WEEK 8 – Nov 19 – Nov 25, 2005

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving after getting to bring Emily home on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Her blood counts improved enough that the doctors allowed her to leave the hospital. Emily is still neutropenic and must be very careful about contact and exposure to infection. She is happy and seems very glad to be home and free of IV hoses and monitors. It’s nice to have all four of us under the same roof for the first time in about 5 weeks. Thank you to all who called, sent cards, brought meals and helped with Jake while Kristi had pneumonia! Not being able to return to Chapel Hill for a week was very difficult for Mom! Dad was a real trooper to be by himself for about 8 days with Em.