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Monday, October 18, 2010

After 26 Days, We Have Been Freed!!!

It was a close call, but the powers that be decided that we could go home today. Ella's numbers have been climbing up the last few days and her hemoglobin and platelets looked great in addition to the fact that she never grew any bacteria in her blood. So even though her ANC was only 270 today, they decided to cut us loose. So round 4 finally comes to a close and now we hope that her numbers don't climb too quickly in order to allow us a decent amount of time at home before starting the next round. We were all packed and ready to go for over an hour but were stuck there waiting for the darn flu shot to come up from the pharmacy as they wanted to give one to her before she left the hospital. But finally, at about 2pm, we were free!!

Daddy was working nearby so we were able to meet for a quick hello as he would get home after she went to bed and have to leave in the morning before she got up. As you can see below, she was very happy to see her daddy!!




Of course, you must spend a little time being a fashionista when you get home as mommy is having a little too much fun buying hats right now. I was a little bummed though because she seems to be slipping back in to her old patterns of yanking the hat off her head almost as quickly as I get it on. I hope she breaks this habit quickly as I just ordered a few colorful knit caps for the Fall/Winter season!!


27 comments:

Kristin said...

Yay for being home and for cute hats!

Ashley said...

So glad to see that you guys are home :)

stephanie said...

Welcome home Sweetie!!! Enjoy!

Pallavi said...

We are so Happy :)

Tina said...

Yay!!! Welcome home sweet precious little girl. Could not have asked for better news.

Fall winter collection I say, aren't we fashionable!!! Actually Ella you always look fashionable now with the hats (if you keep them on) you're going to wow everyone around!

my family said...

so glad you all finally got home, nothing like a daddy hug.

summer said...

Such Wonderful news!!! Love the Daddy Hug!!! Love the Hat!!! Love that she is HOME!!!

Runningmama said...

Yay for Ella...I love the pink hat and can't wait to see the new ones you bought!

Emily said...

So glad you are home! I love the picture of her in her hat... she is as beautiful as ever!

Chris, Becca, Abby and Jocelyn said...

Yipee! So happy that you are home...and I hope you aren't floating away! This is some crazy rain (for So. CA). Would love to get together when Ella is up for it. Such a cute little girl.

Karol said...

Oh how I love this sweet baby. I so wish I could reach in and scoop her up through my screen.

Kristen's mom said...

she is so cute! Her picture needs to be in lights.
Yay! round 4 is finished. Does that mean one more or two? From where I am sitting, It seems she has done amazing with all of this.

The VW's said...

Welcome Home Ella! Hope you get to stay there for a long while! You are the CUTEST! Love and Hugs!!!

mandd3 said...

Oh Denise, how her personality just EXPLODES from her pictures!! I am so glad you are home and hope you get to stay for a good long time before going back.
God bless you all.

Wren said...

Welcome home Ella!!!! Have fun wearing all those cute new hats your mommy bought for you!

Devon said...

YAY for being home!!! Love the pink hat, Ella. It's so cute! Can't wait to see the others!

Lacey said...

Since its getting cold, I think I'm going to go buy some more of the knit hats. I can still put a bow on those while its so cold out!

EL said...

Yeah..we think and pray for you often. I don't know what the rules are for seeing Ella, but we'd love to see her if time allows for you guys.

Suzie said...

Love the picture of Daddy holding his precious baby girl. That's pure love

Angela said...

Yay Ella! So glad you got to go home! I love your cute hat!

Kelly said...

Welcome home Ella!!! Looking good, little chicky-mama!!! ((HUGS)) from all of us....especially LANDON=)

Rochelle said...

Yeah for being home! So glad you only have a couple more rounds....will be so thankful when this cancer thing is done forever!
Enjoy!

Bulldogma said...

Hooray! I'm so happy Ella is HOME! Congratulations!

Cathy said...

So happy you are home Ella!!!! You are rockin' that hat!!

Melissa M said...

I'm so glad to see you guys are home!! And I can't wait to meet you next month. :)

Holly W said...

So glad to hear you were set free! Ella looks great!

kecia said...

what a cutie! I am so glad you are home! I can't believe you have been there for 26 days!!