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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Numbers Dropping For Ella.....Up In The Air For Abbey and Emma


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!!


How many of you can do this?


Just hanging around reading




This is her new "say cheese" face



This is little Ruby. She is two doors down from us and also
has AML :( I had a hard time getting a good pic of them together.


"What are you looking at??"


22 comments:

Cammie Heflin said...

I'm jealous of your day! I can TOTALLY relate!! I have not once had the house to myself in four years! I would have no idea what to do!

Rochelle said...

Enjoy your day, can I send you my scrapbooks to work on too? I am behind and have no excuses.
Happy early birthday, hope you are enjoying a quiet house all to yourself.

The VW's said...

Hope you enjoy your quiet and well-deserved day alone! Have a great birthday! As always, those pics of Ella are so precious! Praying she continues to do well! Hugs!!!

Kelly said...

Glad to hear that everything is going as expected with our sweet Ella!! I just love these pics!! I am just in awe of Miss Ella's strength!!! I think of you all constantly!!

Abbey & Emma off on another adventure!! How nice.....and pictures to boot.....you go mama!! I'm sure they are going to have a fabulous time:)

And YOU, my friend, ENJOY this "you" time!! We definitely have to take advantage of these times when we can! How nice that you have the extra help too:) Happy "early" Birthday to you!! Enjoy every once of it:)

BTW, isn't it funny how you don't even think about what you must sound like to other people! I never think about the accent thing!!! lol

my family said...

this little one is something....she always looks so happy and going with the flow.

Happy birthday, relax(if you can) and enjoy some time alone. I hope your girls have a great trip.

You probably think Im lying when I say I have something to send, lol....only had it for the past month... just have to go to the post office when its opened...seems like we dontleave the house until it closes and the heat is bearable :) I guess it will get there one day

{{hugs}}

hope you have a good day

Lacey said...

I was just telling Heather that Ella reminds me so much of Zoey. In the hospital getting chemo and just smiling and playing away like its nothing!
Her pointing is my favorite face, and the cheaser!

ABandCsMom said...

Great pictures. Love Ella's silly faces. Where does she come up with those anyway???

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

happy early birthday to you!!! hope abbey and emma have a great time in oregon. so happy to see ella smiling and looking her usual "adorable" self :) enjoy the peace and quiet at the house while you can!!!

Cindy said...

I know what you mean about an empty house! Sure doesn't happen very often.

Love the 'Say Cheeeese' face!!!!

Amy L said...

Oh my, I love her little "say cheese" face! She's adorable! Have a great time with your friends!:)
Amy

Heather said...

Loving that child of yours and can't wait for our visit!!

*A buddy ...hate that she has one in that place but some of our most cherished memories are of times spent with our fellow 4th floor warriors.

Lori said...

Happy Early Birthday! I hope your day is as delightful as it sounds =)

Keeping that adorably sweet Ella in our prayers!

Cathy said...

You have every right to enjoy your quiet day!!! Happy birthday! As usual, your little princess has brightened my day with her gorgeous grins.

Steph said...

Enjoy your alone time! It's SO needed and you should take it when you can :)

Hugs to you and sweet lil' Ella...

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Happy early Birthday and I hope that today is a calm and fun as you hoped it would be. The new pictures are just adorable. She is such the personality!!! I am still hoping to be able to come visit soon, but Sweet Pea just came down with another bug so I don't want to risk being a carrier and infecting Sweet Ella. :-(

To Love Endlessly said...

sounds like a wonderful birthday to me! I'll be 30 at the end of this month and wonder what I should do with the day. Something simple sounds perfect.

Great pictures of Ella! Keep 'em coming. :-)

Kele@ said...

Happy Birthday to you NO MATTER when you celebrate it! I will be thinking of you enjoying your lunch and quiet time. Make sure you put those pics of Ella in her scrapbook in the correct order,
1st being the 'drugged out hippie'
followed by having the munchies and eating her foot...LOL!
Glad all is going as it is supposed to, KISS my girl!

Googsmom said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope the girls brought shorts up here, it hit 102 the other day. Hot hot hot!

{{{{HUGS ELLA}}}}}

G-Zell said...

LOVe the cheesey face adorable!.. oh HOW i WISH I had any flexibility now that I am at the ripe of 38 LOL...

She is so beautiful!

Melissa M said...

I love her cheese face!! I hope you enjoyed your time alone, it's good to recharge. Happy Birthday!!

Blessed with Boys said...

Ella is just to cute for words! Wish you lived closer. I think your Ella and my Malachi would possibly be the new and improved Bradgalina!!

Kim said...

No kids? Wow. I wouldn't know what to do! Ella is such a ham and cute as ever!