The Giveaway Blog Hop for Pets will be taking place November 18 – 25, 2010, and it’s a themed giveaway blog hop for pet products ONLY! You’ll see links to giveaways across the web that feature great prizes for your pets or for use in pet homes.
If you love to enter giveaways, you can “hop” to all of the blogs on this list from 11/18-11/25 ONLY and enter all the pet giveaways!
I always do a stocking for my baby girl, Buttercup. I am going to try to win some great stuff for her and her sissy's!
Check it out when you get a chance. I only wish I felt a little more like entering the giveaways!
A 54-year-old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital.
While on the operating table she had a near death experience.. Seeing God, she asked "Is my time up?"
God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a face-lift, liposuction, breast implants and a tummy tuck.
She even had someone come in and change her hair color and brighten her teeth! Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it. After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was killed by an ambulance.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 43 years? Why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the ambulance?"
What is going on? Riley’s WBC is dropping further which has bothered the NY doctors and want to wait to see what is going on. This is surprising at this point. Her WBC remains low enough to put her at risk of infection and fever. So we stayed in NY with hopes of better blood counts today. For some reason her WBC counts are lower than last week and there are some risks with the infusion we didn‘t know about so we are postponing this treatment until her WBC improves (maybe next week).
With her blood counts low, we hung out in the Ronald McDonald house (RMH), but couldn’t get on to the internet in our room until today. For wireless access you have to sign up and give them your email - problem with logic there - how do most get the password on email without internet? Thankfully we have our blackberry but still didn’t get the email until today.
We have stayed at the 2nd oldest RMH and now the current largest RMH. We miss the little cozy RMH in Chicago. This one has 82 rooms and all are cancer patients, but all rooms have TV’s and bathrooms so no one has to share much common space. Maybe the design was to reduce infection potential but seems more like a hotel than the RMH we were used to in Chicago. Anyway, we had a good day of rest.
Right now looking for a way back home tomorrow. Think we’ll go take a walk and learn a little more about this city.
We pray for quick recovery of her WBC’s so she can proceed with this treatment and protection from illness/fever during her recovery.
We have waited before and we must wait now. We will always wait on His plan.
Riley’s CT scan on Friday showed slight decrease in size of the tumor on the right with further cavitation (tumor cells dying) and the tumor on the left stayed same size but “was almost completely gone due to cavitation.
We give praise for the results although we would love to the words again “all clear.” We prayed for what was needed for His plan to be evident on the scans.
So discussion with doctors at home and NY, we would proceed with the WBC infusion Monday if Riley’s blood counts were recovered well enough from chemo. Surprisingly, Riley’s blood counts hadn’t improved much in a week and was lower than NY had wanted. Finally it was decided, that they may be able to still proceed so we are taking the leap to be in NY today in hopes to start therapy. We will meet with researchers after some more blood tests and decide.
We are on the edge of what we hope is a miracle. A miracle for Riley could lead to a miracle for others too. We open ourselves to His will and pray we will do what is necessary. We pray for her continued recovery from chemo, her cancer to respond miraculously to this new therapy, avoidance of side effects and His glory to be evident to all. Safe travels for us and peace for the kids while we are gone.
Thanks for the prayers and those who are helping while we are gone.
I am a single mom of a wonderful child. He is what keeps me going. I enjoy saving money with coupons so I can buy other things that I normally would not be able to get. (for my son, you know mom's come last) My favorite TV shows are House & Criminal Minds. I also enjoy Bones and NCIS.