We will always remember Ellie for her love for others, her creativity, sensitivity, and delight in life! Ellie's light has spread far and wide... may it continue to shine in our hearts.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

One Day Home...

We arrived home from the hospital last night, and have been enjoying being home today! Ellie has had a fair amount of mouth, throat and stomach pain, but has only thrown up one time during this whole chemo cycle...and that is a record for her! Today the challenge has been to keep enough fluids in her. She has been trying hard to keep drinking and eating little bits at a time, but it is very hard to drink enough. Going from around the clock IV hydration to doing it all herself is quite an adjustment. Please pray that she can drink enough so that we won't have to go back to the hospital.

Ethan will be home tonight - I can't wait to see him. I've spent the day unpacking and cleaning up. This is the very first time I've been able to completely unpack right after a hospital stay. (I must confess, there are still things in my laundry room that I've not unpacked from our FIRST hospital stay, ugh.)

I'll continue to let you know how things are going...sorry I'm not so consistent...it's much easier to keep up with updates from the hospital. When we're home, days go by so quickly and I don't even realize that time is flying by.

I hope you all have a good evening. Thanks for always checking on Ellie and praying for and loving her!


At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Kristina McD. said...

Praying for you tonight, Sarah. Alexa and I are most impacted to pray for good sleep for Ellie. I hope she sleeps soundly tonight and that the rest of you can too. We'll be praying for Ellie's fluid intake throughout the day tomorrow.
With love, - your sister in Christ, Kristina

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Thanks so much Kristina! Ellie slept straight through the night without incident. Thanks for praying...and tell Alexa thanks as well. Your prayers are priceless to us.

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Heather Gentile said...

I'm so thankful that this round went so well. Enjoy your time at home...especially getting to spend time all together!! Miss you!
Hugs and Kisses to the Skees family, Heather

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Whatleys' World said...

Dear Sarah, John, Ellie & Ethan,
It has been a bit since I last read how things are going. It is so nice that you are home, and have finished the 5th round of chemo. I loved the pictures, and will be praying for adequate water intake! :) I don't like drinking either. :) Love you guys! Shane & Karen

At 6:38 AM, Blogger Mrs said...

Gee, Sarah! You think maybe at home you have stuff like laundry, housecleaning, cooking, etc to deal with? Be assured we all offer you grace! This chemo round has flown by and we're all thanking and praising God here.

Hope everyone is praying for Jason and Chad this week and the Tobo as well. Critical spot they're in. . . but God IS in control. Anyone reading this, check out claypots.org! Please pray! Especially today and tomorrow!

At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Thanks Heather...we love you too!

Thanks Karen and Shane. It was so nice catching up with you when you were here, Karen. Hope all is going well for you guys. Thanks for the prayers!

Thanks JoAnna. Thanks for the reminder for everyone about Chad and Janeene!


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