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.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thankfulness ...

Over Veteran's Day, we had a wonderful long weekend. Our friends - the Dunhams - loaned us their Sunriver home again. It has become a bit of a retreat for us. Thank you so much Dunham Family, you are awesome! We picked Rebekah up from school on Thursday and headed over (it is about a 4 hour drive over the mountain) to Sunriver. She always has Fridays off and she had Monday off for the holiday, so we got to stay through Monday and come home then.

The weather was good - cold but not too cold. We would have liked to have seen some snow, but it didn't happen. While we were there, we got to meet with some of Daddy's clients and their families. That was fun! And we got to have fun with Mommy's Uncle and Aunt, Cousins and all their families. That was fun, too! We had some friends who were supposed to come with us, but they got sick and couldn't make it. We missed them and are sorry they were sick.

Last week was a busy, but decent week for the most part. Rebekah and Sarah had school on Tuesday and then Rebekah had school on Wednesday and Thursday and both girls had speech on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, while Rebekah was at school, I took Sarah for a hearing test with the school district. With the speech issues she has, we just wanted to rule out any possible hearing problems. Her hearing tested fine. There were a few areas that were outside of "normal", but not by much and not untypical. So it doesn't sound like there is anything to worry about.

Thursday at school, Rebekah started to get a runny nose and wasn't hungry. It was looking like she was coming down with something. Friday morning, she was still a bit out of sorts, but we went ahead with her Speech Therapy in the afternoon. By Saturday, she was running 101 temperatures and not feeling well. Her poor little nose is very tender. She doesn't want anything to do with having it wiped. Poor thing!

She is still running fevers, so no school today or tomorrow at this point and Wednesday is questionable. Not any fun. She's not eating much and wanting to rest much more than normal. And not sleeping well at night, so Mommy's not sleeping well either.

We are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with family. We have a lot to be thankful for. Rebekah is alive and happy. She has her difficulties, but she is loved and loves us back. She is a delight! Sarah is a joy, too!

November is scan month for Rebekah. We have her scheduled for Scans this Friday morning at 6:15 am. That is a bit early for us, but that is when we could get both the MRI and the CT together with one anesthesia. With her cold, I'm not sure we will end up keeping the appointment. We may need to check with Oncology and see what they think. Not what we want, but we have to take things as they come.

We hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving and that you remember the things that you are thankful for. Family, friends, health, happiness, a loving God, a roof over our heads and food in the cupboards... Those are just a few of the things that we are thankful for.

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At Monday, November 19, 2007 4:30:00 PM, Blogger Sarah Left a thought...

Good luck with the scans. Prayers that everyhting will look ok. Hope Rebekah starts feeling better soon. Happy Thanksgiving!

At Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:45:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom Left a thought...

Saying some prayers for the scan results. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


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