Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


James is home. His counts were great and they are guessing it is a bug. Rachel and I are home and getting settled in. Her bilirubin(sp?) is elevated so we will see the doctor tomorrow. Please pray for us as we continue to get adjusted to our new life!

I am still in the hospital with Rachel and the plan is for us to be discharged today after being here 24 hours. Meanwhile James has spiked a fever and Greg left me to take him to MDA. We would really appreciate your prayers! I will keep you posted.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Rachel has Arrived!

Well, our precious Rachel Claire has arrived! She was born 11/16/2009 at 2:58 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 12 oz., measuring 21 inches. She came quickly into this world (as it should be) and had moderate difficulty breathing until the NICU nurse whacked her on the back and cleared those lungs immediately! Here are some pictures of her shortly after her arrival.

We feel so blessed to have had things go smoothly today and know that Rachel will bring such happiness and joy! We will post more very soon.

Blessings! Greg and Joy

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween and other things.....

Sorry it has taken me a week to post but James is doing much better. We went to the clinic on Wednesday and he had his counts done. His ANC is up to 870 and his white count was 5700. They started him back on chemo but only on half strength. He has done well taking it again which is a huge relief. They discontinued Tamiflu because he was spitting it out. I am including some pics from Halloween and from James riding his bike. Halloween was low key and we didn't go trick or treating. I let the kids dress up and pass out some candy. They seem to be ok with it! We return to MDA on Wednesday for lumbar puncture and chemo plus we start steroids. My mom is coming on Tuesday and Rachel is scheduled for Monday The 16th unless she decides to come early. We will keep you posted. Thanks for all the prayers!