Welcome to Hope Rising!

'When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know, And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly'
Author Unknown.

Through this journey, no matter what we've faced....our Faith has taught us how to 'stand' and 'how to fly'

Please join us on our journey of Hope. Some times we are 'standing' and some times we are 'flying' - but one thing is for sure....our two amazing children (Will and Sasha) have been the biggest blessings in our lives.
While they struggle through life-threatening illnesses, they also show us how incredible life truly is. Their joy, laughter, fierceness, and tender spirits lift us and carry us through any storm we've had to weather!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another infection.... this is getting REALLY old!

Sasha's leg was healing nicely from the biopsy - everything looked like it was 'sealed up' and good.

Last night I noticed that the area at the top of her leg was slightly red. It wasn't 'horrible' but it was definitely red. I figured we’d give it the night to ‘calm down’ in case it was just a minor irritation.

This morning I looked at it and the red was deeper, the area was bigger and it was very 'angry' I made an appointment with the pediatrician for 11:30. By the time we hit 11:30, it looked a little worse (so I am glad I made the appointment!). The doctor took one look at it and said, "Yep, that's infected. There's swelling and pus under there." GREAT….sigh. (s not coming down with another respiratory infection....cause honestly – we’ve had enough with infections and illness and I just don’t think either of them would handle another infection very well.

Please say a prayer that Sasha’s leg improves dramatically before Thursday and that Will’s cough doesn’t turn into anything else!!!!

We still haven’t heard any results from Dr. Shoffner’s office – and we don’t expect to hear anything until Mid May (yes, the waiting is NOT fun at all). As soon as we have results, I will update the page and let you all know.

Don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming blood drives on April 18th. Please support Will, Sasha and the children of Team Hope.
The drives will be held in 3 locations – Chelmsford, Danvers, and Methuen. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!