Thursday, July 2, 2009

Day of friends... Day 232 02JUL09

Joshua having a little dinner.

Today was a day of visitors and friends. Joshua got a visit from Jamie and Christian and we got to see a 3D ultrasound of our granddaughter. It was amazing, you could see her entire face and she is very beautiful already. Only 73 more days to her due date. Grandma and Pa stopped by for a visit. Lisha, Hayley, and Mercedes came by and brought all of us a wonderful dinner and chocolate cake! It was delicious and I know the the chocolate made Renee feel a lot better.

Today was also a day of memories. Renee and I were standing in the hallway watching Josh in the playroom when a couple walked by holding hands and looking very lost. They stopped a little down the hallway and held each other while they cried. That was us 232 days ago. Our hearts breaking while we watched our baby fight for his life. Watching them comfort each other instantly took me back both in my mind and in my heart.

It never leaves you.

It gets a little better but it is always with you.

Joshua is still on a slight downward trend. His ANC has dropped to 17.6 and his platelets are 41. His potassium was low as well so he got two rounds of potassium to get it back to normal levels. The first round did nothing but the second one he moved up. Just another little bump in the road. His energy and smile are still going strong and he was playing all afternoon. He is not going to get out of the hospital anytime soon with an ANC of 17 so we are just settling in for the long haul.

3 comments:

Jamie(Sister) said...

Man looks like you guys had a big nice yummy dinner!!! =) Thats great Joshua that you are still having home cooked meals while being stuck in the hospital... ;) We loved playing uno with you and Jarrod today. You guys are awesome at those games. =) Well i love you pumpkin butt and hope that those counts get up there soon so that you and mommy can go home!!!! See you soon love bug

XOXO LOVE JAMIE BELLA AND CHRISTIAN
ps I think we are coming up on Saturday 4th of July...

Nonna said...

Good Morning Snuggle Monkey,

What a Feast!!!!! Did you let anybody else have a bite? I'm happy to hear you are still zooming around but I sure wish your counts would hurry up and get where they need to be so you can get back home.

Hang tough mighty warrior - you are absolutely awesome.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,

Nonna

Miss Laura said...

Josh, Chocolate cake & spaghetti! That's an awesome meal... I hope you ate all you could. I'm sorry your counts are still so low, but glad you had all the visitors you did.

Keep up the good work, Renee & Lee. You are an inspiration to so many people. Love, Laura & Frank