Monday, October 6, 2014

Family visit - Primary Children's

Update:  GREAT NEWS!!  AFP (Alpha feto protein) is a tumor indicator in the blood.  Normal levels are around 30.  River's AFP beginning of September were 1,444,000.  Yes, you read that right!  One million, four hundred fourty four thousand!  WOW!  AFP is now 180,000.  79% drop!!!  Encouraging that chemo is having an effect.  As I understand it AFP is a hormone that is secreted by active cancer cells. 

L-R  Summer, Silver, River with Daddy in front of this mural with Jesus and children gathering around him infront of the world.  This picture was after church.  The sacrament service here is so beautiful!  It is held in the hospital with family and friends and when they can patients themselves.  River was able to attend the first week walking, and the 2nd week in her wheelchair.  
Silver Summer Tanzi and River each got a soft blanket after church that reads "And he took their children, one by one, and blessed them."

Silver says She is the one with the blindfold, Summer is at the very right, on Mommy's lap.  Tanzi is on Jesus' lap and River is on the very left.  Daddy is the one kneeling just to the right of the World. 

We have been blessed "one by one".  The gospel and the Savior's ministry is "one by one" very personal.
This scripture comes from 3rd Nephi 17.

20 And they arose from the earth, and he said unto them: Blessed are ye because of your faith. And now behold, my joy is full.
 21 And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them.
 22 And when he had done this he wept again;
 23 And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones.
 24 And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them.
 25 And the multitude did see and hear and bear record; and they know that their record is true for they all of them did see and hear, every man for himself; and they were in number about two thousand and five hundred souls; and they did consist of men, women, and children.
Silver holding the dolly that she got from the hospital - rag doll that she can color face and hair on.  Each girl also got their own little dr kit and River showed them how everything works.  They had a hard time leaving "Rivy".  Summer said "I  can take care of my Rivy"  She wanted to go up and be her nurse!  

They went around the cafeteria and found several pennies and dimes.  There is a waterfall out front that they threw their pennies in for wishes.  Each of their wish "I hope Rio gets better soon!"  Summer's socks say "Fearless" and Silver's "Hope"

Tanz with Momma and Summer's sheep.  Summer got this sheep on her birthday in California when we toured a cheese making factory.  We returned home from CA Sunday night and came to Primary children's that Tuesday.  Summer LOVES lambs!  Summer has let Tanzi pack around her lamb that means so much and is so special to her.

River could order whatever she wanted.  We ordered a nutella dinner:  Bananas, Apples, Popcorn, etc. all to be dipped in nutella.  John, our friend that answers the phone when we call in to place a food order said that this was the "most fabulous dinner ever requested!"  John has the best personality and is fun to talk to.  River says "He sounds like he has a nice personality.  This was the last meal River has had.  She has eaten/drank very little in the last month.  Nauseous and extreme sore throat.  We are very blessed she has her g-tube.  The surgeon said that if her tumor was any larger he wouldn't have been able to place it!

Summer with Paca
Summer and Silver in Rio's room.  The day after this was taken the hospital had visitors restricted to age 14 and older.  Nasty flu season!  They usually start in November, and it has started in August!

Visit from cousin Tomi
Beautiful Memories!

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