Gabey D. is our wonderful firstborn son. He was diagnosed with A.L.L (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia) in May 2007, and has been going through a 3 1/2 year chemo treatment. We are trusting God, and believe He will show Himself Mighty.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wonderful Visit

I'll have to write again when I get Gabey's ANC counts, but the visit went really well. His other counts are just great.

The Dr.s and Nurses are all just so loving, and so good to Gabey. It really helps my heart.

Dr. Gowans loved the craft, and said that Dr. Tekautz was going to be jealous, LOL. Dr. Gowans (Kate) is so good with Gabey. They were playing with her stethescope, and she was letting him really listen to Daddy, and herself, and he asked to listen to himself. At one point, she tapped the circle part, and Gabey made the funniest reaction, like major surprise. LOL. He reached right out and tapped it himself right away. I could tell he was on the verge of a smile the whole time.

Our one nurse, Jen is the COOLEST! She really gets along with Gabey; he really opens up to her. He whispers to everyone else, and when we went to the back room (with the train table) Jen came in and was talking to him, and he was outgoing with her. She was just chatting away with him, and took him to get a popsicle.

I just love these people. I am so thankful that they are so beautiful with Gabey. The tubey went in without any problems (he freaked out, but it went in right away). The chemo was wonderfully uneventful, and Gabey was playing with the train table, and talking about the one other girl in there. He asked where his hat was. The girl was wearing the cutest straw hat. She is beautiful. I remember she was in the hospital room next to ours when we were there.

We had our traditional McDonald's chicken nuggets afterward, and headed home.


Anonymous said...

Praise GOD for the doctors and nurses and the skills they have ,and we'll keep praying and thanking GOD for anwsered prayers and GOD bless you all as a family, and give you the grace you both need as parents
Love Dad and Patty Nana

judomel said...

I don't think we often realize how easy, yet meaningful it is to be kind to those who are going through a difficult time. My heart is so thankful for the love of those doctors and nurses. I can't begin to imagine what it means to you, but my mother has often mentioned, "the greatest thing you can do for a mother is to love her child."
Still praying for you all.

Shari said...

is that my Melanie? if it is.... how COOL, i'm so glad you came on!! if it's someone new, then absolutely welcome. i'm so happy seeing people keeping up with how gabey's doing.

i can't even describe the pride i feel when i notice people enjoying Gabey. i mean, of course, i think he's the cutest, but it's so awesome seeing other people think so. LOL.