And for the “Erik news”; A nurse came by today to draw some blood for the doctors to see. His WBC was at 80,000 and his leukemic blast was at 50%. They called to tell me the news from the hospital today. They added that they didn’t think his medicine was really working to slow it down. I pretty much already figured that. They will do another lab on Thursday if we want. Until then we will just be hanging out and spending time together.
And for the good news: I love everyone. I know that may sound weird – but I just don’t know how else to encompass everyone I can think of. Everyone around us is just so great. Just for starters I would say the fact that I’ve seen so many other peoples blogs that have stuff about us on them. I can’t believe how many people care so much. It really amazes me. Then that combined with all the nice things people do for us. I could keep going on and on about all the things I witness that really just make me love everyone. But instead I’ll talk about the most recent example.
Tonight some of our neighbors (neighbors I REALLY love of course) arranged for a picnic for our ward and anyone else we wanted to come and hang out. Erik has been so tired, but for this he got out of bed and sat up in a wheelchair so that he could make a brief appearance. Everyone sang his favorite song (well I’m pretty sure I guessed right) – Armies of Helaman – then they released balloons to heaven, some tied with thoughts for Erik. It was so thoughtful and so wonderful. I know Erik was really tired and pretty out of it, but I know that’s something that he really appreciated. It was so great.
Thanks so much Everyone.