Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Carrie, Jillian and little Bill all came down to visit us about a week ago and I am just posting the pictures. They brought Makynna a purple unicorn that Jillian picked out, they brought Alexis a book and brought craig and I some yummy pies. Thanks Carrie and Bill!!! We had fun hanging out for a couple of hours until it was time for them to leave. Since then we have been getting ready to be released. It seemed like everytime we would be ready to go something would happen. For example one time Makynna's counts were up to 1200 and then they fell to 500 and then the other time she got a stupid cold. We were finally released from the hospital which was a HUGE milestone. We still have to be very careful because if Makynna spikes a fever at anytime it will give her a one way ticket back to the hospital for at least a couple of days. She can go outside but she can't go into any public places for a very long time. Makynna and I are so excited to be out of the hospital that we actually had a full night sleep last night without interruptions. Don't get me wrong I will miss some of our nurses but it is nice to get back into the semi norm of things.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Jacob Michael White turn 6 years old today. He had a amazing birthday party with his friends from school that his Nana and Aunt weewee put on for him since I couldn't be there. It was really hard not be a part of it. I called every half hour just to see how the party was going. I talked to him later and he said he had a so much fun and that there was even a kid that ran around yelling, this is the best birthday party ever! I wished I could have been there but I know he was well taking care of. Its just sad how fast time flys. It seem like yesterday that I just had him. He is a amazing little boy. I love you Jacob!!!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Lynn, Monique and Wendy came out from Utah to visit us here is good old Palo Alto (our new home). We had so much fun shopping, playing old maid and just being together. While they were here Makynna's counts came up and so she got to go outside for the first since she was admitted on December 10. She is still doing amazing minus here counts fell back to 500 but we are hoping that it was just a miscalculation. We will find out in the morning if they came up or if they stay the same. Hope for the best!!!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
So for the record I have the best family and friends ever. Kelly, Pam and Cohen dropped Lindsey off at the San Francisco airport on Tuesday and then drove another 30 miles to come and visited Makynna and I. We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner after finding out what Kelly and Janelle we having. We actually got it to go so we could come back to the room so they could see Makynna. Makynna loves visitors because she is in isolation to her room and hasn't been able to leave since we got here on December 10. Then next day Kelly and Pam were leaving but they had to make one last stop before they left, which was Ikea. Ikea is the coolest place ever. It has everything you want for your home at affordable prices. So anyway I got to spend the last day with them shopping at Ikea which takes about 3 hours rushing through the store. It was so much fun. Thanks Kelly and Pam!!!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
We are so blessed to have amazing family a friends. Makynna and I have been at Stanford for a month now and it has gone by so fast thanks to all my amazing family and friends who have support me though this huge trial in my life. I have only had a few days by myself because different people come down at different times so I always have somebody which is way nicer then being down her by myself. I actually met a women who had a son going through a transplant because of leukemia and she said that her family told her that this is her life now and that she has to deal with it on her own. I couldn't imagine going through something like this without the love and support of family and friends. Thanks to everybody who has gone out of their way to make this time in my life as easy as possible. As for the hat that Makynna is wearing some lady made it and brought it to my dad at work. I don't even know the lady but it was very thoughtful of her.
My cousin Carrie came to visit us on Monday and she brought the cutest hat ever. It was so much fun she took me to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory while my sister Jenna (who has helped me out a ton) stayed with Makynna so I could take a break and get out. After lunch we came back to the hospital and hung out for a few hours until she had to go. Thanks Carrie!!!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
So today has been a good day. We started the day sleeping in until 10:00. After being woke up a couple times through the night. The hardest thing about being in the hospital is not having any alone time. It seems like even at night the nurses are waking us up for vital which I know is mandatory but gets old. Makynna is doing really well with it that now she doesn't usually wake up for vital times I guess its pretty sad that she is getting used to it. So this is a picture of Makynna eating Cold Stone ice cream (compliments of her father) she is loving every bit of it.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
My Mom, Chrissy, Brooklynne and Jenna all came down on Wednesday to visit us at the hospital. Makynna was so excited to see new faces that she pratically jump out of my arms to see them. The funniest part about everything is wherever Brooklynne was Makynna wanted to be, whatever Brooklynne had Makynna wanted, Whoever was holding Brooklynne Makynna wanted to be held by the same person. Makynna just couldn't get enough of her cousin Brooklnne. As you can see in all these pictures her days get better and better. The doctors are amazed on how good she is doing. My personal belief is that keeping Makynna happy and enjoying the friendly faces is helping her heal faster.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
So as you can see Makynna is still doing so good. The doctors can not believe how good she is doing. Its still early to say but her white blood cell count is starting to make its way up which is what we want. She has to get her count up to the 500 before she can come out of isolation. As you can see Makynna is very swollen because they are pumping her full of fluids. Due to all the medications they are giving her its making her retain water. When we were first admitted into the Hospital she weighed 20 lbs 9 oz and today when they weighed her she weighed 24 lbs. She is so heavy to. They say that as soon as she come off of all the meds she will drop all the excess water weight and not be swollen anymore. So each day gets better and better lets just hope to keep up the pattern.