Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dearly Departed Drawings ~ Kole {day 343}

June 21, 2008
"What a better start to a day! Kole had a nice breakfast (which stayed down) and spent most of the morning snuggling with daddy. Cousin Karley was here with us and boy did she entertain him...We got many smiles and giggles today from Kole. He really likes when you pop bubbles and play peekaboo. He also maintained a really nice lunch of pizza, soup, and a couple baby carrots. Right now he is sitting up in his crib (by himself!) and playing with some trucks, a new keyboard (thanks Carol!) and his shapes-sorter toy (he can do them all!). I feel like the cleanest person in the world, wiping washing wiping washing. I seem to be more level headed today, and I think that Kole's happy energy is flowing into me. Thanks be to God for all the blessings of the day so far. Thanks Maureen, for your wonderful prayers of healing that you placed upon Kole at yesterday's visit. We have been praying over Kole constantly, that the living tumor will bow to the name of Jesus and shrink, and Kole will be healed. Daddy had to drive home today, so it's a bit lonesome for me, but I am enjoying some one-on-one with Kole. The guardianship charity account that is set up at Commerce Bank for Kole has some glitches, apparently, people have been trying to donate and there have been some roadblocks internally at the bank. We apologize, and this will be straightened out very soon. Also, WGAL News 8 wanted to do a story on Kole last night, but we said no, not yet, we aren't prepared for that yet. Cameras in his room...not sure about that because his immune system is down on account of the chemo. That's why everyone has to be so clean all the time....Besides, we had dinner plans! Thanks, Andrea, everything was soooo wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves immensely being out of the hospital for awhile. It was nice to meet the owner of Dafnos, John. This afternoon, we are getting ready to change diapers, read some books, and take a nap. Today we will also give Kole a bath for the first time since we arrived (besides the spongebaths). I think this will relax him. We love you all, and feel you all have been placed in our lives strategically by the hand of God. Thanks again for all your messages, they lift me up so high.

I had to miss a family reunion today and just wanted to let those of you who were there know that Kole and I were there in spirit. Thank you for all the wonderful food you sent and for giving my husband so much support when he stopped in. He said he really feels like a part of the family now and it really means a lot to him/us. We still didn't hear about the apartment, but think we will by Monday. It stinks that this will have to be such a quick move if we do end up getting the apartment. Thank you to ALL of you who volunteered to help us move, stand by your phones and emails, we may be taking you up on this!! Although our living quarters are small, we have garnered a lot of "stuff" through the last (almost) seven years we have been married and you know how that goes (clutter!). A Kole update...he is doing well this evening. He had a great dinner, hamburger, chips, and mandarin oranges. His heart rate is still quite high, and they are monitoring him closely not only because of this, but because his ANC (absolute neutrophil count) is very low, which means he is extremely susceptible to infection. I am learning all these new medical terms, bear with me. So tonight they gave him a GCSF, which is medicine that helps his white blood cell count come back up. Also, the gave him another vincristine injection, which is a type of chemo that he needs every 7 days at least for now. This makes his mucous membranes irritated, I think, because he can't stop picking his nose or the insides of his mouth, and he usually doesn't do this. I think he also has developed some sort of nervous issue, as well, as he is now a nail biter and never bit his nails his whole life. Anyways, he is watching Baby Einstein right now. He just got weighed, and he is still losing weight. So we are trying to fatten him up. Lots of Pediasure! I will do my best to keep everyone updated...I have been told that there are many people out there who look forward to hearing the progress of the day. Thanks for praying for Kole so diligently, he is on prayer chains in many towns and states and I am awestruck at the response we have received to our prayers. God bless."

