Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fun Days

Annabelle has had a rough past few weeks. She has been super emotional, not feeling great and just not herself, but we have had a great few days recently. It was so nice last weekend that the girls were able to play outside. They loved it and it did my heart so much good to see them playing and happy!

We have all been excited for my sister-in-law, Megan, to return from her mission to Peru, and the day finally came! We all loaded in a huge van and drove to the airport together. The girls (Annabelle, especially) were ecstatic about it and they loved being at the airport when she came down the escalators! Layla wasn't even a year old when Megan left but you'd think it was her long lost friend returning! They do happen to be a lot alike: curly hair, dog lovers, etc... She's barely been home for 24 hours but we're already loving having her back!

Last night brought a huge relief to me when Annabelle started swallowing her saliva!!!!!!!!!!! I was so happy and proud and overwhelmed with joy! Hopefully she will be over that issue, forever! (And yes, all of the exclamation points are necessary to express my emotion!!!) No more spit buckets, no more puzzle pieces falling in spit buckets, no more spilled spit buckets, no more cleaning out spit buckets. This is a big deal at the Yates house right now!

Tonight we are all heading to A Wishing Place for Annabelle to declare her wish! When she was first diagnosed and I was given a pamphlet about Make-A-Wish, I didn't say anything to her about it. It seemed like an odd concept to ask for something for free, but now seeing everything she has gone through, she deserves this chance to ask for whatever she wants. We are looking forward to a great night honoring Annabelle and sharing it with family.

Of course, not everything can always be so great in the world of cancer. Annabelle still isn't making platelet counts to start the next round of chemo so we are headed for at least 4 weeks between cycles. I hate this part about her treatment, but there's nothing I can do about it. I just want to be done and back home in Montana so it's a little depressing to think it could be another 5 months but that's how it goes. Also, Josh is leaving tomorrow to go home. It has been great having him here for the last couple of months but it is only going to be that much harder to see him leave tomorrow.

For now I'm just focusing on Annabelle's wish declaration tonight and how great it is going to be. I'll be sure to post all about the special night and let you all know what Annabelle wishes for!


Danica said...

Annabelle does deserve anything she wants. I look forward to seeing her wish come true. Have fun tonight!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all about her declaring her wish! Love to all of you! Auntie Penn

Mohamed said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Cancer Treatment Guide