Well here we are. The end of Day + 3 and I'm most excited to wake up and find out what her blood counts are so I can write it up on her calendar in our room. Gabrielle had two transfusions again yesterday for platelets and hemoglobin and her WBC's and nutrophils are obviously still at 0. She's still nauseous but still calm and amazing. So amazing in fact that our doctor told one of the nurses how she likes to come and see Gabrielle when she's feeling stressed as she loves Gabrielle's calm energy.
I'm at home tonight with the boys and we all miss her, and Regan at the hospital spending the night with her. I have a pit in my stomach when I'm away from her but at the same time it's very rejuvenating to see the boys and have a good sleep in my bed. I still can't believe that this is us, our life, and our reality. People ask me lots "How do you do it?" A question I don't know how to answer because I'm sure if the tides were turned they'd find a way to do it too. Just like we have.
I think often of the people in Japan. It brings back so many memories of the Tsunami in Thailand back in 2005 and I remember being so shaken and awestruck by several things. 1. Mother nature is powerful, unpredictable, and capable of so much destruction, and 2. Life can change in a split second. My heart goes out to them.
I try to remember to enjoy every second of life. I make sure to always hug and kiss the people I love and I'm never shy with the words ' I love you'. We are so lucky to have so many great things in our lives. I am grateful for so much. Don't get me started:)
Life is wonderful.