Christina's Journey


Our medical journey with Christina started June 2007. Currently she has eleven different diagnoses. Her Caringbridge site shares her story. God Bless!

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Just wanted to share this.

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What do you all think?

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A shot of the moon I took with my Nikon this evening. 2-14-13 Didn't know about the silhouette till after I saw it on the computer. :) Looking up at the moon at night always reminds me that at least someone else in the world is. It also reminds me that as it gets dark, there is always some sort of light around me, even if it's just stars. Same holds true in the dark times in life.

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The front of the Valentine card I got for hubby today. It's clean. Well, depends on how you read it. rofl The inside of it is sweet though.

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A good shot of the full moon with the clouds tonight.

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What do you think? I wrote the poem up yesterday. Got the paper today. I love my little warrior. :)

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Now HERE is an oxymoron for you! This was a label on something I bought today.

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My plan for #2013 is to keep having HOPE no matter what...... God is in control no matter what!

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Christina thought it would be cute to stamp her face tonight. lol

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Christina in bed w/ wolfie in 1 arm & 'Jenny' her build-a-bear in the other. The bear has a story.

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Christina thought she would take her nap here today..... LOL This is the laundry room.

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Here's a better view of Christina's bear from today. This pic is at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The story about it was shared with this pic. God Bless! <3

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This was the pic I took of the Lego store manager with Christina. The previous pic (tweet) shares that story.

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Today has turned into an awesome day! You HAVE to read this! Sorry, it's a bit long.
We are still keeping pain under control as needed and trying to get Christina to drink more. However she has begged us to ride the DART trains since we got here. Since she is post-op we did that today. The plan was to just to ride one up and down once then get back to the Ronald McDonald House. As we were on the train, a worker on there mentioned the Park Lane mall. We figured we would do lunch in there, see a few shops then head back. Well, I wanted to check out Build-a-Bear to find out about doing a gift for Christina when we come back for the post-op appointment. We didn't have the money for that right now. Well, the manager was asking about Christina and her story. I gave him one of her Caringbridge cards and told him my plans with a bear for Christina later. Even then I wouldn't be able to do too fancy. Well, we went across the 'hall' to the Lego store to see something in there. The manager from Build-a-Bear got our attention and said he wanted us to come back to make a bear for Christina. I was like 'Now?' He said yes and that it was on the two of them. What???? So the bear you see in the pic is what Christina got today thanks to the generosity of the two men in the picture. The outfit the bear has on is Spider-Man and it has Spider-Man shoes on as well. All of this was on these two kind men. The one on the left is the manager. I have tears in my eyes thanks to this and right now Christina is taking a nap with her new bear she decided to name Jenny after someone here who works at the Ronald McDonald House. The manager from the Lego Store also gave Christina some Lego men. :-) Today was more then I expected it to be. If we can get Christina to drink more, we will come home tomorrow!!! Have a good one!

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Guess what Christina got in the mail today? From a friend.

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Day three, morning. We would be discharged today but that's in question because of the lack of eating/drinking. We'll see what happens. I'll know this afternoon probably. She just ate an entire thing of yogurt so progress there!

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Christina on the regular floor! The swelling hasn't peaked yet but isn't too bad either.

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As the morning sun begins to rise in Dallas, the tears threaten to fall because I look at the dawn sky with hope that Christina can finally be a kid again. Thank you Jesus!

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All settled in the PICU. Everything is stable.

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Just as the kids in the nearby hospital can look out and see this lighthouse, we can look up to God to see Him as ours.

Ronald McDonald House Dallas.

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