Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hospital Perk

One great thing about the hospital is the ice. I love munching on ice and here I have an unlimited supply of soft, barrel ice. We've been trading nights staying with Esther, one of us going to my parents to be with the kids. Tonight we're having a hospital date in our new room with a view of city lights.

Esther was moved to a new room that is more chemo friendly. She did pretty much the same as yesterday, lots of fluids and getting sick. We're on the track to finding out what nausea meds will help her keep food down. We'll see...I'm sure by the time we figure out what works for these specific chemo drugs, it will be a new game for the next combination. Isn't that how a lot of parenting goes? Right you when figure it out, it all changes!

Tonight we tried a new visit with the other kids...they came to the hospital in their PJs and Anthony read to them from the Bible and continued their adventures in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Horse and His Boy. These kids have an awesome dad and I know they are learning so much about the Father from his love.

The next couple of days will be more chemo and lots of education for us. Thank you again for all of your love and support, we are tremendously grateful. It really does help.


  1. Love you guys, love this picture and love that you're finding joy in your new normal.
    I can almost hear you both laughing as you took that photo!
    grace, love and lots of prayers!

  2. I cannot say how encouraged I am reading this blog. I can't see Anthony being anything but an amazing dad. :)

  3. Thank you. And it is impressive that you work to keep the family relationships. What great parents. Prayers and hugs continue!

  4. I LOVE to see you guys smiling in this picture!! Way to look for the silver lining! You two are some special people that is for sure. I agree that they have an amazing dad, but they have an amazing mom too! Don't forget it! WE LOVE YOU GUYS! and can't wait to come see you! Just over 9 weeks!

  5. I too could almost hear you guys laughing in that beautiful picture. Keep looking for the rainbows in the rainy days! Praying! Hugs!

    1. This is Ashley Baldwin, not sure why that didn't come through.

  6. Yay for little perks :) I'll be praying that a good combo of anti-nausea drugs is found. It is no fun to feel queasy all the time. What a sweet time of all the kids hearing a story from dad. I'm sure it's so comforting for all the kiddos.

  7. I totally understand about that ice -- me too! A corresponding winter treat in hospitals are the warmed blankets and I hope you find those along the way (if there are extra the nurses share them with family :) ). I'm so glad you have Narnia. Praying all the time.

  8. I don't even know you, and I'm encouraged by this blog. I've been sharing it. I look forward to it everyday! Thanks so much for sharing! Praying for all of you!

  9. I am praying for you and your precious family.