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What a day!
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

So, I have this goal every year that I won’t miss a single day posting something new on this blog. It’s maybe a silly goal, but a girl has to shoot for something. Anyway, I was up so dang early today—5:45—that I didn’t get a chance to post before I left because I had to get to my dd’s. I promised myself I’d post once I got there, but then I was covered up in kids and dogs, and I only got home a few minutes ago. So, here I am!

Some of you may remember the 7-year-old, now 8, who’s had cancer in her leg twice. Well, today was her latest six-month check-up, which was why I was holding down the home front while my daughter zoomed up to Little Rock for her appointment at Children’s Hospital. After the last time her cancer appeared, she had her tibia removed and replaced with a donor bone. Then it was filled with her own bone material in hopes it would grow with her. The center of the top of the bone filled in nicely, but the ankle area wasn’t progressing as well. Today, the doctor says there’s been progress—slow, yes, but enough so that when she goes to school next week, she doesn’t have to be in a wheelchair. She’ll wear a “clam cast”—one she puts on and takes off—to protect her, and she’ll use a cane, but she’s on her feet! Which also means she’ll be able to ride the bus—something she’s yearned to do.

That’s my “real life” news. Tomorrow, I’m hoping to remain at my desk long enough to get some actual writing done. We’ll see. There’s always something.

And don’t forget. I posted a contest yesterday. It’s still open, so be sure to check it out. And tonight after midnight, Reined In releases! So be sure to get your copy! Good night and thanks for all your support! This tired woman’s heading to bed. ~DD

6 comments to “What a day!”

  1. Sacchi Green
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      · August 9th, 2017 at 9:19 pm · Link

    I came over to read this expressly hoping for good news about your granddaughter. So glad that was it!



  2. Charlotte
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      · August 9th, 2017 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Great news!



  3. ButtonsMom2003
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      · August 9th, 2017 at 11:20 pm · Link

    So happy for the good news!



  4. Shirley Long
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      · August 9th, 2017 at 11:25 pm · Link

    That’s fantastic news. And I know she’s glad to not have to start school with the wheel chair. Prayers are answered.



  5. Delilah
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      · August 10th, 2017 at 8:15 am · Link

    Thanks, ladies! It’s a roller-coaster ride. We’ll take good news!



  6. Gayle Lazur
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      · August 10th, 2017 at 12:57 pm · Link

    So glad to hear the good news. I know she will be happy to start the school year without the wheelchair. Sending good wishes and prayers for her continued healing.



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