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.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Gage's Bone Marrow Drive is Sunday

Please keep Gage and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Anyone in the Portland area who is willing to be a donor for Gage, remember his bone marrow drive is this Sunday, November 5th, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. The location is Hallinan Elementary School, 16800 S.W. Hawthorne Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

If you specifically want to donate just to Gage, call the Red Cross DNA/HLA Testing Office at 503-528-5406. You need to make an appointment and the cost is $85.

If you are from out of town and want to donate specifically for Gage, call the Red Cross (503-528-5406), they will send a testing packet ($35) and the testing is $85.

Mommy and the girls went in to the hospital today to get Rebekah's Panorex done. We met Debbie there so she could help watch Sarah. Rebekah did a decent job of holding still, although not perfect. It is difficult for her to hold real still and be patient. The first time, she just wasn't positioned quite straight and the second time she moved. But she was trying to help and not just fighting it. The girls brought Debbie a paper full of stickers that they've earned for their potty training efforts. I think that helped put a smile on Debbie's face.

After we finished, we headed to the cafe to get a berry smoothie (reward) and saw Gage's, mom. We stopped and talked with her for a little bit. Gage, was at school and she was taking care of some things. She seems to be hanging in. It was good to see her and give her a hug. Please continue to pray for strength and encouragement for them and healing for Gage. It is difficult, even more than I can imagine.

We saw a number of nurses that we haven't seen in a while and some of them wanted to know if Rebekah was with me - they didn't recognize her with all her hair. They enjoyed seeing her with hair and active. So do we!

Next Friday, we'll go in for the MRI and Chest CT and the following Tuesday we'll see the doctor for results.

We have been continuing to give Rebekah some pediasure at night time. Her weight seems to be stabilizing a bit (smaller variations) and I'm actually starting to see "some" weight measurements at 38.5 - the highest I've seen. Meanwhile, I just keep pushing forward.

Potty Training continues... Patience Mommy, Patience Mommy...

Have a great weekend!

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At Friday, November 03, 2006 7:46:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Patience. Not one of my best virtues, either! But, it's good to hear that you guys are doing so well. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Take care - I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

At Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:46:00 PM, Blogger JodiTucker Left a thought...

Praying for Gage and family right now and for a bone marrow donor.
Glad that girls are doing well and active!......We have a kindergartener at my school with recent leukemia who is undergoing intense treatment. Her name is Ema. I pray for her, too. love to all, Jodi


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