THINGS ARE DIFFERENT when you live in a hospital. Today, as I was filling out a disability form for Erin, there was a question that asked about what activities she couldn't do as compared to a normal child her age. I answered that in the past 44 days, Erin has spent 35 of them confined to the Immunocompromised Unit of Primary Children's Medical Center. That is not a normal activity for a girl her age.
THINGS ARE REALLY WONDERFUL too. I am grateful that Erin is relatively well. Her ANC was 1800 today. That is practically normal range. Her platelets have dropped from 210 to 162 and her red blood counts are getting lower so she'll probably do some transfusions by next week. I am grateful that she hasn't had any major side effects to anything. There are so many less fortunate than we are. We aren't dealing with rashes, fevers, allergic reactions, or anything else.
THINGS ARE PEACEFUL. We feel so peaceful and happy despite what we are going through. You may ask, why are you so peaceful and why are you still smiling?
Spiritually Minded Is Life Eternal = SMILE.
2 Nephi 9:39
THINGS ARE ENJOYABLE. We do have a lot of fun. Erin and I laugh and giggle and tickle and kiss and hug. Our friend Cris (one of Erin's favorite visitors) can get Erin to the silliest state of all. He has trained her to jump when he says the words "hot dog." It really is quite hilarious. Erin shows off for all the nurses and almost everyone that comes in her room asks if they can take her home. She is such a cutie pie.