Sunday, September 28, 2008

complications ???

Tessa has a fever today of 101, they are going to give her a dose of iv antibiotics and they have already drawn the blood cultures. We will still get to go home today but may have to come back at any time. I know that she will need blood transfusions also as he HGB is only 8.8 today. Home health will come tomarrow and draw blood tomarrow and that will show us where we are. So, some time today we will leave. It will be great to get home, I need a breathing treatment!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Tessa update...

thwy are replacing fluids today, the chemo causes her to have an increased urine out put. hopefully all will go well today so we can go home tomarrow, she has only been sick once so far.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

back at St Jude's for another round of chemo....

This morning Tessa had her blood work and it was good so she will be admitted today and they will start chemo this evening after they hydrate her.
Last nite I had to take the cough medicine with codiene twice to try to stop coughing! Tessa's Dr listened to me this am and he said that I am pretty clear right now , so hopefully I will stay that way. We will be home on Sunday and then will probably have to come back on Thursday or Friday. We will keep everyone posted. Thanks again to everyone for all of the prayers,meals,thoughts and support to our family.
PS-if I have your dish I will get it back to you next week!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Goofy girls!!!

Here is Madeline,Katie and their sister in law, Marie having a girl moment! The kids have the best times with Marie!

Sophie Rose on yard patrol....

Our second from the youngest who also loves the out-doors and will scream at the top on her lungs if she doesn't get to go out the door when the others exit! We have never had a "screamer" quite like her. She is definately a soprano!

Ella Beatrice

Our "baby" Ella B , she is now mobile and quite a walker.What a joy that is! It is great to finally have everyone able to go under their own speed! She loves being outside and playing with the other kids.


Saturday, September 20, 2008


Have I told any-one lately how much I hate painting??? Well, I do. I am still trying to figure out why in the heck I painted my bedroom a federal blue with white trim. I believe I saw it in a magazine I read while I was at St Judes and fell in love with it. I just didn't realize how difficult it would be to paint. I will post it when I get it completed. Hopefully the white spot that Annie Grace painted on the wall will cover easily.:)
From the trenches,

Back to St Judes....

Well, due to me being sick we had to set up Tessa's Chemo for next week on Thursday. It has been a welcome break for us even if I was sick. I had asthmatic brochitis? I have never been asthmatic before but hey what ever. I am doing better due to drugs and inhalation treatment...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

John' birthday party also...

I am having a hard time getting photo's to load on my computor so I am going to attemp AGAIN to get his picture up! He had a great time and loved his cake. It was very cute. His fire truck was a big hit for him also..


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Birthday Girl, Tessa is 3!!!

We had her party and John's yesterday. They had a blast and it was a break from the St Jude's routine for her..

Sorry I am slow.....

We are home and I have certainly enjoyed it!! Tessa's counts are good except her platelets are low at 45. They have to be over 100 before she has another round of chemo. We will have her blood drawn again on Monday and if her platelets are up we leave again for St Judes on Tuesday. I know this will be over soon and that is what keeps us going!!
I will try to post some birthday,fair and other pictures soon. It has been so hard to do any computor work as I have dial up at home and it is soooo slow after having wireless at the hospital...LOL

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I am waiting for Tessa's white count to see if we can go home today,her platelets have dropped again and I am not sure if they will give her more or not. She feels great and all of her cultures are neegative so we will see.I am hoping we go home, her birthday is on
thursdayWell, I will updatre when Iknow.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

counts are low...

well, they will be giving her blood this morning as her HGB is low at 7.9 her platelets are still above 20 so she will probably have to have a transusion of them tomarrow. She is still sleeping and I have ordered her breakfast, hopefully she will "Perk" up after the blood.I will try to keep the blog updated. Thanks for all the prayers!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Back to St Judes....

We are back at the hospital again..:( Tessa began to run a fever right before lunch and it just kept climbing up there. It was 101 by the time we got here. Her counts are :Hgb (red blood cells) is 8.6, if it falls below 8 she will get another RBC transfusion, her platelets are 38 I believe and if they fall below 20 or 25 she will get a platelet transfusion her "ANC" is O....that is white cells. So she is concidered neutrapenic and can't fight off any kind of infections.She is on IV antibiotics and they have takes bunches of cultures, so we will see. I am exhausted and so I will turn in for now.
Thanks to everyone for everything....:)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Counts are good!!!

Her counts are good but they are falling. We will go home with Home Health to draw labs on Monday so please keep us in your prayers for no fevers!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Counts are good!!

Tessa's counts are doing very well right now we will see on Thursday what they are and then we can go home and see how it goes. We are just so excited to possibly be able to get home!!Please continue to pray that we are able to go home and it will work out. It is so hard to leave home when the other kids are crying....
Madeline is here with us this time and Tessa is really enjoying having her sister here, I guess it is some little bit of normalcy for her.