The past two chemo cycles have been a little less intense. We were home more, Phoebe wasn’t as sick and she even started to grow back her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. It is amazing what a difference a little hair and eye lashes can make. Phoebe has looked older and much healthier than before.
Two weeks ago, however, she started up on a more intense regiment of chemo and they told us not to get too attached to the hair. Well, today I was cuddling with her on the couch and I noticed a little balding spot on the back of her hair. I grabbed a little bit of it in my hand and it just fell out.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know that this is one of the most benign symptoms of chemo treatment and with everything else going on in her body, her hair falling out is the least of her problems. But there is just something about it that makes me a little sad. I know it will grow back, and her cut hair bows fit better when she’s bald, but I guess it’s just a stark reminder of the severity of the battle that Phoebe faces and the war being waged inside her sweet little body.
On a happy note, the Fair family is reunited at last and we are all living under the same roof once again! The quiet, relaxed life that Phoebe and become accustom to was suddenly smashed when Deacon, Averic and Benjamin came crashing through the door Thursday night after being gone for 11 days. Now the house is more hectic, messy, rowdy and busy. Really, it’s just full of life again and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Glad to hear the clan is all back under the same roof! 🙂
Lifting you all up to God often.
My love for all of you…:)
if there were a thumbs up , you would have one. Blessings.
Phoebe is just beautiful!!! Happy you are all together again. Praying!!!!
Dear Amey and Nathan,
You are much in my prayers and another friend at Roswell Community Church – Rosemarie Breeden. She keeps up with you and also thinks you should write a book. You are so expressive.
God be with you. Blessings, Faith
My the love of those that love you continue to be palpable in your home and your hearts. Thinking of you all always. Blessed Be.
You are right, of course, about the hair loss being the least of the concerns, but I’m sitting here crying about it anyway. Your daughter is so brave, her illness so severe; but she’s a little kid, like the ones Jesus cuddled, and I see him holding Phoebe in his arms and the tears running down his cheek…
I thank God every time I remember your family, which is at least daily, often times more. God is listening, Fair Family! Love you all, Kathy Stiffler.
Oh, Amey and Nathan, I can totally relate to the times of quietness when the older boys are away and then the silent suddenly ceases to crazy, rambunctious boys. Sometimes it is overwhelming in the midst of my disease and life trials but I, just like you, wouldn’t trade in those rambunctious boys and the togetherness of family for the world. Oh, what a gift these crazy kiddos are!
And I believe it is perfectly normal to be saddened by her losing her hair. It’s the little things that we take for granted when we are healthy right? The little things that mean so very much.
We are praying for you daily and your family is apart of our family’s heart.
Love you guys,
So glad to hear you’re all back together again! Continuing to pray for all of you every day.
Nathan, You are right, of course, about the hair loss being the least of the concerns, but I’m sitting here crying about it anyway. Your daughter is so brave, her illness so severe; but she’s a little kid, like the ones Jesus cuddled, and I see him holding Phoebe in his arms and the tears running down his cheek…