys this morning. Praise God for all He has done. I pray for continued grace and peace and mercy to be poured out on all of you. I ask an escort of angels to go with you as you head out surrounding you with His protection in all ways. Wanting for you all some good family fun!

At Monday, November 14, 2005 10:58:00 AM, Blogger steve Left a thought...

Have a great vacation. EVerything will be great. I will be praying for you guys

At Monday, November 14, 2005 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Paul Left a thought...

Hi rebekah and family
Just dropping in to sent you all a big hug and wish you a good time on vacation
later friends

At Monday, November 14, 2005 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Katie Left a thought...

Praying for a great trip and lots of relaxation.

At Monday, November 14, 2005 1:41:00 PM, Anonymous Tina Left a thought...

Just thinking about you. I hope that you have a really relaxing family vacation.


At Monday, November 14, 2005 6:43:00 PM, Anonymous Molly Left a thought...

Hi Rebekah and family,

Just keeping my fingers crossed and my prayers said that you will soon be off on a lovely vacation.

I hope everyone is staying well and enjoying this time of family togetherness.

My thoughts and prayers are with you always,
hugs to all,

At Monday, November 14, 2005 7:55:00 PM, Anonymous Kate Left a thought...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation! You will be in my thoughts. Take care! ~Kate


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