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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Thursday, December 08, 2005



Happy Birthday Rebekah

Rebekah turned 4 years old today. When she woke up, we had a present here for her. She didn't want to wait to open it and daddy had to get the camera quick. She seemed to enjoy playing with it. Sarah enjoyed playing with it too, but Rebekah didn't want Sarah to keep taking the letters out of it (Rebekah kept putting them back in - she is a "things need to be in their place" kind of girl). We will celebrate with family on Sunday.

Then we were off to one of Scott's client's for a Christmas party and then to the doctor. Sarah needed to have a regular physical, and I figured that it would be ok for Rebekah to go with us (on her birthday) and see her sister have a doctor's appointment when Rebekah didn't have to get poked and prodded. A "mini" birthday present - sister's appointment and shots and Rebekah gets to watch.

Sorry for no updates yesterday. It has been a busy couple of days and I've taken some opportunities to just rest.

Ginger was here from Tuesday afternoon until we left the house this morning. She was a great help - watching the girls, fixing meals, feeding Sarah, keeping the dishes washed, sleeping in Rebekah's room and caring for her and Sarah during the night, etc... Truly a blessing. I was able to sit and do nothing for part of the time without fretting over dishes and everything else that needed done. I even got a little bit of a chance to work on my crochet project, which I haven't done at home in a long time. Mom and Dad were able to get two pretty good nights of sleep, too, which was awesome.

Rebekah's mouth seems to be healing. She is using more words and taking some of her medications in her mouth, again. She hasn't been needing quite as much of the morphine for her pain. She needed the white blood cells so that her mouth could heal and now that they have improved her mouth is healing.

Rebekah has been sleeping better and didn't really wake Ginger up much, which is good. Going to bed, on the other hand continues to be a struggle. Rebekah will ask to go night night between 7 and 8 and I'll put her down. For the next 3 or 4 hours, she will fuss, cry and otherwise want attention. She will ask to be all done with night night, but without any success. She plays all of the "delay sleep" games - I'm thirsty, I need a change, I want music, I want a story, I need owie medicine, etc... I've been pretty patient with her, but it is getting pretty old. I can't really leave her alone when she is doing that, because she can get herself into trouble with her feeding tube which is always connected at bedtime.

She continues to have diarrhea and a pretty nasty rash. She does not like being changed right now and so she won't tell me when she needs a change.

We took Rebekah to Clinic yesterday for counts and a quick check up. Her counts were good and she didn't need any transfusions.

We heard from the eye doctor who is planning to try to open Rebekah's tear duct next Monday evening while we are in the hospital. We hope that he is successful and that Rebekah's eye will feel better.

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At Thursday, December 08, 2005 2:35:00 PM, Blogger Jessica Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl!

Bless you mommy & daddy for your patience and love. Your strength is beyond admirable!

hugs,
Jes

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 2:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah glad your parents got some rest. Brad Dinah Joe and Tae

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 3:01:00 PM, Blogger BHGA Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah...God Bless you little one !!!

Love and Hugs
Donna

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 5:00:00 PM, Anonymous Sadie Bennett Left a thought...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BABY GIRL!

I sat today for 3 hours reading your entire blog and I cant put into words what an impact it had on me. So many tears I shed for you all today.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand in your time of need.

God Bless you and keep you.

Jesus said He would never leave us nor forsake us. He said He'd be with us always.

Sincerly
Sadie Bennett

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 5:01:00 PM, Blogger Nettie Left a thought...

Happy birthday Rebekah! I'm confidant you'll have many more happy years.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 5:38:00 PM, Anonymous Teresa Left a thought...

Such a wonderful thing, another Birthday to celebrate with Rebekah! Praying for many more happy and blessed ones to come. Loads of love and prayers your way.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 7:30:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Happy 4th birthday, Rebekah Christine Adams!! Glad that Scott and Frances got some much needed sleep with Ginger there to help out!!

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:19:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H Left a thought...

{sung in the voice of Elvis}

Well, Happy Happy Birthday, baby!!!
{bo bo bo bo}
Well today is your Birthday.
Well, Happy Happy Birthday, baby!!!
{bo bo bo bo}
Well today is your Birthday.
I hope you had really great and wonderful time
Every time I see your face, I just see sunshine!!!

