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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Another Day is Done

It has been a day. I've not been feeling well. I've had a headache that hasn't gone away for at least 4 days now and today has been the worst. I tried my prescription for migraine headaches today, but that didn't work either. I have tried to rest today, but haven't had much luck. The girls and circumstances just haven't helped.

Rebekah has been doing ok today. She ate a few more bites today - some wheat thins this afternoon (half swallowed and half spit out), a gold fish or two at lunch, and some bites of corn, apple and burrito at dinner. Again, not many bites, but more than we've seen in a while.

She has fought against taking a nap and against going to bed tonight, but at the same time was acting very tired, getting upset over the smallest things and throwing temper tantrums, etc... It is tough to watch her act up, but that is part of growing up, isn't it. She continues to want the lotion on her belly, cheeks, and legs at night. She has to put it on. She put some on Mommy's face, too.

Sarah has had many poopy diapers today and has a rash to show for it. She has been screaming with each diaper change. It has been a rough day for her. In addition, I believe that her teeth are continuing to bother her. Poor Sarah!

Lately, Sarah has been taking a dolly or stuffed animal and laying them down on a pillow. Then she will get a blanket and put it over the dolly or animal. It is really cute to watch. She pulled a pillow down from the top of the couch onto the seat and layed down on it herself. Rebekah insisted that we get a blanket for Sarah. Mind you, she didn't want Sarah to have her blanket so we had to get one of Sarah's blankets.

Both girls are taking the teapots and pouring into a cup and taking drinks. Sometimes, they will even give a cup to each other or Mommy or Grandma and fill it up for them to drink. After they've taken a drink, they will fill it up again and again and again...

Our hearts continue to be heavy and prayers continue for Oliver, Gage, Kennedy, Nikolette and Josh as well as Madeleine, Kaitlin and Warren.

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At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 3:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

sorry that you have a headache, I get migraines too! no fun:(
glad that Rebekah is doing good today. sorry Sarah had a ruff day, praying that you get to feeling better,
and praying for the little ones, and their family's

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 6:50:00 AM, Blogger Darlene Left a thought...

I hope the headache gets better soon. The girls sound cute and tiring at the same time. They are already like little mommies covering babies, that's so adorable.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 6:56:00 AM, Blogger rose1020 Left a thought...

my daughter lived with diaper rash for the first year of her life. at times, it was so bad, she would bleed. i went to 4 different doctors and they all gave me different things to put on her. one thing that worked a little was isle's paste. then one day, her daycare worker said it looked like a yeast infection. the doctor agreed and within a day of the RIGHT cream, her rash was cleared up. To this day(she is 5) she lived with sensitive skin there and must clean very very good.
anyway, just a thought.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:45:00 AM, Anonymous Teresa Left a thought...

I suffered all last week with a sick headache. Miserable, hope yours clears up very soon. Young children are so much fun, so much stress at times too. They keep growing and changing and so does the kind of fun we have and the stress we endure. God's grace and peace to you.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:04:00 AM, Anonymous Debbie Left a thought...

I'm sorry about your headache. I used to get bad headaches and I know how debilitating they can be. Isn't it wonderful, though, that both Rebekah and Sarah are doing all of the normal "little girl" activities? You've helped all of us out here take pleasure in the normal and it's nice to hear that you have some normal things in your life now and then.

Take care of yourself!

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:15:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh Left a thought...

Still praying... always praying.

At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Deb Left a thought...

I am praying for you Frances! I hope your headache has flown the coop!

....praying continually here in Pennsylvania!


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