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, July 20, 2007

An All Night Trip To The Emergency Room

but no, it wasn't with either of our kids.

Meet Rachel. Or actually remember her. We stayed with Rachel (and her family) while we were in Ohio on Rebekah's Make-A-Wish trip.

Daddy went to meet them at the airport as they were flying through Portland on their way from Ohio to Hawaii for vacation. As they left Ohio yesterday morning Rachel informed them about a problem with her arm that she was having after doing a back-bend the night before. They kept it as immobile as possible throughout their flights and when they landed last night, about 11pm, daddy took them to their hotel and then continued on with Rachel and her mommy to our beloved Emanuel where Rebekah has spent so much time.

Several hours later Rachel had a cast that can be removed for some minor activity (such as diving?) while she is in Hawaii. We got them back to their hotel room at the airport by about 3:30am - just enough time for an hour or two of sleep before they had to be back to the airport for their trip on.

To the Teleis': We wish you guys the best vacation possible, and even if it was a weird 8 hours or so we are glad to see you here in Oregon!

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At Friday, July 20, 2007 4:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Thank you for your post obout Rachel. Deb only found out through your post. Rachel has had a desasterous summer. First stitches and now a broken arm. I hope the remainder of her summer will be uneventful for injuries. Glad things are going as well as can be expected for you folks. Leanne - Rachels grandma from Pa.

At Friday, July 20, 2007 11:27:00 PM, Blogger Lori Left a thought...

Well Rachel has already vitoed the long arm "cast". It was making her whole arm sore, instead of just the broken section. Tomorrow we need to search for a new all-plastic splint for her to wear in the water. She tried going swimming in the pool without any splint at all and that was ok until her sister mistakenly bumped her. That brought the first tears we've seen with this injury.
Thanks again for helping us out with the ER visit Scott. We REALLY appreciate that. Tell the girls HI for us.

At Monday, July 30, 2007 5:52:00 PM, Anonymous char Left a thought...

Feeling a little old here... I knew Rachel's mom when she was that age. [I was college roommates with Rachel's Aunt Deb] The resemblance is striking. Praying for a speedy recovery and a happy vacation. All the best to your kiddos too!

Char in NC


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