Our life is nothing short of an adventure...

Wind in our hair and screams of delight but also unpredictable turns and unknown outcomes. We are a family of six; Dave, Susie, Nate, Jake, Sam, and Bella.

God has been faithful in our marriage and through the birth and blessings of our boys.

God has been faithful during our adoption journey and united Bella with us in May of 2008. We were privileged to visit with Bella's birth mother; therefore, Bella's family in Guatemala will always be dear to our hearts.

On October 16, 2008, Bella was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia. We are now battling the disease with 2 years and 3 months of treatment. We believe God will continue to be faithful!

Our family is committed to living life to the fullest...even on the hard days. Thank you for checking in and journeying with us!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In the hospital....but good news!

UPDATE FROM YESTERDAY'S POST

We are still at the hospital for another night. Both the c-diff and roto virus came back negative. She is doing better today, only one poop and it did not explode out the sides...of course, now that were in the hospital and I have someone else to clean the linens. :) She is starting to eat and drink again and is sitting next to me playing with her i.v. cord. Ugh....I really dont care for that port, I still looks like the ambilical chord to me. Thanks for all the prayers, God hears you and so do we.


The good news, Bella is officially in REMISSION!!!! Praise you Jesus! The bad news is, we have been admitted into the hospital for at least the night. Bella has something going on with her intestinal system and they do not know what yet. She has no appetite and will not drink, I called the doctor because I was worried about dehydration...sure enough, she was. So were here until they figure out what's going on and stabilize her fluids. She will be just fine...just a little bump in the road.

31 comments:

nikki said...

Thank you God for Bella's remission!!!!
Praying your stay in the hospital is short, and Miss Bella is back home soon.

Tracey said...

We will take a little bump in the road and REMISSION!! That is great news. Congrats!

Leslie said...

PTL PTL The power of prayer is a amazing thing!

Luv,Leslie

Momma said...

I AM SHOUTING AMEN FOR ALL TO HEAR!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

Stacy said...

SUPER awesome news!! What an incredible blessing!!! Praising God for this.

Praying with you that Bella's hospital stay is short. Your instincts were right on!

Leah and Maya said...

I am so happy you got such great news, I know its still a long hard road but this is a great BIG step in the right direction!!!!

Vanessa said...

I'm shouting with joy right now!! tears streaming down my face at this wonderful news!! PRAISE THE LORD!!

Pam L said...

Praise the Lord for Remission! I remember the feeling of hearing those words even if it was over 20 years ago. Praying the intestinal thing is straightened out soon!

Jon said...

That is so AWESOME! You all have been in our prayers!

Will and Aileen said...

Remission must be one of the sweetest words you have ever heard! So happy to hear that Bella is beating this thing and we'll keep praying for her complete healing!

Gail said...

PRAISE GOD!!!
Praying that the intestinal problem is solved and fixed.
Gail

Brian and Jenifer VanZanten said...

I am so thankful for your great news! Hopefully, this little "bump in the road" will be very short, and Bella will be back home tomorrow. We are sure praying for you guys. I think of you several times a day...

Love, Jenifer

Angie said...

WONDERFUL NEWS! I am praying her hospital stay is short!

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

Remission - a wonderful word. Great news. I hope your stay in the hospital is a short one though.

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! Thank you Jesus....I am praying for her little stomach right now.

Amy said...

Thank you God for Bella's remission. That is wonderful

demp5 said...

WOO HOO! Thank you, Jesus, for remission!! We will pray that her g.i. issues are quickly fixed.
Meghan

Jill said...

God thank you answers to prayers and remission for baby Bella. Please keep your healing hand on her through out the rest of this long road! Thanks for your greatness!!

Susie said...

Praise the Lord! I continue to pray for your entire family, and that Bella is home from the hospital soon. The road is bumpy, to be sure, but your faith is so strong!

Carrie said...

That is so wonderful that she is in remission! I hope they figure out what is going on and that it can be taken care of fast and you can be home!

Trish said...

We serve a mighty God, don't we? Remission. Oh my word. Isn't it just awesome when our petitions are aligned with God's Will? What fabulous news, guys.

ClarkFamily said...

Hip - Hip - Hooray! I am so happy for the news of Remission for Bella ... but I hope her tummy issues get figured out soon so she can start feeling as good as she can!

Hugs from MN!
Rebekah - Jaden - Baby#2 too!

Jack said...

Thank you God for Bella's remission! That is so awesome! I am sorry you are still in the hospital, praying you are going home very soon! We know you still have a long road ahead and you and your family will always be in our prayers! Whenever you get a chance if you can email me at ksppapergirl@yahoo.com, would like to send something to Bella from us!
Blessings!
Nancy, Dan & Jack

hannah said...

Praise God for Bella's remission. We will be praying that she is out of the hospital soon

Princess D said...

Wonderful news! That is amazing :-)That must be the sweetest musical word you have ever heard. Stay strong and hoping Bella will be home soon!
D

Amy said...

Yeah, so glad to hear she is in remission...we pray for BElla daily.

The gFamily said...

Praise Jesus that Bella is in remission! That is the best news!!

I love her steroid cheeks!! I wish I could squeeze them!! :)

Stacy said...

So glad to hear the good news, and we are praising God for it! We are also praying you can get home soon and that Bella will start feeling better quickly!(I love her cheeks!)

Stacy and family

Chris and Lindsey Wheeler said...

still praying.....

Rhonda said...

OH MY GOSH, AMEN, I'm away from the computer a few days and can't believe I missed this. PRAISE THE LORD. We are so incredibly happy and thankful for Bella and your family. Many hugs, Rhonda

jajbs said...

I am getting caught up on my blogs and am SO happy to hear this news... GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am rejoicing with your family today and will continue to pray.


amanda