Worked a bit on Koles face today, some spindles and the basket.  Had to take off from drawing for a few days to complete custom tie dye sheets, tapestries, shirts to finish Christmas orders in our shop.  (My method takes more than one or even three days to complete the entire tie dye process.)  But I am back at it today.  I missed holding the pencils and the scratch on the paper.  I've been thinking about how I accomplished my mission to draw more in 2014 and have been contemplating what I will choose for 2015. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

365 days of drawing Addyson Aegirine Aldies Review Alice all purpose cleaner Alta View Wellness Center Angel Numbers Angie Yingst Animal Symbolism Apartment life Arborday.org Are You Experienced art Art reading Aura Photo Aura Photography Backcombing Bacon recipe Bacon wrapped chicken Balloonport Beach Life Beach Life Series Because I hate Abbreviations Best Bone-in Chicken recipes Beverly Stephan Bissell Proheat Carpet Cleaner Blessingway Bone-in Chicken Borax recipes Brussel Sprouts Camp Innabah Candy Drawer Carnies Carnival Series Carpet shampooer Catering Chakra Photo Chakra Photography chicken recipe christmas cookie recipe Christmas craze Christmas Shoe box clairvoyant Cleaning Recipes Collective Consciousness colored pencil Conner Cookie recipe Coupons crafts with toilet paper roll Cremation Ashes cremation glass memorial bead Crew Crystal grids Crystal Healing Crystal Therapy Crystal uses Crystals and Minerals Darn it. Dear Departed Drawings Departed Dinner Recipe DIY Down to Earth Wear drawing drawing of a bulb syringe drawing of a snot sucker Drawing of a zombie drawing of an astronaut Drawing of feet drawing of genesee beer drawing of ghastly beer Drawing of Jimi Hendrix Dread bead Dreadie decorations Dreadies Dreadlock Methods Dreadlocks Dreads Dream Catcher Dustin Middaugh Eggleston Hall Engroff Epicurean Delight Evolution of a Drawing Video Family Family Vacation Feeding your family on a budget Feel the wind on your face Fels naptha recipes floor cleaner Food Coma Friend Frugal Shopping Gardening Glass Blowing glass dread bead grandma's cookie recipe Grandpa graphite drawings Hair Handmade Hape twist and turnables Hardiness zones map Harpers Ferry Healer Healing Herman Heroin Robbed Me HK Pinwheel Packs Holiday shopping holiday shuffle home home for the holidays home school Homemade Carpet Cleaner Solution Homemade frenzy Homemade powdered laundry detergent Homeschool Preschool hot air balloon chase crew Hot Air Ballooning Houd House Faery Thefts Humanitarianism Hyperrealism Insecurities Jack Daniels Distillery Tour Joel kids crafts Kings Fresh Meats Review Kole Kombucha Lancaster balloonport last minute Christmas shopping LeDrew crew Leigh Leigh D Baxter Life Life Purpose lithium quartz Little light Living with Strangers Lost shiny trinkets Love Lucia Married life Maryland Meditation Mineral Uses Monster Paintball MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Moving Moving to a new house Mr. Kromer MUM Expo My Crystals and Minerals Mystic Native American Rituals Natural Healer Neil New house New Moon Circle new year resolution new years resolution Nines Numerology Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD Ocean Beach Spirit Cleansing Ceremony Ocean City Ocean City Maryland On the Road Again One Love Operation Christmas Child Pacific Northwest Glassblowing Packing Packing up your house for a move paint Parenthood Pencil Drawings Pennsylvania Dutch Pot Pie Pennsylvania Dutch Sand tarts photo realism Planting zones map Poppa. portrait drawing Portrait of Cosmo Portrait of Dustin Middaugh Portrait of Houd Portrait of Leigh D Baxter Prettying up Dreadies Reithoffer Show Renting Rides Roasted Parmesan Brussel Sprout Recipe Samaritans Purse Sevens Sideshows Smaller Dreads spiritual awakening spiritual experience Stick a screw driver in my eye Still Life with Circles Still Playing School Still. Summer fun Super washing soda recipes Survivor Mama Susquehanna Valley Balloon Company Sweet Pea Project Sweet Pea Sisters and Brothers Picnic Tarot Card Reading Tea tree essential oil Tennessee The Beach The Moon + Stone Healing The Pier The Walking Dead Things to do in Nashville Thinner Dreadlocks tissue paper hearts To Linger on Hot Coals Traveling Twist and Rip Twizzlers U-Haul uses for vinegar Valentines day craft Violet Wax Hands wax museums Wedding West Virginia WV year in review Your Inner Light