Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Wonderful Sabbath Day

Melanie had another great day! She did have some nausea and was really tired, but she always has a positive attitude. She seemed to have a good night, just the usual night sweats. The nurse gave her a full dose of anti- nausea medicine and it knocked her out pretty quick.

The doctor came in and talked to us. They have such good doctors taking care of Mel...what a blessing. Her Neutrophils went down to 200, we were pretty bummed but the doctor said it is normal and to not worry. They are hoping to do Melanie's bone marrow test on Wed. or Thurs. We are praying that there will be an absence of Leukemia cells.

Mel had lots of visitors today. Her home teacher Mark Daines and his wife Judy came, Aunt Eva came as well as Grandpa and Grandma Perkes (maternal grandparents). Later in the day she had a visit from Liz and Rich Mitchell (Angie's brother and sister in-law) who brought her Holiday Inn...a huge favorite of Mel's. She also was visited by Alean and Diana who she worked with at Providence Elementary. Mel enjoys the visits, especially on her good days. She was in such good spirits today.

There have been several donations to Mel's charitable account. We can't begin to express the gratitude we feel. There are tears of joy every day because of the many generous people who we feel lucky to call friends and family. Thank you from our whole family...are hearts are full to bursting!

Here are a few pictures from today.


Mel wearing her new hat from Grandma and Grandpa Perkes.


Melanie showing off her delicious pie cakes from Grandma Perkes. Right before I took this pic Mel said, "I get more than one". Our cousins will know what she means by that. ;)


This is the nativity lovingly given to her by a student.


The bear given to her by Carson, a former student of hers.


A basket of goodies from Uncle David and Aunt Cindy. It was full of some yummy treats and snacks...Mel was really excited to get this! She has had a huge sweet tooth lately.


Mel with Grandma and Grandpa Perkes.


Keep smiling Mel, it lights up the room!

3 comments:

Kerren said...

Not only does your smile light up your room . . . it lights up my heart! You are so beautiful! It has to be a pleasure and a bright spot in the days of all of your caregivers to be able to serve you. I'm pretty certain the hospital staff has to deal with a lot of negativity -- understandably, but seeing your smile has to off-set the other expressions. I'll call you later this week before we come to SLC on Saturday. Please see if you can come up with a "wish-list," so I can bring something you're needing or missing. Hope and pray that today's the best day yet!

Cindy said...

Dear Miss Melanie,
I miss seeing you in the halls by my classroom. I hope you start feeling better soon so you can come back to school. I remember the groups we had in kindergarten. My favorite was the textures group. Have a Merry Christmas!

From Jaren Glenn

PS - my mom helped me write this

Dan said...

Pie cakes, best medicine ever! =D
Love ya Mel,
Dan =)

::hugs:: ♥