Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Special Visitor

Melanie was still running a fever today. They haven't found anything from the cultures yet. They took a sample to check for H1N1, but that could take a few days to get back. My mom said that the nurse explained it is good if they don't find anything. We don't want it to be an infection or virus of any kind. Hopefully it is just a neutropenia fever, which is simply caused by having low NU levels.

Despite an off and on fever, Melanie had a great day today. Her and Kaden had a very special visitor! Andy Williams, who is #77 on the ReAl soccer team shocked them with a visit. My mom said that both of their eyes were so big when he walked in the room. One of the nurses told him about Melanie and Kaden and what big ReAl fans they are. Andy's wife has AML. She had a cord transplant and was in Seattle for 5 months. She has to come into the hospital every week to get some platelets. Andy signed the pendent hanging on Mel's wall. They all talked about the soccer game and he mentioned that he would stop by again. COOL! When I talked with Kaden about it, he was grinning from ear to ear. That really made the day bright!

Kaden, Andy Williams, Mel. We'll have to take a picture next time he comes for a visit. This one is pretty darn blurry.

Melanie also had a visit from her Principal, Curt Jenkins, and his wife Melanie. It is so nice of people to travel so far to see Melanie. One of her former student's mom stopped by and brought Melanie a special gift. The student's name is Carson. His sister passed away from a brain tumor, while he was in Mel's class. Melanie gave him a teddy bear to help him through the ordeal. In a note he sent to her today, he explained that he still sleeps with his teddy bear and he thought she needed something to comfort her as well. He had sent a big teddy bear for Melanie. What a sweet boy. Melanie was truly touched by his thoughtfulness.

I'm sure there is going to be a lot of fasting on Melanie's behalf tomorrow. May we just say Thank you, Thank you!


Soto family said...

Hi Mel. Thinking about you, today, as always, and wanted to tell you that I love ya. That's all. I hope that tomorrow is a better day! MMMMMuah!!!!! Love yer gutz!

Darlene said...

Just popping in to say hello and I am thinking about you!

Lots of love,


Desiree said...

We are so jealous you got to met Andy. Bayler is green with envy. Thats AWESOME!!!

Our family had the best fast sunday ever. It made a big difference that we all had a true purpose for our fast. Thank you.

It's Time to Live said...

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Shanna said...

I am sorry I missed you on Saturday. Due to the weather, my travel plans were changed. I will try to get down soon. Take Care!!

Kate said...


That is so cool that you got a visit from Andy Williams! Totally made me cry.

Love, Kate

Heidi Hartley said...

Andy Williams :) That's just freakin' awesome! How great for you and Kaden, Melanie. Keep smiling.

Rebecca H. said...

So I was talking with Melissa (Bowen's mom) today and she told me. Isaac still talks about his kindergarten teacher in Providence. Things have been hard for him after our move to South Weber. Many of the same problems socially/behavior we had before. We miss you. You were the best teacher for him.
Love, Rebecca