Monday, December 19, 2011
Celebrate the Season.....
Hi all. As I stated on Friday, Hannah is out of the hospital, and both she and Sharon are home!!! I made it home from San Antonio on Saturday, so the entire Cobley clan is gearing up for Christmas.
Hannah had to go back to the clinic today for a spinal tap and bone marrow aspiration. Along the way they injected chemo into her spine again, and then she had the first of 3 chemo infusions this week. She has oral meds for the next two weeks, and then we are done. If at that time her blood work comes back the same as it is now, she will be declared in remission and begin a 2 year maintenance program that will consist of monthly checkups and oral medication.
While we are not at the finish line yet, we are close.
The last 5 plus months has been a myriad of of tubes, tests, tears, laughter, hugs, prayers and blessings. As a family we have been touched by so many that we do not even know how to begin to say thank you. In fact I do not think it is possible. There are people that we do not even know that prayed, prepared meals, and helped in some way or another.
While we may not be able to thank everyone with words, I do know that as a family we will be dedicated to thanking you and helping others by paying it forward to help others that get this dreaded disease. Our lives have been forever changed, for the better, for having gone through this, with your help.
As you gather with friends and family this Christmas season, please stop and take the time to appreciate all that you have, and realize that the material things are not what is important. It is those that are in our lives daily for which we should be truly grateful.
Also, please take the time to thank God for this gift of His Son. The most precious gift of all.