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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Monday, February 06, 2006

We're Home!

Wow, Shayne was right - he DID update her blog from the airport. I was in the middle of that update when the nurse practitioner arrived and things happened so rapidly after that.

Her blood counts have really fallen. White 4.4, hgb. 9.9, (no wonder she's been so cold!) platelets 76 (Pat felt a transfusion would be needed soon.) ANC 2,552 (The ability to fight off infection still is good, but the hospital really stressed the kids at school washing their hands and washing their hands.)

Sadly, the LDH sunk my heart as it's EVEN HIGHER -3,900 (YIKES! I was pretty happy the past few days until THAT news.) This disease is just vicious!

We had to stop at a truck stop for Christi as she had become car sick. It was about an hour until she was able to drive home from Cleveland again. She's hardly eaten. So nice was it to receive a welcome home poster and balloons from her sweet little friend, Kaylyn.

Shayla is awesome! It was great to see the girls playing together tonight. We arrived home about 8:00 and I am so tired.

Blood counts will checked on Thursday morning before school. In case she needs a transfusion it can be done after school.

Neupogeon shots to begin tomorrow. We haven't yet let her know that dreaded news. She hates shots so much. Goodnight! I'll add pics to these entries soon.


At 7/2/06 6:26 AM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Glad to hear that you arrived safely back in Ohio. Continued prayers for Christi, I'm so sorry to hear of the increasing LDH level.

Glad that the girls are playing together again.

Lots of Love, tons of prayers,


At 7/2/06 8:36 AM, Anonymous Nancy said...

Welcome home, sweet Thomas Team! I'm sure a Shayla infusion will help everyone's spirits! :-)

Sending you love, good thoughts and prayers for a miracle, in any shape or form it wants to come in... hopefully a cure!

ChemoAngel Nancy in NH

At 7/2/06 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lots of prayers...i am glad you all made it home safely and that the sisters can be together!


At 7/2/06 8:57 AM, Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm so glad you're home Christie, hope you feel really well! Prayers for you sweetie.

At 7/2/06 9:17 AM, Anonymous Linda & Pat said...

Glad to read you guys are now back home. We would also notice the LDH go up because of the chemo treatment so perhaps that is why.

In our continued thoughts and prayers.

At 7/2/06 9:22 AM, Anonymous Kim Kruppenbacher said...

Welcome Home Christi!!
We've been reading about you for some time now...this morning I finally figured out how to leave you a message...LOL...blonde or old pick!! :0)

You and your beautiful family will always be in our hearts and prayers, every minute of every day.
Enjoy your time with your sister...she is the best sister in the world!!

Love, Kim and Kody

At 7/2/06 9:36 AM, Anonymous Kate said...

As always,praying, hoping, wishing, and praying some more! Glad you are all home together!


At 7/2/06 9:41 AM, Blogger California Friend said...

WELCOME HOME!!!!! Enjoy the time at school.....

Love & hugs from CA,

At 7/2/06 10:04 AM, Blogger Suz said...

Found this blog through a blogger friend. I have read Christi's story. What an amazing little girl she seems to be. So glad that Christi was able to come home.

Christi will be in my Thoughts & Prayers.

Hugs Suz

At 7/2/06 10:25 AM, Anonymous Candy Belanger said...

So happy to hear that the Thomas Team is sleeping under one roof again:) I'm praying hard for a BIG drop in Christi's LDH next time her counts are drawn.

I'm also sending giant hugs Christi's way to help her thru the Neupogen shots. I know those are no fun at all:(

At 7/2/06 10:52 AM, Anonymous Debbie Waters said...

I am glad you all arrived home safely. We will keep praying for the LDH level to come down! Go away NB and stay gone!! I hope you enjoy your time at home. We will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless

At 7/2/06 11:35 AM, Blogger susan said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am happy to hear that you made it home safe and sound. I am sure that Christi is looking forward to school, and spending time with her friends will be good for her. I do hope she feels well enough to attend.
I am so sorry to hear that Christi's LDH is so high, I will pray that is it goes down alot.
Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and that there are so many people storming heaven with requests for Christis' healing and strength.

Christi is an amazing young woman, may God Bless her and keep her safe.
Love susan

At 7/2/06 4:23 PM, Blogger HeatherB said...

Hi Thomas Team,

Hope everyone (well not Daddy since he doesn't go to school -smile) had a great day at school today!!

Sending tons of hugs and loads of love to sweet Christi. I'll be praying for the shots to go as smoothly as possible.

Praying hard for a reduced LDH level the next time counts are drawn.

Lots of love, tons of prayers,


At 7/2/06 4:34 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you guys are finally home and finding comfort in your own beds..and with Shayla and Buttercup! I'm sure you and Christi were itching to get back to school. I hope she is enjoying spending a bunch of time with her friends!

I'm so sorry that her LDH is so high...I'm praying that it does a huge drop next time checked.

Love & Prayers,

At 7/2/06 4:58 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Glad you three arrived home safe and Shayla is reunited with her family. Praying that nasty LDH level goes down.


At 7/2/06 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I added Christi and family to our prayer list at church. Christi amazes me each and every time a curve is thrown she straightens it what a great spirit she has. I am so happy to hear that you are safely home once again. To me home is the best place to be with family and friends. God Bless your family.
Laura Gray (stephenson)

At 7/2/06 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying her LDH levels DROP, and her white, platelets, hgb, and ANC go up!!!!! Keep fighting sweet Christi! May the good Lord give you strength!!

Megan in NC

At 8/2/06 4:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

christi is such an inspiration, good luck with the shots!

praying for christi in Australia


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