Friday, January 18, 2013


My mom's going home in an hour!!!!!  We're so happy!

There are only three things I'll miss about the hospital:

1. The molasses ginger cookies from Macrina Bakery.

2. The view of Mt. Rainier, the Olympics, and the city skyline.

3. The awesome RN's and CNA's--especially Premilla, who learned early in the week how much I rely on coffee, and subsequently found me whenever I was at the hospital (even when she wasn't assigned to our floor!) and brought me coffee and snacks.

As soon as we pack up and get my mom's IV out, we'll head home!  My mom is feeling much better now.  Her pain and nausea are under control, and she's walking without a walker.

Her next trip to the hospital will be on Tuesday to learn about chemotherapy and to get her staples removed.

Good job tackling the first obstacle, Mom!  We're so proud of you!



  1. Hooray! Cheering from Chicago!! - Christine

  2. Yay! I'll bet it was that encouraging dance video I sent last night, to the song "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" - and voila - going home the next day! I love you all for viewing this difficult time through Night Vision Goggles ... the eyes of faith ... you have encouraged all of us as we go about our days (me? a bit zombie-like), wondering, worrying & waiting for the next blog post or other update. THE REEDERS LOVE THE DUDLEYS and we look forward to seeing you soon. Way to go Big Sis!

  3. Fantastic! So happy to hear this news and trust you are taking it easy at home. Stay off the elliptical, ok? ;o)

  4. The grapevine didn't reach me in Peterson Hall so God scheduled Maribeth & me to donate blood at the same time today instead. Praying for you all now that I'm connected to your most-excellent blog. What a marvelous team of writers using technology for good (rather than evil!) Much love to you all.

  5. Woohoo! So glad to hear this news! It will be awesome for all of you to be back in the comfort of your home, especially Gabrielle. Thanks for keeping us all posted!
    Kristi :)

  6. Heck yeah! Go auntie G! Chris and I are sooooo happy and proud of you. I know it will feel so good to be home in your own house with your own stuff and to be able to move through the different rooms when you want to. I am so excited for you, you have taken a giant leap towards being all better!

  7. Welcome home Gaby!!! I have had you on my mind so strongly over the past week or so, and then yesterday I received a text about your family's blog to follow your cancer journey. I went back to day one and read every entry! I'm still a little in shock and sorry you are having to go through all of this. I have always known you are strong and competitive (the 7-up game comes to mind, oh and also tug of war!) I am sending warm healing prayers your way! I am so struck by your amazing family support - not surprised though. It's so reassuring to know that you have been so well taken care of and have such a strong support system of faith, family and friends to put their arms around you! I will continue to follow along, and would love to visit when you feel ready. Meanwhile .... if there is anything I can help with, please don't hesitate to let me know or have your family let me know. Sending love and hugs! Renee

  8. I enjoy what you guys are up too. This sort of clever
    work and reporting! Keep up the amazing works
    guys I've included you guys to

    Here is my page ... My Site
    Also see my webpage: Go to my website

  9. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic
    however , I'd figured I'd ask. Would you be interested in
    exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog
    post or
    vice-versa? My Site covers
    a lot of the
    same topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from
    each other. If you are interested feel free to
    shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from
    you! Fantastic blog by the way!
    Also see my site :: My Site

  10. Greate pieces. Keep posting such kind of information on your page.
    Im really impressed by your blog.
    Hey there, You have done an incredible job. I'll definitely digg it and individually suggest to my friends.
    I'm sure they'll be benefited from this site.

    Also visit my site inspectors ()