Monthly Archives: March 2013



Nathan and Phoebe are in the ER tonight waiting to be seen. Phoebe had not been feeling well this afternoon; lethargic and sleepy, and when she woke up after her nap around 4:30, she had a fever of 102.6.

Usually after Phoebe receives a blood transfusion she feels much better and things are uphill from there, so it’s a little scary for her to spike such a high fever with her counts bottomed out. Please keep both of them in your prayers tonight. Port access can be a little traumatic sometimes in the ER if she doesn’t get a nurse who is familiar with accessing. She still has a fever of 102.4 and is feeling really crummy.

We already know that she will be admitted because her counts are bottomed out and she has fever. I will update when we know more.

Thanks,  Amey

Blood Transfusion


Phoebe is doing great! As expected, she needs a blood transfusion for low hemoglobin just as she does each time she has this particular round of chemo. Tomorrow morning I will take her in to Dallas to be transfused which usually takes about four hours, and then we should come home.

There has been a pretty joyous atmosphere around here lately. It feels so good to not have the next round of chemo looming ahead. I can’t believe that when her counts come back up they just get to keep going up, up, up! It will be such an incredible feeling to be able to take her out and about without worrying about her immune system.

She keeps telling everyone, “My hair’s gonna grow back!”…it’s the sweetest thing. She already has a little bit of peach fuzz and looks so sweet.

We had our meeting with the social worker to apply again for night help and we are still waiting to hear back about it. He was very encouraging and we feel very hopeful that we will be approved. I will continue to post updates and pictures as Phoebe recovers. You all have become so much a part of our journey through your prayers and encouragement these past 14 months that I can’t imagine not keeping you posted!

All our love and gratitude to you,  Amey

No Mo Chemo


What a day. I am so blessed, and our sweet Phoebe was so blessed by all of the family and friends that made her “NO MO CHEMO” celebration so special. Thank you to all of those who came and waited patiently for her discharge from the hospital, and to our AMAZING church family at FBC Lindale for decorating our home so beautifully, folding laundry, unloading my dishwasher and changing the CATBOX!

Phoebe’s homecoming parade was awesome! We came home to a wonderful feast of fancy cheeses and breads, fresh fruit, nuts, etc. We are blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. Thank you for making this day amazing for our Phoebelicious and for all of us!