Saturday, March 5, 2011

Through Michelle's eyes...

I woke up today to

Joyful Chaos

Yesterday was a horrible day. Alexis was really sick and not doing well at all. After being up at Huntsman Cancer hospital last night, getting all new medications and hoping she would get some relief from the nausea, bone pain and yucky taste in her mouth. I felt like she was a newborn last night. I was so worried about her so I kept checking on her every 2 hours to see if she was breathing, feeling her head to see if she had a fever and helping her to the bathroom all night long. After my 4 am check I was beyond fatigue. I went back to bed. I felt like I had only blinked my eyes when I heard Alexis arguing with her dad over the remote control. I opened my eyes and began to blink back “happy tears”. I knew if she was being feisty with her dad over the remote control, she had to be feeling better. In the next few minutes I felt her slip into my bed with me. As I put my arms around her, and her Kitty of course, Alexis did not have a fever for the first time in days. The next thing she said to me was, “mother I am starving!” I love those words. I told her to go ask her dad to take her to all you can eat French toast. I did not know if she would do it because her appetite has been almost obsolete, but she did. Off she went to eat breakfast with her dad. When they pulled out I was just bursting with joy! My little Alexis was up, hungry and feisty as ever. What a huge relief! Like I said, I woke up to “Joyful Chaos” and I love it!

*Michelle*



40 comments:

Michelle said...
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Alexis Kaufusi said...

Gypsy Mother! You are so sweet! Thank you for taking such good care of me. I love you!

Alexis Kaufusi said...

Ps... Daryl looks so retarded in this picture... And I love it!

Cindy said...

So happy that today was a good day. It's wonderful to have the Alexis we all know and love! Hope tonight is better for you all.

Smith Family in Africa said...

Dearest Michelle and Family,
Our prayers are with you and join in fasting for your sweet family. May the Lord bless you. Love the Tim Smith Family

maxfamclan said...

Michelle, you write as only a mother can. What a keen you eye have for noticing those little things that make life better. You are such a great family/team.

sherrie said...

I loved this post Michelle.

Anonymous said...

There really aren't words to express how my heart goes out to you. Having a child with so many thing in common with Alexis has made this so real to me. You are an amazing family and a great mother to an incredible daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know that you are in my daily prayers and that my heart is full of hope for all of you!!!

Shanne Munns

Amy and Mark said...

I'm so so so happy! I'm just a friend of Alexis' from High School. My husband and I went to the temple yesterday and I put her name on the prayer roll. She's on my mind a LOT and so thank you for continuing to post her ups and downs. Makes it easy to keep tabs. Good luck and stay strong! You have so much support in this community!

6 P's in a Pod said...

Happy news! Food is good! Appetite is great! I love it. Alexis-I love you. Michelle-I love you. All of you Kaufusi People, I LOVE YOU!

6 P's in a Pod said...

P.S. Daryl, you only look a little dur-dur-da-dur in that picture.

Anonymous said...

Michelle you are so amazing!

Landon said...

Great post, I love it.

amy said...

Happy to hear your voice Michelle! Eat away Alexis!

Elaine Bergeson said...

God bless you, Michelle. Alexis' battle is also yours. May you both gather the strength you need each day and night until the battle is won.

Aubs said...

Alexis you are DA WOMAN!!!!! Just sayin' :) Seriously though, what a beautiful, kind, loving, caring, AWESOME friend you are. It was just too much fun seeing you tonight with your sweet fam. Alex and I are praying and fasting for you! You are so loved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Call us up anytime, anywhere, any place, we'll be there with our fiddles ready to jam it up for you. You are the best :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

I read your post and it brought tears to me because I feel for you as a mom. One of the hardest jobs in this life is being a mom. Our job never ends and always things set for us to do. We love it and would not trade anything for it but it sure is not easy. You are a wonderful mom, wife, and friend. Thank you for your strength and love. Steve and your children are blessed to have you as his wife and their mom. I'm grateful to know you and watch your example to us. You have taught Alexis what she needs to get through this experience on her journey. I love you and feel for you as a mom. You keep up the great work. You are in our prayers, well your whole family. Oku mau ofa atu Michelle,

Vehikite Family

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