Thursday, January 24, 2013

Saving a Life!!

What can we do for other people?

How often do we think about other people's life that isn't in our family? Strangers?
Do we think about ways we can help them?

Have you ever thought about donating blood, platelets or bone marrow? Just doing one of these you could save someones life.

Before Jamie was born I used to give platelets as often as I could. I think I was up to around 25 donations.  I would LOVE to start doing that again but it takes around 2-3 hours depending.  I just need to make the time and DO IT!  I have never thought about donating Bone Marrow until mom starting going through all of this
So I would encourage EVERYONE to think and try to at least donate blood twice a year or more. Mom has received blood and platelets so I am thankful for whomever donated those.

Mom is doing GREAT!!! In great spirits and always a GREAT attitude about her recovery. I am so proud of her. I got some items off choose hope website for Leukemia.  I got this button (My Mom is my Hero), 2 orange bracelets and a pin. 

If you read this blog think about if one of your family members got sick and needed blood, platelets or even bone marrow would you do it? Why not help someone that needs to right now!!!

Ok, I am OFF my soap box!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wish We Could Start 2013 Over!

Not to excited about 2013 right about now.  But I know God has his plans for this year and its in His hands.
So here is why I would like to start 2013 over again! The first week in the year my mom had blood work taken and they found some abnormal stuff in her blood so they asked her to come back for a second set of blood work to make sure it wasn't a mistake. So after the second set of blood work they told her that she needed to go to the hospital right away.  They told her that she was anemic. At Kennestone hospital they started running a bunch of test. On Tuesday Jan 8th my dad called me and told me I needed to come up to the hospital.  When Brian and I got there my mom told me she had Leukemia.  She explained everything to us saying that they were going to be transporting her to Northside tomorrow the 9th.  At Northside hospital one of the best in the country for Leukemia patients they started running more test and said she had ALL Leukemia.  They started Chemo on Saturday the 12th and they finished with the first round 2 days ago.  Her immune system is now breaking down and they will start the second round on the 21st.
Yesterday, the doctors says she is on the right track for a good recovery.
Mom in the hospital this picture was taken on  the Jan 16th. 

Also, at the beginning of 2013 Jamie was sick and had to get an inhaler and so antibiotics. Now this morning I take her temp and its 104.0 and I take her straight to the doctor and wait for somebody to see her.  Well they tell me she has the flu.. :( Poor baby. Can't stay healthy.  SO now that she has the flu I can't see mom for a while because she can't have any GERMS it would not be good if she got sick because her body couldn't fight it off.  

If you read this please say a quick prayer for my family. I don't know how much more I can take.  I feel like the earth is closing in on me FAST.

Again, leave a comment if you read this.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas/New Years

Christmas started really early for us this year.  We got our Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving and Brian and I were done with the kids shopping early in December.  We went and saw Santa early and everything wrapped early!! We were ready!

Jamie Turning On the Tree after getting home

Jamie loves to turn on the Christmas tree and the blow up Eeyore we have at the front door.  She knows we are supposed to plug in the wreath at the front door and then go inside and turn the tree and Eeyore on.  She is so proud of herself when she does that. 

Christmas Eve Brian and I open our present with each other and we also let Jamie open a Christmas Book before she went to bed she got " The Night Before Christmas"

For Christmas I got a stand up mixer and Brian got a Keurig machine


On New Years Eve we went to Renaissance Hotel at the Atlanta Airport and watched planes land and take off like we did last year.  I was fun and loved watching the planes.  Happy New Year....Bring it on 2013