Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

We brought in the new year with visiting relatives. My brother and his family from Kansas as well as my parents were here. Originally my parents had come to support us during our third round of chemotherapy, but we've been given a few extra days out of the hospital while Henry's counts continue to recover. Instead of trips back and forth to Baltimore and spending New Year's in the hospital, we were able to enjoy one another at home while the kids played with their cousins and the adults visited.

This week brings more of the same with Friday being the beginning of our next round. We count ourselves lucky as we start 2008. Perspective changes so much with life's events. Henry's doing great, running (yes, literally running) around the house. He's eating normally for the most part. Yesterday he took the last oral medication we need to give him until Friday so we have a week of more or less stress free normality. We feel fortunate to have family and friends that care so much and while we don't know what it will bring, we'll look 2008 in the eye and march determinedly forward, one day at a time.

Happy 2008.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have a great Holiday week! Sounds like everyone is enjoying the week. Thanks for keeping us all updated!

Thinking of all of you!

Cousin Susan H.

rlbates said...

Happy New Year! I hope it will be a blessed one for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to the whole Scheck family. How wonderful that you were able to be together to celebrate 2008. Best wishes to all for a much Healthier and Happier year. Sending our Blessing and Love to you from your friends in Wichita, Kansas

Granya said...

It has been a joy to see Henry as he was been this past 10 days. As we adults look forward with trepidation and angst this 3 year old boy is living life to the fullest possible. His emanates courage and satisfaction with what he has this day.

May we be so blessed!

t said...

Here's wishing you all a wonderful holiday with your family and a very safe, healthy, and happy New Year!

Much love to you all.

t

Anonymous said...

Much love to the Schecks as they begin 2008 with renewed strength and a hungry, running-Henry. Children are amazing gifts; Henry is super-amazing. Lots of xxxooo to all of you from MAB
P.S. B & T - Sent e-mail about getting together with S & A this week, but sounds like you are all well covered this vacation week with family. Pls. get back to me when you get a chance to ans. other queries. No rush at all. I just don't want to call and interrupt any of your wonderful family time together. E-hugs, MAB

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to the Schecks. Thx for the update and the wonderful news about a medicine reprieve for the next few days. Enjoy your family.
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