This time I was not a loser! I remembered to take pictures of Abbey and Emma before they got on the plane. Today they flew up to Oregon to spend time with my cousin and aunt and uncle. They will spend a few days in Bend and then a few days in Knappa which is a small town outside of Astoria. Tonight I am at home with NO CHILDREN!! Too bad it is because Ella is in the hospital. But I am trying to make the most of it. My second mom is with Ella tonight and then tomorrow daddy will stay with her as it is his last night that he can before going back to work. SOOOOO since my birthday is Sunday and I will be at the hospital, I am declaring tomorrow to be my birthday (not that I really enjoy celebrating them anymore). But I am having lunch with some friends and then going to scrapbook in my very quiet house the rest of the day. Oh, I can't wait. I haven't touched the stuff since right before Ella was diagnosed. I am also putting a corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot to cook and I MIGHT let me mom and sister intrude on my quiet house just long enough to eat some with me. I know it is a simple day....but I am looking so forward to it. I mean how often do you have an empty house???? I feel kind of guilty spending so much time away from the hospital this week but it just happens that I have had a lot of backup and I guess I need to take advantage of it while it is here. I know I will be back there for quite a bit starting Sunday.
Here are a few pictures from the last few days at the hospital. Nothing too exciting...just Ella being her usual goofy self. Her blood counts are starting to drop as they should be. She got a platelet transfusion a few days ago and is verging on needing some red blood cells as well but hasn't quite hit that point yet.
Can you say 60's drugged out hippie!!