Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thank You, Jesus! Can I get an AMEN?

Forester's blood work looked great this morning. In fact, his GCSF shots really gave him a boost the last couple of days and his white count/ANC was 28,ooo!! So, he is free to play like a normal kid this weekend and attend the run. Yay! Praise God for answered prayers! Remember, on Monday his ANC was 500!

Another praise report!! Forester had his first hearing test (he'll have one during each chemo cycle) and his hearing is still PERFECT! Woo-hoo! One down and 5 to go. We're PRAYING for that same result each time. Thank you, Jesus!
Forester is such a trooper and was so excited that his counts were good today. He already went swimming tonight with Pete and Micah.

Looks like we'll be right on track for his next chemo cycle which is also a praise. The sooner we move forward the sooner we're done. Cycle 2 will begin on July13th.

That's all for now. I must get to sleep soon as it's an early start tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!!

Love you guys and thank you sooo much for your prayers. ~Whitney

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Prayer Request & Reminder

Prayer request: Forester will be getting blood work done tomorrow morning. Please pray that his counts will be high enough so that he will be able to participate in the run on Friday. Pete is planning on pulling Forester and Micah in "the chariot" via bike, so that he can see and wave to everyone during the race. What a great motivation to keep running, right?

I'm so excited about those of you who are coming to the race! It's going to be a great time. I just wanted to reiterate that it is on Friday. The logo above is a prototype for the t-shirt and it says 07.04.09 and this may have confused you. This race is not on the 4th but on the 3rd. The logo will be correct on the t-shirts of course! Anyway, it's not too late to sign up. Just call 768-7964 to register so you can get onto the island and pay the $15 when you arrive. It's going to be a great day of family fun. Please join us!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Run Forester RUN!!


Run Forester Run
FRIDAY July 3 2009
Seabrook Island 2nd Annual 10k Charity Run
PLEASE join us for Seabrook Island's 2nd annual 10k charity run/walk & silent auction! You'll get a groovy t-shirt and help us with the burden of medical bills! Before and after the walk/run there will be the opportunity to bid at a silent auction. Also, a cash bar with Bloody Marys and Mimosas will be available before and after the race! Mimosa before running? Sounds like a great idea!!

When: Friday(this Friday!), July 3rd @ 8:30 am
Where: The run begins at Seabrook Island Fitness Center - arrive at 8am
Registration is $15 (which can be paid when you arrive)
Please call 768-7964 to register. You must be on the roster so that you can get through the Seabrook Island gate on Friday morning.

PLEASE JOIN US!! If you have to work on Friday, get your workout in early while looking at the beautiful beach and help us in the process. You know you want to! Got kids? Stick them in a stroller or have them walk with you & then frolick by the beach! Scared of a 10k? You can walk at your own pace - no pressure to run. And, if Forester's blood counts are safe he will be in the race too via chariot or stroller!

Some of you may be saying...uh...where is Seabrook Island? If I knew how to insert a mapquest link I would do it here but I don''s right next to Kiawah. Make a family day of it! Visit the shops at Fresh Fields Village after the race, or spend the day on Kiawah's public beach. I mean really, don't you find yourselves saying, how could I not do this race? It sounds FABULOUS! Right, Staci McLain? John Fortney? Quin Johnson? Jimmy K? Greg Shore? Come on you runners out there! Bring your competitive spirits and race!

Kick off this 4th of July weekend on July 3rd bright and early with the Bradburns!

...don't forget to call to register!

Coming Home!

Forester's ANC count was 211 this morning and is being discharged. YAY! He is SO ready to be back home. But, I want to thank you all for you prayers for good spirits because yesterday he really was in good spirits! Giggling and laughing a lot and just being his silly old self. Such a joy to see. And, SEE?!! We ask God and He answers! He is good and deserves all our praise and worship! Can you tell I'm HAPPY!?!
Love ya'll ~ Whit

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quick Update

Forester was sad and tired most of the day yesterday. He really wants to come home. He was so convinced that he would be coming home today he asked me if they could go ahead and de-access his port before he fell asleep last night. Of course the answer was no. His ANC this morning is 114 and we are thankful for the improvement. It looks to me that we will have a couple more days in the hospital before we reach 500. Poor Forester. Also, he is currently receiving a platelet transfusion. This is the first time his platelet count has been low enough to need one. Normal platelet range is 150-400. They usually don't do a transfusion unless it's under 10. I'm not at the hospital at the moment and I'm unsure of his platelet count but it still stinks. No one wants their child to be sick in any way and to know that his blood counts are so just hurts my heart. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is a season and our goal is complete healing.

Please pray that Forester will be in good spirits today and for all of his counts to go back up. Thank you! I'm off to church to get my praise on...