Monday, May 4, 2009


The prayers have been answered. After 10 long and painful days in the hospital Amanda's cries have been heard and we were surprised with the news today that she would be discharged later today. Though the journey is only just beginning, the news put a big smile on her face that she would be able to go home and sleep in her own bed. I think she just might miss the room service, the cartoon network, and Xbox. But I know it will pale in comparison to what she won't miss at the hospital, like the constant people barging in to ask questions, listen to her heart, check her blood pressure and oxygen, hook up a Costco sized bag of IV fluid, and the constant beeping from machines by her bed.

We didn't expect to be headed home for a couple more days but the labs all looked really good and the nurses told us she was lined up for discharge later today. The good news even helped ease the pain of the two chemo shots she had to get in her legs at the same time today. It still hurt, but not as much if she didn't know it was getting her closer to going home today.

Mary Ann and I met with the clinic nurse today to go over what the next month will look like for Amanda and the number of time she has to come back down for draws, "back pokes" and chemo. Amanda ended up falling asleep during this part out of being tired and I think part due to not wanting to hear about it. I don't think she fully knows that going home means she will be all better and everything will get back to normal.

For those interested, we will still be limiting visits at home so thank you for your understanding.

She gets to go home. YEAH!!!!!


  1. Hope she continues to get better! Take care!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Amanda! I don't even have words to comfort at this time - just know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your family has been put through the refiner's fire more than seems possibly fair, and I am sure I don't know the half of it, but you are strong and will come out on top! Hang in there! We love you guys!

  3. Mary Ann and Family,
    Long time no see, hear, talk, blah blah blah. I regret that these are the circumstances for coming back around, however, I do want you to know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you the best!

    Love you,
    Kimberly Larsen.... long lost office mate

  4. We just found out today. We love you and our prayers are with you.