Thursday, March 7, 2013

More Exciting News!

Today, we received word from the HopeWell Foundation that they will be sending us to Orlando, Florida for Briley's dream trip!  I can't begin to tell you how excited we all are!!!  We are scheduled for the trip June 2nd - 8th.  Briley's 6th birthday will be on June 7th!!  I'm pretty sure this will be one birthday celebration that she won't forget!
We will be staying at a place called Give Kids the World.  It's a resort of it's own!  If you are not familiar with GKTW, they fulfill wishes of children around the world with a great family experiences.  Wonderful people such as the HopeWell Foundation work with GKTW to provide a child's wish.  We will stay in a villa at GKTW (I bet we don't see much of the villa, other than a place to sleep!), and we will also have tickets to Disney World, Universal Studios, & Sea World!  The GKTW website has several videos of what to expect when you get there.  The kids have watched the videos nonstop that past couple of days!  They really get excited when they see the castle at Disney World, the Orca's at Sea World, and their favorite, ice cream for breakfast at GKTW!  Briley just can't believe that we get to eat ice cream for breakfast!  It's been 3 years since we've been on any kind of vacation, so I can't tell you how excited we are to have a trip of a lifetime!  
Changing gears a little bit, Briley had blood work done today to see how the increase in the nightly chemo dose has affected her counts.  Her ANC is 2600.  It's still higher than we like, but it's down from the count check 2 weeks ago.  Her nurse called and said to keep things the same.  She wasn't worried about it.
Briley will go back to Cooks on the 21st of this month for a LP, IV chemo, and start 5 days of steroids.  
God willing, everything will go according to plan with her treatment and the trip.  We appreciate all of the prayers.  

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Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for Briley! God Bless!