Friday, June 17, 2011
A good day
My girl Clara had a super day today. They had to wake us both up this morning to go down for her radiation. A billion times better than yesterday! She was done and back in her room by 11:00 am. They totally unhooked her from everything to see how she would do. And I am so happy to report she did awesome. She RAN around, visited the nurses with her charm and as you see, spent some time in a contemplative state looking out the window. We took a nap and then counted down till Brian, Carson and Chandler arrived. She was tube free until 5:00 pm. Very liberating for both of us! It is so good to see her resuming a somewhat normal life. We are both enjoying it because the roller coaster does fall again every couple of weeks from here on out as is the nature of the beast. Carpe diem! Word on the floor is she might be able to go outside for a bit tomorrow to the nearby park. Fingers crossed…a simple pleasure not to be taken for granted.
You must know that the highlight of our day is the surprises that come in the mail every day. Pictures, blankets, boredom busters, treats, notes, emails, meals, calls, visits, the list can go on and on. As a family we thank you! They brighten our days, make the load easier to bear and we feel your love and concern through your prayers. Thank you so very much. Your compassion is inspiring. I have learned much from so many of you. Enjoy your Father's Day weekend!