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, February 27, 2006



Speech Therapy and Back to School

Our busy week has started. I've been trying to get the girls used to a mid-morning nap, so that we can be gone from late morning until late afternoon and they aren't too crabby by the time we get home. Rebekah's classes are in the afternoon and so I thought it would be a good idea to try to schedule their other appointments in the afternoon and plan on morning naps. Today was the first day that we really had to make it work. They did a good job of settling down for naps, both girls even asked for their nap.

Our first stop today was Speech Therapy. We went back to Kathy, who had been seeing Rebekah before she was diagnosed with cancer. Rebekah did a great job of working with her words. At the end of the session, Kathy got out some snacks (to see how Rebekah was eating). She put the half pretzel in her mouth and I think Kathy was a bit concerned - not sure how well she would handle it. She chewed it up really well and was asking for more. Kathy commented that Rebekah has improved in her language skills since she last worked with her. She was excited about that and had kind of expected that she might have regressed throughout her treatment. So, all in all, it was pretty good news.

Then we were off to school. We put Sarah in the stroller, Rebekah's backpack on and headed into the school. Rebekah seemed to remember being at school. She knew where she wanted to go and headed toward her classroom. We arrived a little early, so that we could talk with the teacher and nurse a little before class needed to start. We let Sarah out of the stroller and she was excited to be in school - she loved playing and coloring and having fun. Rebekah seemed right at home in the class. It is a different class than she was in before, one that will hopefully challenge her a bit. When we came back to pick her up, her teacher reported that she did really good. I hope to have many more reports like that.

She seems to want to learn, so we hope that with school and the various therapies she will quickly develop her skills. Only time will tell...

It has been tough to get much nutrition in her today, so she will get much of it over night. Hopefully, we can get into a good cycle and not need so much at night. One day at a time...

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At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 3:42:00 AM, Blogger jel Left a thought...

one day at a time, is the way too go.
so glad to hear thing are coming together,

praying for more good days :)

huggs

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:18:00 AM, Blogger Marla Bean Left a thought...

It's so amazing to see some normalcy re-enter your lives. Praise God.

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:14:00 AM, Blogger Carol Warlick Left a thought...

One day at a time is the only way!
I am so excited to hear that Rebekah is doing so well with her speech therapy and school. I am sure there were times throughout the last year when you thought days like this would not happen. God is truly amazing.
I cannot believe how fast the girls are growing up. Little Sarah getting involved in school and coloring! I pray that you continue to enjoy the normalcy of life.

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

This is so awesome! Glad to hear how well it all went. Caron

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:21:00 AM, Anonymous nurse wendy Left a thought...

Go, Rebekah, Go!!!

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 4:28:00 PM, Blogger Shelley Left a thought...

Sounds like Rebekah is doing very well. Such good news to read!

 

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