Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sleepy Girl Goes to School!

Even though we arrived home about 8PM it was very late when we actually got to bed last night - and I still have a lot to do in the way of unpacking. Much to my delight, Christi wanted to go to school when I woke her up at 6:30 AM this morning. I thought all was well!

About 9:45AM I received a note from her teacher informing me that Christi had a headache and was nauseous and crashed out in the big chair in the back of the room. My Principal was in my room at the time so I asked him to see if Mr. Jones was still in the building. I quickly grabbed my coat and threw some work into my teacher's bag thinking I was heading for home. Arriving in Christi's room I learned that she didn't want to go home and that she thought she'd just sleep a little while. I returned to my classroom feeling very stupid telling my Principal "False Alarm". I assumed I'd take her home at lunch, but at lunch the cafeteria ladies told me she was okay, but she didn't want any mashed potatoes (One of her favorite foods!). I found her reading a book in the big chair instead of at recess. After school she told me that her eyes and her head hurt, but not too bad. Oh, how I wish she were pain free. I'm scared!

She wasn't up to going to dance classes tonight, but perhaps that is because she was busy playing "dogs and cats" with Shayla. (smile)

I've arranged for a 7:00 AM blood draw at the hospital on Thursday. This shall allow us to make it to school - it's the day of the 4th grade's big Valentine party, ya know (smile). Shayne was able to order all of her needed prescriptions today.

(Photo: Christi with her wonderful Principal - Mr. Powers)


At 7/2/06 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christi is the best VALENTINE EVER! I cannot imagine your struggle and pain and wish that all the wonderful people who love Christi from afar could do more...make this better...if we all could take just a little of the pain, then she would be OK. We would all do it...there is no question...just WHY CAN'T WE? Well...just know that this small, beautiful, brilliant child has touched a nation and beyond. That's more that can be said for most of us...
With love and prayers,
Beth Sullivan and family...

At 7/2/06 7:35 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Glad she is back in a familiar environment but it doesn't ease the nerves does it?

I wish there was something more I could say but I am praying hard for you guys!


At 7/2/06 7:40 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. I'm still asking for the miracle of complete healing for Christi.

At 7/2/06 7:43 PM, Anonymous Dot O'Connor said...

To The Thomas Team

I am flooding heaven with prayers from here in Philadelphia that Christi feels well enough to get to that Valentine's Day party at school on Thursday. I am also praying for her pain to just go away and stay away!!!

At 7/2/06 7:44 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Love the Ben and Jerry's picture. :) Mommy has my favorite-chocolate ice cream-umm!!

I'm so sorry to hear that Christi is having some pain still. I'll be praying for that specifically tonight. I wish she was pain free too.

I'm glad to hear that Christi will make the Valentine's party. Please thank Mrs. Smith from me for making that happen. :) What a great teacher!! When I told my brother (he teaches 4th grade as well) of the plans, he said well of course they should celebrate Valentine's a little early for Christi. He sends along his prayers for her as well.

Constant prayers and so much love!! Sending hugs as well to you all!

I love you Thomas Team!!


At 7/2/06 8:09 PM, Anonymous Debbie Waters said...

I am glad you got to go to school, sweetheart. I am praying hard that your LDH level falls but also that you will be pain free. I will update everyone at my church tomorrow night. Have a Great time at your Valentine's Party Thursday!! God Bless your family and I will continue storming heaven for you and your family.

At 7/2/06 8:09 PM, Anonymous Debbie Waters said...

I am glad you got to go to school, sweetheart. I am praying hard that your LDH level falls but also that you will be pain free. I will update everyone at my church tomorrow night. Have a Great time at your Valentine's Party Thursday!! God Bless your family and I will continue storming heaven for you and your family.

At 7/2/06 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless your heart, sweet Christi! I hope you have a great time at your party. I'm still thinking of you and praying so hard for the good Lord to heal you from this beast!
Megan in NC

At 7/2/06 8:16 PM, Blogger Jan Wilder said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that I am SO glad you got home OK. Christi is just AMAZING! God definitely has her in the palm of His hand! I live about 40 minutes from Philly and would love to meet you sometime when you are at CHOP. You are all in my prayers.
Love and Blessings!

At 7/2/06 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute picture of Ben and Jerry's. I hope your ice cream was delicious!!

Glad to hear you arrived home safely and got to go to school today!!

