Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day + 3

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.


  1. Amy, I love YOU!!!! You are such an inspirational, beautiful, strong and brave woman!!! Thank you guys so much for keeping this blog. I'm really glad we can keep up to date with G's treatments and try to send the right vibes at the right time! Keep going team you are doing so well!!!

  2. Amy, you and Regan have always been inspirational, but you now top my list of "most inspiring people I know". You have gone through so much and have reminded me to keep being grateful for the good things in life, no matter how difficult a situation seems. I love you guys!

  3. I remember my brother Zach having that same stress erasing presence. We all used to go lay by him when we were feeling sad or afraid or stressed out, and he'd reach out and touch our faces with his sweet little hand and somehow take it all away. I have no doubt that the doctors and nurses who care for Gabrielle will be changed for the better by knowing her and your family. :) Praying for you all!! Love and hugs from the big sister of two i-cell angel boys...

  4. Hi Amy and Regan,
    Just to let you know that I continue to keep Gabrielle in my heart and all of you also right now. She is such an adorable trooper and I know you must be so emotionally exhausted with your love and hope so strong. Glad you and, especially, the boys, have Elena to support you.

  5. Gabrielle is an amazing little person who has touched so many...and she will continue to do so. She gets her strength from her amazing parents.