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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monkey In A Cage!!



I can't take credit for these pictures as they were taken the other day by Sweet Pea's Mom. But I loved them so much that I just had to share them with anyone who hasn't found her blog yet.



Ella has been fever free for the past 24 hours so hopefully tonight she will remain that way. I am actually home for the second night in a row as my mom wanted to stay another night. I can't tell you how nice it is to be home for an entire day and be able to get a few things caught up around here!! Ella had to get some Red Blood Cells today as her hemoglobin had dropped below 8.0 which is the magic number that they will do transfusions. This isn't unexpected at all as the chemo kills all of the good blood cells as well as the bad ones. Her immune system has pretty much been wiped out and it is now going to hopefully start building back up!! The good news is that the bone marrow aspiration she had on Sunday showed less than 5% leukemia cells which is perfect. Now the game plan is to continue hitting her with chemo for the next 5 months to be absolutely sure to get every one of those nasty buggers that may be hiding in her body!! I truly believe that all of you out there who are praying for Ella are playing a big part in helping us to win this battle. Please don't stop now!!



The pictures from all of Ella's friends are starting to arrive and we can't wait to get them on her wall. Thank you guys so much as every time I open one, it brings an immediate smile to my face to see those adorable faces.



Free standing!!!















20 comments:

stephanie said...

AWWW Denise ,Miss Ella looks like her old self. Do you have any idea how I wish I could hold her??

Promise to get the pic of Em off to you today.

mandd3 said...

Denise, I'm sorry but my inbox took a dive and I lost your address. Could you please re-send it? mandd3@hotmail.com. Ella does look so happy, I'm so glad she is fever free. Will she have to be in the hospital for the whole 5 months or do you get a break now and then?

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

yeah - fever free for the past 24 hours, i am so happy to read this! i love the ADORABLE pics, especially the one of her "free standing" - she looks GREAT!!!!!

To Love Endlessly said...

oh my goodness, she is SO excited in that 1 shot! I love that HUGE smile. I'm glad she's been fever free and that things are going as they should be. Keep those cutie patootie pictures coming. :-)

Heidi said...

I'm so glad Ella's fever is gone and that you have been able to stay at home and get caught up! She is such a cutie and I am always praying for her!!

The VW's said...

She is the cutest little monkey that I've ever seen!

Glad to hear she is doing better and that things are going as they should for treatment.

I'll be thinking of you guys and Praying!!! Love and Hugs!!!

my family said...

so glad to hear things are going well and that you are able to make some trips home.

How are the big girls doing?

watch her, she will start walking and she may just find her way to the front door of the hopsital, lol.

I think I would like a little monkey like that, too cute!

{{hugs}}
april

Lori said...

Love these pics! Love the Baby Legs! =)
Glad to hear that fever is gone.
And, still praying (of, course!)

Monica Crumley said...

Isn't she just the epitomy of cuteness! Love her standing and her darling leg warmers.

Kristin said...

So glad she's fever free!

Anderson Family said...

Cute baby legs and monkey shirt. The prayers will never stop until Em has won this battle - and win the battle is exactly what she is going to do! I will get a picture off to you soon!

Kelli said...

Ella is as cute as ever!! :) I loved these pictures!!

So glad to hear that the fever has found it's way out of her adorable little body!

Stevenson Family said...

Oh Denise... I know how hard it is to be away from home. Once we get back home I will be sending you out a picture of Beau. Tell Ella to stay strong. We are praying for her from the hospital here.

Lacey said...

Oh crap, I need to get that picture sent in! What size do you want?

Rochelle said...

Such cute pictures, glad to hear she is fever free and that the aspiration came back so good!

Thankful that your mom is there and can stay too so that you can spend time at home and give Abbey and Ella some love & momma time!

Daily prayers for you all... glad you are feeling them.

Mama Mason-Mann said...

GREAT pics. Nice to see her looking so good. Glad to hear you're getting a chance to "catch up" at home (if there is such a thing)! Just sent along a little care package from the Mason-Mann clan. Should arrive next week. It has a picture of Chloe in it. :) And don't worry about the positive vibes/thoughts stopping here - we'll keep them coming!!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Look at her, what a cute little Monkey in a cage! :) I am glad her fever is gone. I will talk to you soon, and see how everything is going.

Kelly said...

Go Ella...something tells me this little monkey will be breaking out of her cage soon:)

So happy to hear that things are looking good, Ella looks like her happy little self again! Ohhh, that smile.....*sigh*!!!

Our village continues to grow every day, and with that comes more prayer warriors, we are a force to be reckoned with!!!

kecia said...

every time I look at pictures of her I want to be there to meet her and hug her! I wish we were close enough! I LOVE her baby legs with her onesies! Such a cute idea! glad to see so many smiles!

Melissa M said...

Glad to hear the fever is gone and she looks like she's doing great! I love all the big smiles!!

Ella's care package went out yesterday!