:) erin

At 7/2/06 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have every right to be scared. I would have been scared a long time ago. I have followed Christi and your family for quite a long time.
My heart goes out to each of you as this has been a roller coaster of a journey. I can hope and pray that the car stabilizes and balances from here on out. You all have touched many, many lives.
I was thinking of you when I tucked my daughter into bed tonight and felt complied to check the blog.
I am praying from afar for Christi(and the family) in this incredible fight.

At 7/2/06 9:28 PM, Blogger marilyn said...

Hi Thomases. We love you. Would like to know how to send you a book gift card. xoxoxo, Marilyn Tormey

At 8/2/06 12:01 AM, Blogger Spring said...

I'm so glad to hear you got home safely, though I'm very sorry Christi's not feeling well. I can't believe she went to school today -- her willpower amazes me!

I'm scared for her too, and I wish there was more I could do to help. I am still praying often every day, and Christi is on several of my good friends' prayer lists, as well as their prayer chains at church.

Love you, thanks for taking the time to update the blog.


At 8/2/06 12:47 AM, Anonymous Ronit said...

Glad you made it to school today! Hope you all have a GREAT valentine's day party and that you are feeling well and enjoy the day.

I have a class full of children praying for you everyday!

we love you!

At 8/2/06 2:29 AM, Anonymous Ellen Hanson said...

Hi, so glad your home!
love, Ellen

At 8/2/06 3:21 AM, Blogger Cathie said...

I really have to stop this 2am in the morning thing, don't I? Just couldn't go to sleep without checking in as to how your home trip went. So glad Christi was able to go to school. Mash potatoes is my favorite food (plus steak.)

Did you comment on Shayla's new shoes? I bet she showed them to you right away! And what an awesome hubby to jump in with the updates. We appreciate it :)

Hope tomorrow (er, today) goes well at school for both of you. Good Nite!/Morning.

At 8/2/06 6:20 AM, Blogger The Farrell Family said...

Dear Thomas Family -

We are glad the Christi made it to school; although, we wish it would have been without any pain. But, we are continuing to pray for that --- "praying without ceasing" for her pain to go away and for complete body healing on earth.

We hope today is a good day. Take care and God bless the entire Thomas Family.

Love -
Rob, Amy, Emily, and Ryan Farrell

At 8/2/06 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cute picture . Christi your my Valentine . My kids have kids club at church tonight were going to put you on the prayer list . You and your family has a big place in my heart . Have a great day !!!!!!!

UpperSandusky ohio :) :) :) :)

At 8/2/06 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you I went to school with Mr. Powers he is a awesome person . Take care you awesome Valentine .

At 8/2/06 7:51 AM, Blogger Holly England said...

Hi Thomas Team!! So happy that Christi is feeling a little better & that she'll be able to make it to her Valentine's Party in class. I pray for her daily & I added her to the prayer list at Washington Street United Methodist Church. I'll continue those prayers & please know that your little angel has touched so many lives without even knowing it. Good Luck & God Bless!!!!

At 8/2/06 9:54 AM, Anonymous Staci C. Katia's Ladybug Club Member said...

Sweetie you look WONDERFUL!! Enjoy your day at school. I am so excited that you are going to make it to your valentines day party!!! Cant wait to see a picture :-)

You are always in my prayers.. I hope you continue to improve
With all my love

At 8/2/06 11:32 AM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Hello sweet Thomas Team,

Praying hard for Chrsti!! I hope she was able to make it to school today and is enjoying herself with friends.

Praying hard for no more headaches or eye pain either, or pain anywhere in her little body. Her willpower, attitude and spunk continue to amaze me.

Keeping you all close to my heart, in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Love you all!

Lots of Love, tons of prayers,


At 8/2/06 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet Jesus, we ask that you take Christi's pain and nausea away. Let her enjoy her favorite foods and feel fantastic for her Valentine's Day Party!! It would mean soo much to her and especially to her sweet Mommy and Daddy. We know you love her more than any of us can imagine ... you are her Father. You know our hearts long for complete physical healing for Christi and we continue to come to Your throne of Mercy and ask for that ... Continue to pour out Your Grace and Peace upon this precious family.
In the sweet name of Jesus!

At 8/2/06 12:07 PM, Anonymous Mary Hollway said...

Dear Christi,

You look beautiful!! So glad you are all home and got back to school. Have a wonderful Valentines Day Party!!

The Hollways

At 8/2/06 4:28 PM, Blogger dbrooks said...

Dear Christi and family, I want you to know that we are praying for you. I hope the pain goes away. You are such a strong girl. We are very proud of you. God Bless you. Denise Brooks


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