Well, Happy Happy Birthday, baby!!!
{bo bo bo bo}
Today is your Birthdaaaaaaay!!!

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:29:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Hey, sweetie - Happy Birthday! I feel like I know you and your Mommy and Daddy and sister very well by now, and it brings tears to my eyes just knowing that you're at home, safe and sound, and celebrating your special day. God's blessings to you and your family, today and every day. Much love and many prayers are being sent your way.

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Rebekah,
Happy Birthday to you!!!

Many happy birthdays to come. We wish you all the best, sweet girl, and I only wish I had known yesterday when we saw you at the clinic!

Many sweet dreams, Rebekah.

Melenie and Kennedy Duval
www.courage4kennedy.com
ID: bean
Pswrd: pickle

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 9:52:00 PM, Anonymous Bethany Tucker Left a thought...

Happy Birthday, Rebekah! I read about you daily and you're always in my prayers.
Love from your cousin,
Bethany

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Lora Left a thought...

Happy Happy Birthday you beautiful,wonderful,adorable,precious,and sweet big girl! Your presence on this earth is truly a gift to us all as we learn from you the beauty of the essence of the soul. Your beautiful face has a radiance that shines brighter than the sun and reaches all across the globe to the ends of the earth. Thank you Frances and Scott for sharing your story with us all and teaching us how precious every moment of every day is and that those moments should never be taken for granted. I wish for you Rebekah, the Happiest of Happy Birthdays! You are a great teacher indeed and a blessing to all who know you. You're in our hearts. We send big big hugs
Lora & Griffin

 
At Thursday, December 08, 2005 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Happy Birthday (to the voice of the snowman) Rebekah. Continued prayers, Caron

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 2:55:00 AM, Blogger Alison Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Precious Rebekah!

So glad to have a post again....

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 3:36:00 AM, Blogger *~Tey~* Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah! You have no idea how many lives you're touching. God Bless you Sweetie!

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 4:52:00 AM, Blogger Di Left a thought...

Happy Birthday you sweet blessing!

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 6:36:00 AM, Blogger Darlene Left a thought...

Jeff sounds a little like Elvis too, it would have been great in person I'm sure.

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 8:55:00 AM, Blogger Corry Left a thought...

May on this special day
God bless you in every way!

Happy Birthday Rebekah!

God's Grace.

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 10:11:00 AM, Anonymous Sarah Mathia Left a thought...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBEKAH!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR REBEKAH,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO YOU!!!

I hope that you have/had the best birthday. :)

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 10:17:00 AM, Blogger Tina Left a thought...

Happy Birthday to you Rebekah, you are a very adorable little girl. You are always in our prayers and I too have a four year old son named K.C. he will be 5 in the Summer time. I love reading the Blog your mommy and daddy had made for you and I can see that they love you with all their hearts! What a pretty little girl you are, have a good birthday!

K.C.'s mom

Tina

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 11:08:00 AM, Blogger Heather/SHTEZQ Left a thought...

Happy b-day baby girl

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 3:31:00 PM, Blogger Shelley Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah! You're a big girl now!!

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 6:07:00 PM, Anonymous Heather McF. Left a thought...

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!!! I hope you are enjoying your birthday! Frances and Scott--hope you are trying to enjoy yourselves as well-you guys deserve it! Love, Nurse Heather

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 6:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

happy late birthday babydoll!
sorry I haven't been around , just got my computer back from the shop!
huggs from missouri

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Paula Left a thought...

Happy belated birthday to one of the sweetest girls around! May God bless you with many, many more!!!

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 9:39:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah!!

You and your family are an inspiration to us all!

We're praying that the Lord will restore you to perfect health!

Randy, Deb and Olivia

 
At Friday, December 09, 2005 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBEKAH
When I was just a little girl like you I learned a birthday song in Sunday School that I now sing to my grandchildren. It goes like this: A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, MAY YOU FEEL JESUS NEAR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, AND THE BEST YEAR YOU EVERY HAD. I'm praying that this will be your best year ever and that you are completely healed. God Bless You, little one. Love for Leanne in Pa.

 

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