Thursday, January 05, 2006

Rough Night

Kerstin woke up during the night with a neck ache and a headache. Jeff and Annie took turns laying with her, trying to get her settled down and back to sleep. She finally nodded off about 7am and we let her sleep until 10:30. We went to St. E's this afternoon for labs. Looks like her ANC dropped to 2000. Her appetite is also pretty poor and the ATRA has dehydrated her again, so we are pushing plenty of fluids and lip balm. We also had to do a dressing change today which is one of Kerstin's most dis-liked things. All around kind of a rough day.

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."
            -- Mark Twain


Aunt Debbie and the boys said...

Wow, sounds like you had a rough night, or at least mom and dad did. I hope you can sleep good tonight. You're probably going through withdrawals from a lack of beeping machines. Maybe we could find an annoying beeping machine to make noise every 10 or 15 minutes. You always slept through that. Sweet dreams!!Beeep beeep!

Pastor Greg said...


I'm sorry you're having such a tough time. I remember when I visited you at your house and you had to have your dressing changed. I know you don't like to have that done because it hurts so much. I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was when I watched you get it done, because you are so tough. You really are a very strong girl, and even if you don't feel strong some days, I can tell you that you are! I just know that you will get through these difficult days, too! Hang in there, and feel the power of all the prayers people are saying for you!
I am so proud of you, and your family!

Pastor Greg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet Kerstin,
I hope you are feeling better this morning. You probably feel like you've been hurting forever. I asked Jesus to give you extra hugs today- can you feel Him?

Guess what Adrienne did over Christmas break... she recorded a CD with her friend Sophia! They were so excited! I think they think they are headed for American Idol or something silly like that. We are planning a pizza and dance party for them so their friends can get an autgraphed CD and celebrate with them.

Elise just pottied on the floor...looks like it's going to be one of 'those' days with an almost two year old. Take care and try to drink something.

Hugs and prayers,
Julie Anderson

Anonymous said...


Sounds like you had a crummy day. I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully today will be a better day. Fortunately it sounds like you are getting closer and closer to your treatments being over, so that it something to be thankful for. Hang in there sweet girl. Just a couple months and warm spring days will be here. My prayer for you is that you will back to full health by then so you can run and play outside on the first beautiful spring day. You and your entire family continue to be in my prayers and the prayers of many.

God bless,
Kristin Ullman

Anonymous said...

I have been saying prayers for you all day. Please, please have your Daddy post that today was a better day.

Cindy Larson-Miller