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Sunday, February 05, 2006

There She Is!

"There She Is!!" Well the newly crowed 2006 Miss America's dream came true today (wink), she finally met the famous Little Miss Christi Thomas of Ohio!! (Smile) Seriously, just as we were wheeling Christi down the hall with her 4 hour pass we learned that Miss America was in the lobby so we literally rolled right into her. And having just watched the Miss America pageant two weeks ago we knew Jennifer Barry was a ballet on pointe dancer. I cued her in so "the girls" talked ballet. (Precious!)

The story just aired on NBC Channel 10 news here in Philly and also on Philly's CBS channel 3 news. For anyone in the Philly area, it may be re-run at 11:00 PM. (Photo taken from the TV during tonight's news.)

Christi's now sporting a darling pink baseball style "Ben and Jerry's" cap - and of course the little healthy eater selected some yummy sorbet while I had the chocolately thingy ma bob!

Her left eye appears to be nearly back to normal and I do believe her right one is improved even though I read in her charts that it has worsened. When a doctor examined her this morning she told us that she felt that the bumps on her head were smaller. We Praise Him!! Even though we know this will be a "temporary fix" if anything at all - we are full of praise and thanks that she is feeling great! She's scheduled to get an EKG/ECHO tomorrow to establish a baseline for her heart functions since one of tomorrow's harsh chemos is known for heart damage.

Back at the Ronald House she painted and ate and played Nintendo games with Daddy and some other kids. She was an hour late returning back to the hospital, but I couldn't push her very fast in the wheelchair - that made it "too bumpy" and she wanted to read a book all the way (so funny) so I slowed my pace to accompany the little reader's desire.

We've called her teacher and asked if the 4th graders could celebrate Valentine's on Thursday. If all goes as Shayne and I are hoping to fly home tomorrow or Tuesday so that we can get back to school until her blood counts bottom out - most likely by the weekend. Then, sadly, I think it'll be the end of school for a while. We'll talk with Dr. Maris tomorrow. Tomorrow are the "hard hitters" in the chemo concoction - Vincristine and Doxarubicin. She's complained a little bit about a headache tonight, but we pray it's nothing serious and that it really is from hitting her head on the treehouse at Ronald like she keeps reminding us she did and not this horrible cancer which has taken over her skull and so many other parts it wasn't invited to invade. I'll head back to Ronald to sleep on the last shuttle run tonight and I hope it's my last night there for a long time. For those who've sent items to the hospital, CHOP is WONDERFUL about forwarding mail to our home in Ohio! There are Angels working at CHOP!


At 5/2/06 8:04 PM, Blogger Kait said...

Praise Him!

At 5/2/06 8:27 PM, Blogger California Friend said...

Miss America is certainly pretty, but if you ask me, Christi is even prettier!! Hoping & praying that all goes as planned & that Christi IS at her class party!!!

Love & hugs from CA.

At 5/2/06 8:28 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Praise God for smaller bumps. That's great news. I'm glad to hear that Christi is still enjoying reading. Too funny about the ride being "too bumpy" for reading. :)

Angela- I'd have gotten the chocolate thingy too. :)

Christi- I like sorbet too. What is your favorite flavor? I love raspberry or peach, but lemon is very refreshing too.

Thinking of you all the time and praying constantly.

Lots of Love and Tons of Prayers- Love you guys!!


At 5/2/06 8:40 PM, Blogger Kait said...

Have your girls checked out the Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop Site? I checked it out and it looks like they'd have a blast there!

At 5/2/06 8:49 PM, Blogger tigers said...

glad to hear she is feeling BETTER

At 5/2/06 8:54 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

How exciting meeting Miss America! That must have been a joy for Christi.

Oh I hope she gets to celebrate Valentine's Day early with her class. And I'm sooo glad you guys might get to come home tomorrow. I can only imagine how anxious you are to see Shayla!!

Love, Jennifer

At 5/2/06 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a WONDERFUL coincidence that Miss America ran into our REAL Miss America!! Truly this child is loved by the whole country (and many others!!!!)

Thanks for the update and much love from all of us on Cape Cod!
Dana, Beth, Katie, Abby and John

At 5/2/06 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always on my mind! Keep fighting Christi! Hugs and prayers!
Megan in NC

At 6/2/06 12:54 AM, Anonymous kate from iowa said...

that picture is so precious! what a great thing :) i will be praying for you all as tomorrow arrives, and always.

peace to you all!

At 6/2/06 2:41 AM, Blogger Cathie said...

Betcha didn't think I was serious about checking back in again, now it's tomorrow as it's 1:38am in the morning. The Miss America pictures are awesome! :)

Just wanted to thank you for taking so much time and keeping us updated. I know it takes alot of work to do that. We appreciate your sharing your little darling with us. Hopefully, you're all getting some sleep right now, and I'm heading off to do the same. Thinking about the chemo for today (Monday) and praying it goes well.
Love from Pensacola.

At 6/2/06 2:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you with BIG HUGS in Oklahoma .
Lots of Love,
The Carver's

At 6/2/06 4:43 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Dear Thomas team,

What a cute picture, how lovely that Christi got to talk ballet with Miss America, what a treat for her!!

It was great to learn that the lumps are getting smaller and that her eye's are improving, pray God that this continues until the cancer is completely gone.

Hope you manage to get home for the Valentine party at school. We never had Valentine's parties at schools in Europe, would have been fun as my birthday is Valentine's day but no such luck!!

Take care, lots of love

At 6/2/06 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good reports Christi . The reports look real good :) Have a great day !!!! UpperSandusky , Ohio

Praise Him

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

There's only one Miss America in our minds and she's 8 1/2 years old!

Our prayers are with you.
Love, Kaye, Chris Megan and Bridget


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