Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Well. That was fun.

We are home. Phil's counts came up very quickly early in the week and they kicked him out first thing this morning. We'll come back to share details of the entire experience later on but for now I wanted to let everyone know that Phil is doing amazingly well and is enjoying the freedom and fresh air. With his mask on, of course.

On the drive home we were saying that it really doesn't feel like he was in the hospital for two weeks. The days all blended together and it seems like this all happened over a really long weekend. I'm sure things might have been different had there been a major health emergency or something but for the most part things went as expected so there you have it. Long weekend.

The baby did not get the memo that today was her due date, so nothing to report there. But I'm hoping and praying that she decides to make her appearance by week's end.

I'm hoping Phil and I can muster up enough energy to do a video blog recap in the next day or two. In the mean time, thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and warm wishes. We appreciate it so much.

15 comments:

Kindred Spirit said...

Thank you for letting us know how things are going. Thanks be to God for the good news; I'll keep praying for all of your intentions. May God bless you all.

keri m said...

Welcome home!

Jodi said...

Welcome home. I thought of both of you very often during your stay and so glad to hear that things went well. It's amazing how obsessed with numbers we become these days. I know, because I'm bordering on psychotic with my own numbers. So glad yours are moving in the right direction. With your determination, they will stay in the normal range forever.

Cassie, hang in there and have a safe, speedy delivery.

Jodi

goodbloodbadblood said...

Glad to hear Phil is home safe and sound. Make him be a good patient so there are no surprise hospitalizations.

feresaknit said...

I take it it felt more like a couple of months,rather than a long weekend to you!

Andrea said...

We're so glad Phil is home and doing well. Praying your little girl and Phil's recovery come quickly and safely.

Roobeedoo said...

Welcome home! So good to hear!

Jason said...

Congrats on being released and getting to go back home. Tami and I have continued to pray for you and your family during this journey. Keep dominating this thing Phil. Just as your two misses set you up for a game winner for the history books this is setting you up for something huge. Phil, Cassie, Ocean, and Iris - Stay strong in Christ. Your a man of great faith.

L said...

Holy Mother!

I am SHOCKED to hear of how fast you are recovering! It's always so good to hear good news like this :) Keep on keeping it!

Jeffrey Huang said...

Good riddance! And don't come back now, ya hear?! ;)

Sorry didn't get a chance to say goodbye, they did kick you out pretty early and quick that day.

All the best to you and the family!

Watching out for your bowels,

Jeff

CancerKicker said...

Thanks everyone! It's been great being home and I have been able to play with the kids, eat some food and enjoy Friday Night Lights with Cassie as that stubborn baby hangs on.

Jeff- It was great meeting you up on 8A. Enjoy your move to Chapel Hill...hopefully these last number of weeks aren't too painful.

Lorna said...

Do you think if we all put on cheerleader outfits and started waving pom-poms your baby would arrive Cassie?
"Go Cassie, go Cassie, go Cassie go!"

Well it was worth a try. x

LSMYELOMA said...

Way to go!!! Keep up the good work!

tim's wife said...

Great news! Glad to hear everything is going well. So just want to say that when this little bundle arrives, I am really hoping someone is gonna be able to sneak on here and update us. I have kept my mouth shut ALLLLLL this time re: guessing on names though I have a small wager with myself on 2. But just know that if anyone updates WITHOUT
telling us the name, certain bloggers out here are gonna blow blood vessels.Seriously, hope you
have a smooth delivery. And as I always say, by all means use your natural childbirth breathing techniques. You don't want to be hyperventilating
and therefore uncomprehendable when you yell, "GET ME THE DAMN EPIDURAL!"

Cassie said...

Denise, have you been reading my birth plan?! That's pretty much how it will be done, if it goes anything like the last two did. And don't worry... we'll be sure to update as soon as anything happens. I hope it's soon.