Psalm 28:7 "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Through the Years

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who' s Counting? We are!

Today is day 55. So far, so good. Natalie is feeling good and going strong. We went to physical therapy today and they are so pleased with her progress. She is walking so much better. We are all super excited about that. Her stomach feels good so far and all is good. They told us that her counts would drop after a couple of weeks so hopefully we can get through that without an infection and just plug away. Please pray that she has no big side effects and gets through this easily. She so deserves a break. She has had some rough times and some big side effects. Please pray ~ No fevers. Fevers mean hospital stays and we have had enough of those. If all goes well, and it will, then 57 days is complete on December 14th. Sometimes during the phases if your counts are too low they hold the next chemo until they come up so we have to pray she stays on track and it will be a MERRY CHRISTMAS at the Erwin house.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

No News is Good News!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. We have had a wonderful couple of weeks. Natalie has felt great. We increased her physical therapy to three times a week and you can sure see improvement in her walking. We are anxious, and nervous, and excited, all rolled up into one for the phase to start on Monday. This phase will last 57 days and believe me there will be a countdown chart hanging in the Erwin house. We are so ready to be told...."Natalie is now on Maintenance." Can't wait for that. They say life should feel pretty normal then. Hair grows back, feel good, back to school, normal stuff. SOOO EXCITED! This has been a long journey but we can now see light at the end of this horrific tunnel and it feels good. We trust God to see us through and are excited to see what is next for us. It has got to be good, right? Thanks for praying and we ask that you pray now for October 19th to go smoothly and the following 57 days. We ask for Natalie to have little or NO complications or sickness. She gets a spinal on Monday and starts all the new meds. We pray that that goes smoothly and Natalie comes out smiling! Thank you so much for your faithfulness. We couldn't get through this without you all.
Love the Erwins