Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day 69

In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” We feel like so much has happened that we hardly even know what day it is. Being in the hospital day after day has made us feel like we were in a “Dead Zone” completely out of touch with the outside world. It was worse for Sarah because she had to stay in her room as to not get any hospital germs. She could have walked the halls while wearing a bright yellow mask but she was already on edge and didn’t want to bring more attention to herself. I was picking on Sarah out of love and told her that her hospital robe reminded me of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” She has been a little bossy ever since, and she calls it being “The Shepherd.” I think I’ve created a monster. Finally, we made it through and are glad to tell you that her blood cell counts are back up and she has not had a fever in a couple days. At the hospital, they gave Sarah a different kind of bone marrow boosting medication and it worked like a charm. This is fantastic news! We hope to use this new drug for the rest of her treatments but there is a catch…it is a shot that she will need to go to the Cancer Center to receive once a day for 3 to 5 days after treatment. This is a decent trade-off because her body responds well to it and there is much less pain than the Neulasta shot. Your prayers for our hospital “vacation” are greatly appreciated.
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After two months of looking, we finally found an apartment! God has really set this place up for us and just in the nick of time. It couldn’t be any more perfect for us and we are so excited to start moving in. It has nearly all the features we were looking for and we have such an overwhelming sense of peace about this place. Incredibly, there’s even an elevator so there are no stairs for weak legs to climb. Our new apartment is going to be such a stress reliever for us because it is minutes from everything that we need and it is across the street from Kirk’s work in Snohomish. We have to move this week so that we can be all settled before the next chemotherapy appointment which is on June first. Thank you so much for the prayers about relocating. God does hear our needs and he provides in amazing ways!

Kirk & Sarah

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