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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Thursday, December 06, 2007



Scans Friday, Birthday Saturday

It is scan time again. Well, it is past scan time. They were due in November, but Rebekah got sick when we had them scheduled, so we had to postpone them. Now they are here. It is always an emotional time for us... It seems this week we've been asked hundreds of times "how is Rebekah doing?" With each question, we have to question it ourselves. "As far as we know she is cancer free, but we've got scans this week so we'll know more next week." becomes our answer. Meanwhile, we realize that our life could change dramatically once again. Any time we have scans, that can be the case. It is a nerve wracking, emotionally draining time. But, it is part of our reality...

What will the scans show? We don't know. Nothing in particular is worrying us about a return of the cancer, but it is not always evident. After all, that is why we do the scans. All we can do is live today as if Rebekah is cancer free and pray for "cancer free" results and for God's grace, protection and guidance as we travel this road. When will it get better? Does it ever get better? I just don't know the answer to those questions. Some days I wish I did.

Friday morning, we will have to be at the hospital early to try to get Rebekah's panorex before the MRI and Chest CT. She doesn't get to eat in the morning, so we have been talking about it today. Generally, we will talk about the next day's activities before we go to bed - so the girls know what to expect. They do seem to do better when they know what to expect.

Saturday is Rebekah's birthday! She will be turning 6. She will be a "big" 6 year old. She got to take cookies to school today to celebrate with her classmates. She seemed to be excited to take the cookies. The note came back from school that she acted embarrased when the class sang happy birthday to her. We will have a family birthday party for her Saturday night. She has decided that she wants a tractor cake just like her sister had. That makes mommy happy, because it takes much less time to decorate than the Dora cake does.

My little girl is growing up!

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At Friday, December 07, 2007 12:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

I will be praying for Rebekah and you as you await the results of her scans and that the report will be a good one. When I was a small child we sang as song in church that said "A Happy Birthday to you, a happy birthday to you may you feel Jesus near every day of the year, a happy Birthday to you a happy birthday to you, and the best year you've ever had". Sooo that will be my wish for you. sweet little girl. Love, and hugs. Leanne from Pa.

 
At Friday, December 07, 2007 1:56:00 AM, Anonymous Sarah Mathia Left a thought...

Your in my prayers! You all are always in my prayers and thoughts!

Happy Birthday Rebekah! Congradulations on turning 6 years old! Praise the lord! :)

Give praise to him, and thanks to him.
Love,
Sarah

 
At Friday, December 07, 2007 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Happy Birthday Rebekah! 6 years old!! Praying for you big girl!!

The Whisfam!

 

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