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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Surprise!!!!!

WE ARE AT HOME!!! Not just me, but all of us!! Including Ella!!! I am as shocked as you are. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday to tell you that her numbers had jumped back up from the day before and at that point the doctors thought that we should be home by Monday. But Ella didn't want to wait. I was still at home and my mom called me about 12:30 pm and said "Come and get us!" I said "Huh??", and she said "Come and get us!!" Her blood had come back with a nice big jump and we hit that magic number that allows us to go home. We made it home about 5:30pm and Ella jumped right into doing all of her favorite things. She cruised around playing with her toys for about an hour and half and then I think she kind of pooped out. She got whiny and only wanted mommy. As I type this, she is sitting with me so I will probably keep this very short.

We have to go back to the outpatient clinic on Monday for a bone marrow biopsy and they will check her blood then. I asked if we would be able to stay home through the week as it is the last week of school and Abbey will have her promotion to middle school etc. They said we should be able to wait to start up again with the next round (assuming she reaches the next magic number) the following Monday (June 14) so that will give us a total of 10 days at home!!! Heaven!!! So what if she can't leave the house....we will so enjoy just being home.

Of course the battery on my camera is dying so I was having trouble getting pictures but these are the few that I have from her arrival home. It is funny because before leukemia, I probably wouldn't have even found these photos worthy of making it to the blog as they seem so "regular". But they sure seem special to me now!!!









44 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh happy tears - you go Ella. We are soooo proud of you big girl. Hugs and kisses from Utah :)

Monica Crumley said...

What excellent news! You're outta there in record time! Ella, you're a little ROCKSTAR and I love your smiles. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time at home and give Mommy lots of hugs and rest.

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

Go, Ella, Go!! Yay God!! I'm sure all of you are terribly happy to be home.
In Him,
E

EL said...

So great! I imagine your soaking up all your precious time. I love reading your updates. I will continue to pray as you prepare for the next phase.

nitie said...

hey, great to know this... somehow i had a feeling when i was reading your last post that ella wil be discharged the next day... and it happened... THANK GOD !!!

take care and relax for a while now...

love to Ella
:)

Heather said...

Welcome home friend.I know you all will be cherishing every single moment.

Proud of you all.Especially you Denise,who has hit this thing head on,with grace and dignity,faith and hope.The journey will be made so much easier with those,and your positive attitude firmly in place.

And,as an added bonus,maybe you will see Jax and family.

Life is good,in-spite of it all.

Tina said...

So excited, so happy, to read this news, not what I expected when I logged in, infact I missed your last post as well as I haven't been online for a bit. Denise this is positive news and I am sure you are going to sail through the next stage.

You are very brave, very strong and Ella can see that, your positive attitude makes a real difference.

I love those pictures, so wonderful for Ella to be doing the stuff she knows and enjoys, being around all those thousands (!!) of toys she seems to have. Big hugs and kisses to that beautiful little girl of yours and enjoy your days at home together.

Mel said...

How fabulous! Such great news and so well-deserved, way to go Ella :)

Pallavi said...

hurray!!!
that's a great news :)

stephanie said...

WOO HOO!!!! Ella you rock!!!!!

So super happy that your home!!!!Have a great ten days!!!

mandd3 said...

No fair making me cry before 7am!!! What wonderful news! I can only imagine what a sweet feeling it is to be all together again. And those picutres are about as far from ordinary as can be, especially the one of Ella and Abbey. As always, praying for Ella and all of you.

Runningmama said...

You have just made my day with this news! Ella Grace...you are just so AWESOME!

Bulldogma said...

I"m doing the HAPPY DANCE for you and Ella!! I'll be praying that everything goes well!

The VW's said...

YAY!!! Welcome home again! Enjoy your time at home! Ella, you are one cute fighter! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Adrienne said...

Yay for regular photos!!! So glad her numbers are up and you're home for a bit! xss v y rvccx - that's from Bennett:)

Rachel said...

Yeah for regular and normal and HOME! We are sending you "NO GERM" prayers! Enjoy your own bed kiddo!

Rochelle said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!!! I nearly jumped out of my chair when I read you were all home! That is so great.
I know you will enjoy your family time together. I am sure Ella is thrilled to see her home, sisters and toys!
Hugs of happiness to you today!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!! Way to go Ella girl!!!

Lori said...

Woohoo! Welcome home!

Jenee said...

Excellent news! Enjoy your days at home, you all deserve it. Ella your amazing!

Continued ((Hugs)) and prayers from Michigan!!!

my family said...

I just want to say :WoooooooooooooHooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great feeling it must be, I can see Ella is thrilled about being home and I know the girls must be too. So happy for all of you. Enjoy your time home

Lacey said...

I love to see her home with her big sisters! See you in a couple of days!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

WOW! Is that why your Mom was calling when we were on the phone? I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS! I hope your time at home is awesome and I know it will be enjoyed. :) I will see you guys in a few weeks then!

Christine said...

Yay! Great news! Enjoy these next 10 days! Congrats to Abbey too!

The Sanchez Family said...

I'm sooooooo happy!!!!! YEAH! Still need to get our pictures to you and Ella's little surprise :)

Dani said...

Yay...Ella's home & mommy too : )..so happy for you guys!! enjoy the next few weeks..pictures are soo beautiful!! cant wait to meet up with you in a few weeks..God bless and still lots of prayers !! Dani, E-V & Jesse

Googsmom said...

Wonderful news!!!!

Kelli said...

Yay Ella!! What a strong little girl you are! This post brought happy tears to my eyes!! :)

Christi Harrison said...

woo hoo! great news!

Kelli said...

Home Sweet Home! I bet she is thrilled to have all of her toys back and the run of the house. All over the house and not just in one room. Super job Ella. First one down. I love her new haircut.

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Love the "ordinary" pictures! Ella is NOTHING close to ordinary! She's amazing! Glad your home. You made my weekend!

To Love Endlessly said...

Those simple pictures just made me cry tears of joy. I skipped over what you wrote initially to check out her sweet face at home. :-D Such wonderful news!

Coco said...

what great news...we are so happy to hear that.

Mindy said...

I am glad she is home!:) She is such a little cutie!!!! That smile melts your heart.

Stevenson Family said...

Oh Yeah!!! She looks so happy to be home and I'm sure you are over the moon. I hope she gets to stay home for awhile!!

Angi said...

YaY-YAY-YAAAAAAYYYYYYY.happy day!

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

hooray for being home!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!! so happy to know that you guys are home and to see ella just doing "regular things" :)

Heidi said...

Yay!!!! I'm so glad she is home! Those pictures are so special - I love seeing her play with her toys and her sister! I'm sure she is so glad to be back home!

Julie said...

I'm soooo happy to see this post! I've not been on for the past few days getting ready for a huge yard sale and I'm so tired right now and this is so great to see I'm just weepy! Big hug to Ella! And my good news - we're about $1000 closer to bringing home Ella's buddy Dashlyn! (Good sale!)

Anderson Family said...

What wonderful news! I am so glad she gets a break from the hospital and gets to spend time at home. We think and pray for Ella all the time! Praying that you will get to stay home as long as possible!

stephanie said...

SO awesome! Way to go sweet Ella!!!!

frankanderica said...

Yay! So glad to hear you're all home and the family is together! I bet Abby and Emma are thrilled! I hope everything continues in a positive direction and these treatments are over before you know it. I got Ella's leg-warmer back from the dryer fairy and I'll be putting it in the mail tomorrow! :) Enjoy your time at home!

Suzie said...

Yeah so good to read!

Melissa M said...

Now I'm behind in my blog reading, LOL! Yay for Ella being home!! I'm so excited for you all.