Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Christmas Eve and a Happy Update!

I'm about to go hide in my room and write my annual Christmas-themed Harry Potter fan fic (a tradition started by Anne-with-an-e in 2008 -- so this is our 10th year! -- wherein we each write a Harry Potter story sometime during Advent, then read them to each other over Christmas Eve dinner.) But, before I do that, I wanted to share a giddy update:

Betsy started a new treatment a couple of weeks ago, and it is working. We have seen an incredible change in her, especially in the last week/ten days. (I could almost say that the last four months seem like a bad dream, but the dream is still too vivid, so... nope ... not there yet.) She is actually starting to feel relatively normal again. We're getting our girl back, and we couldn't be happier.

I'm not feeling very articulate about all of this -- all I can say is, "Happy! We're happy! We're so happy!"  😃


Karen said...

I'm so happy to hear your wonderful news! God bless you all! Have a joyous Christmas!

Lissa said...

This. Makes. My. MONTH. So very happy to hear it. Buckets of love to all of you!!

Kathryn said...

So glad to hear this! Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas :)

penelope said...

What a gift! Christmas blessings to you Karen, and the whole family :-)

(Also, I love your HP tradition!!)

Andrea said...

I’m so sorry! I had NO IDEA you were going through all of this until I read the FB post about it. So glad to hear things are looking up for all of you!! What a trying 2017 you’ve had!!

Karen Edmisten said...

Karen - thank you so much!
Lissa, buckets and buckets of love right back to you. :)
Kathryn, thank you, and Merry Christmas!
Penelope, thanks, and if you want to send us an HP story to add to the mix, feel free! ;)
Andrea, the days were such a blur for such a long time that I was terrible about keeping everyone informed. Love you!

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sarah said...

I am so happy to read this! Thank God!! I can imagine your relief. I wish for her to continue to grow in health and for your family to have a beautiful 2018.