Monday, December 1, 2008


Literally! Lisa gave the second sample today and unfortunately it tested positive. Ugh. That means anyone with a compromised immune system, including an 11 year old sister who is having surgery on Wednesday, can't be in contact with her.

So....Lisa and Maranda won't be in the same room while they are both inpatient. I'm sure everything will work out and I don't want to dwell on it for fear I jinx Maranda and she ends up in intensive care until Lisa is off I'm not hoping or wishing for anything except for both girls to get well quick and get the heck out of here.

Oddly (and sadly) there is another family 3 doors down from us in the same predicament. Their youngest is here because of neuroblastoma and their oldest is getting bone surgery tomorrow. They were going to have their kids bunk together, but the youngest is on restrictions. The mom and I are discussing having Maranda bunk with her older son so then we could at least have them close by and know the other family they are rooming with. It's usually against hospital rules because they are opposite sex, but we'll see what happens. I'd rather have her 2 doors down than on another floor.

Lisa had a good night last night (only waking at 3, 4, 6 and 7). She is back to her normal happy self today sans eating. She's been out for a walk around the halls, she's done arts and crafts, played with her dolls, watch movies and hasn't screamed too much at the nurses. We just need to clear up her infection and get her eating and then hopefully she will go home. There was supposed to be chemo this week, but given the circumstances they've postponed it. Hopefully we won't end up doing chemo Christmas week.

We still don't know what time Maranda's surgery is on will take about three hours...and we hope that the prayer chain of all our readers will be working away. While Maranda's condition isn't cancer (as one doctor said) it is some pretty serious surgery and will carry many risks. So we gladly welcome all prayers this Wed.


Anonymous said...

You are all in our prayers, what a challenge you all have had.
God's blessings,
The folks on the Snowy!!!!!!!! Western side of the state.

Anonymous said...

We have a prayer chang in
Dearborn working for Maranda.