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.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Update

Sorry - I didn't mean to go so long without an update...

We are still in the hospital. There's an issue with getting TPN at home, so we are staying through the weekend to give Ellie a few more days on the IV nutrition. She still isn't eating much and has been battling diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain for days. I did see some improvement today - she began the day throwing up, but has had less diarrhea and a little less stomach pain. On the positive side, her blood counts have not fallen drastically from this chemo.

In two weeks is the annual "prom" for the pediatric oncology kids - so it's all the talk these days. Clothing stores donate fancy outfits that the children can choose from (and parents too, actually). Today one of the child life specialists asked about Ellie's size and preferences and brought three dresses for her to try on. Ellie fell in love with a beautiful aqua dress that looks adorable on her. On the big day some make up artists come and help the girls feel beautiful and they are decked out with jewelry and tiaras. Ellie is all atwitter with the excitement of it all! You know I'll be providing pictures...

We expect to have a quiet weekend and remain hopefull that Ellie will feel better each day. Thanks for your love and prayers!

4 Comments:

At 7:45 PM, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Aqua dress sounds very chic Ellie! Good to hear about the slight upturn - TPN is hard to manage in someone so small - but it can do amazing things in strength and endurance during this time. Ellie - if you get a chance - take look at the 3 goats awaiting names - those doe kids are ready for naming. Bless you each and all -

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger aliann said...

The "prom" sounds so great. What a fun, girly thing to do - perfectly Ellie! Praying she will feel better over the weekend.

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger Mrs said...

Praising God for the people who provide activities for children in the process of healing! Wow, who would have thought of a prom?

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Kristina said...

So good to read the updates. It had been several days since I'd checked in. I love it that the doctor connected with you, Ellie! I bet you made his day too. I continue to pray that you won't feel so sick to your stomach. We care about you!
-Kristina and Alexa

 

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