Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Good Night

We added a type of Vicadin to Nina's meds last night. The vicadin with the Atavan was definitely the right combination because she got more rest than she has in almost 4 days!! She insisted on having Todd cuddle with her again and having me and Yvonne nearby :) She must have woken up a handful of times, but for mere seconds and then she would return to sleep. Her breathing is much calmer too!!! I doubt Todd or Yvonne got much rest because I heard them tossing and turning all night, but I did. I literally passed out around midnight. Yvonne practically had to tuck me in. I feel refreshed, amazing what more than a handful of hours of sleep can do for you :)

My prayer is that Nina responds to the increased steroids and the new medication. All of our family is coming in this weekend to celebrate her birthday!!! She has been looking forward to her birthday for months!!! And we have SpongeBob and Patrick decorations piled high!!!

To all the thousands who are praying for our honey girl, please continue to pray for healing but also pray that Nina gets the joy of being happy and peaceful as she is surrounded by her family and we celebrate the miracle that her life is!!!!


  1. I'm so glad that you and Nina had a better night. You are all constantly on my mind, heart, and prayers. I pray that Nina enjoys her birthday party fully and that it is a day filled with peace, joy, and lots of love for everyone.

    With love,

  2. A better night is a blessing in itself! I pray for continued better nights for all of you! I pray that God gives wisdom to hospice in helping Nina with the utmost perfect care and gives strength to the family while taking this journey with Nina. Nothing but the best care for beautiful Nina.

    Love and Prayers!

  3. I have been reading your blog for the last couple of months. I am praying for you and your family. I am very encouraged by your strength, as I am walking along side my mom who has breast cancer. This world is a sad, sad place. The only comfort we have is knowing that one day we will be in a better place, where there is no more suffering, no more tears and no more cancer! My prayer is that the God of all comfort will surround your family, to bring peace and healing.

  4. Dear Rosy,
    I am sure that you have heard the Christy Nockels song, "Healing Is In Your Hands". Whenever I listen to it, I pray for you all with all of my heart and cry out to the Lord to shower every form of His mercy upon you and your dear honey girl.

  5. My heart and head was so wrapped up in your updates...that I forgot to wish Miss. Little Queen and Beauty a HaPpY early BiRtHdAy! My thoughts are always with her and I will be thinking of her this weekend and praying for a very special Happy Birthday! Give her extra special big squeeze! ;)


  6. <3 Happy Birthday <3 to Nina!!!! Give Sponge Bob a squeeze from me! ;)

  7. How wonderful a good nights sleep does for everyone!!! Prayed for you and Nina last night during my SLEEPLESS nite-- But that's when I pray for friends....when I can't sleep. :) Thank you for sharing your heart with us Rosy--we are here for you.

  8. Hi! I just read about this blog on Kerry Rocha's FB page. As a parent who has lost a child, my heart goes out to your family. I just wondered if you have heard of a Dr. at John's Hopkins - Dr. Ben Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery. He's done some terrific things, thought I'd toss it out there for what it's worth. God Bless.

  9. Rosey- I pray for you all everyday. Happy Birthday to sweet Nina.

    This a a prayer we say at temple (I am Jewish), and I think about this blessing/ song all the time, and say i for Nina. The English translation is just a few lines after each line of Hebrew.

    Mi shebeirach avoteinu
    M'kor hab'racha l'imoteinu
    May the source of strength,
    Who blessed the ones before us,
    Help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing,
    and let us say, Amen.

    Mi shebeirach imoteinu
    M'kor habrachah l'avoteinu

    Bless those in need of healing with r'fuah sh'leimah,
    The renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
    And let us say, Amen

  10. Never cease in praying for sweet Nina...

  11. Big hugs...I pray that nina has a wonderful birthday. I hope you all just really are able to enjoy this day with her. I am so glad you were able to get some sleep. Hang in there mom.

  12. Hi Rosey, You don't know me and I dont know you but your sweet daughter's brave spirit has deeply affected me. I pray for her, for you and for your entire family. Stay strong...I know you will.

  13. Sending love and positive energy from Stockton, CA.