Day +19

Day +19

It’s hard to believe that yesterday we began our fifth week in the hospital. We’ve become very familiar with Texas Children’s Hospital and the city of Houston. We know most of the nurses by name and even seen some of their engagement pictures and...
What’s today again?

What’s today again?

I asked this question three times yesterday. You really do forget what day it is. Actually you don’t even care what day it is, only what number it is. As I write this, we are finishing up Day¬†+11. Some days are long; others go by quickly. It’s hard to...
Life stands still.

Life stands still.

People ask me how I’m doing or what something like this feels like. The best way to explain it is that my life has stopped. When horrible things happen in your life, it seems like time is literally standing still. It’s a place no one wants to be. It hurts....
The Big Day & Days to Come

The Big Day & Days to Come

Our sweet daughter’s stem cell transplant started at 1:32 am on Thursday, August 13th. We anticipated and waited all day and into the night for this precious gift. So, we were quite tired when it finally arrived. The transplant itself was pretty anti-climactic,...
Day -2

Day -2

That’s where we are today – Two more days until La Petite Belle’s stem cell transplant. It has been rough since Friday. No one can really prepare you for what aggressive chemotherapy can do to your body. Worse yet, what it can do to your...