Friday, December 30, 2011

...Out With A Bang!

    Another year coming to a close…and what a year it has been again. We’ve had a nice Christmas with our family and now the wait for the new year is on. Time for a fresh start!

    A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I went to the ER so she could administer her second dose of Humira in a safe environment. Despite the fact we “ran in to” a very rude and blunt nurse, she gave herself a shot and there was no reaction this time around. The first time around must have been a fluke, or her blood sugars were too low, I don’t know, I’m just happy she was ok!

    So a new chapter has started. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be her miracle drug! The last day before our break we went to the Children’s hospital for another treatment. After a visit from the rheumatologist we learned that this would be the last IV! That was great news. I can’t say I’m upset about the fact we don’t have to do the monthly trip to Calgary, 15 months has been enough! Also, since we now started a new drug, we can stop giving her the chemo. My girl was excited to finally see some things go instead of being added! Next clinic visit will be in March…wow, can’t believe we get a break for 3 months!

    It was a big burden, those IV’s every month, but it also has given her a year where she was able to undertake more than I have ever seen her do in the past. It has boosted her self esteem and has empowered her greatly! I’ve “secretly” watched her, when she was playing volleyball, excited, being part of a great team, being normal. I have to say that I was quite emotional at times. For her to be able to take part the way she did; that was priceless and that is something no one can ever take from her!

    Wow, 2012 is just around the corner…I’m getting old! I’m quite excited to see what the future holds for us. We’ve seen a lot of misery happening around us, I’m hoping this New Year will be an opportunity for many to start fresh and optimistic.

    From my house to yours: wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.
Good things are going to happen; stay tuned!


  1. Laeta---love your positive attitude! I'm so glad you're starting the new year on a good note! Many blessings to you and your family. ~ Tammy Zeigler

  2. What awesome, awesome news!!! This bodes well for the new year! Congratulations!!! I hope to one day be able to write a similar post. I'm so thrilled for your family. I would have been excited "secretly" watching, too. We spend so much time hoping, cheer leading. It's awesome to see a reality! May you and your family all have a wonderful, happy new year!!!

  3. I hope things go as well in 2012 as they have the last few weeks!