Thursday, 19 July 2012

Day 26: HOME - July 18, 2012

ANC 900 and FREE.


Dr. Barnette has shown so much love for Millie and I am grateful to him. I am happy she was able to tell him goodbye. I know we will see him in passing, but he is no longer Millie's main man since we moved from the Oncology Team to Bone Marrow. We have missed him.

As a going away gift Irish let Millie squirt him with saline. Oh how she giggled. Thank you Irish. 


Millie waited for no one to ring the bell. We were all standing there waiting to hear what to do and she jumped up and got to it.

Ring This Bell
Three Times Real Well
Its Toll To Clearly Say

My Treatments Done
This Course Is Run
Now I Am On My Way


When she was done she asked Brady and I if we would like to ring it with her. 

 Goodbye to all her friends. These people loved and took care of my baby. I owe them everything. Every nurse, every tech, every doctor, every housekeeper, our dietitian, every pharmacist, every therapy dog and owner, every social worker, our music therapist, and countless others all took a part in getting Millie through the last 6 months. These people became my friends and my family away from home. I will miss them. Yes, we will be at the hospital a lot, but hopefully not in ICS, only clinic visits for check-ups and transfusion. I know that's a lot to hope for, but hope and prayers have gotten us this far and I know that they will continue to hold us together to Millie's next big milestone, Day 100.


Bye Beezer and Cheri. You will be joining us soon and we will miss you. 


Bye Amy and Timmie.

 Millie ran the rest of the way out.



Welcome HOME Millie! 
Gold Balloons for Childhood Cancer, Orange for Leukaemia, and Turquoise because it's her favorite. 


Millie wanted to surprise Austin. He had no idea she was coming. When she walked in the room and said, "Hi Austin" he buried his head in the couch first and once he got a grip he buried his head in her lap. He loves her so much and has missed her like crazy. I get teary eyed every time they play together. It's amazing how much Austin has even learned about love in his short life. He does not take his sister for granted. He knows he's lucky to have her and she him.

It wasn't long before Millie's presence had once again filled our empty home.



You are my Miracle Millie. 

37 comments:

Wendy said...

We are commenting from the hospital, sad we cannot see Milie, but elated that she is home. Your family is such an inspiration to us. Stay strong Millie. We love you and will see you on Day 100 at the Walk.

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Tears of Joy...
So happy for all of you! Austin has his sister home, both you and Brady have your kids at home, and sweet Millie is out of her hospital room and at home.. SO SO SO HAPPY for you guys..
"There is no place like HOME
"
XO
Amanda

Danalisa said...

tears of joy for you all! amazing. she is a miracle!

Carly said...

Yay!!! She is such a little ray of sunshine :) Congrats

Thora said...

Happy tears here too - we're so excited for Millie and for your family! Lydia loves her dress up (and so do I).

Rachel said...

This is such good news!! I got teary eyed by reading this!! Way to go Millie!! You did it :)

Missy said...

Wow, I got so teary eyed reading this post. We are so happy that your numbers are so high and that you get to go home! Way to go Mille! Way to go Brady and Amanda!

Anonymous said...

Thank God for hearing all the prayers. Praise God for letting me to know your family! Way to go Mille!

Megan @ Apple House Revival said...

I am crying! I am so happy for Millie. What a great, wonderful day it is!

Jesse C said...

This is the best post. The pictures are all priceless. I think the one of Millie and Austin on the couch is my favorite. You are all such an inspiration. Abby talks about and prays for Millie every day. We are so happy for you all. What a great day!

Ashley Richards said...

I am in tears reading this Amanda and Brady! How wonderful! Made my day, week, month, year! I am just smiling from ear to ear. Hallelujah!
Sweet Millie - what a miracle she is, and how she will bless all those she comes in contact with in this life.

Love you guys! Ashley Richards

communikate. said...

Fantastic news guys! Hooray for Miss Millie!

David H said...

Absolutely elated for you!! So happy you can all be under the same roof. Love you guys!

David H said...

Whoops, that was Kristin posting in David's account..hehe...although he would say the exact same thing I'm sure!

Brandi said...

Best news ever! So happy Millie is home! The happiness she brings to everyone really shines in this post. You can see it on all your faces and feel it when you look at that precious hug between Millie and Austin. Way to go Millie!

Natasha Buckner said...

She is 1 incredible little girl!

Chelsie said...

Oh! This post makes me so happy! So happy! So happy!

Elizabeth said...

What a blessing! So happy that she is home!

Amanda Waite said...

YAY MILLIE!! TEARS OF JOY! I'm soooo happy for you guys! Congrats! You're my hero!

Amanda

Andrea said...

Amazing amazing news! You guys deserve all the love and joy your hearts can ever hold and more!

Anonymous said...

I don't know any of you, but a friend invited me to come run Milie's Princess 5k - and so I started following your story. I cried so hard when I read today's post! I can't believe how inspired I am by a beautiful child and family that I don't even know! I couldn't be happier for you all! I will continue to pray for you every week! Congratulations!!

lindsay Roscoe said...

Those two truly know the gift of love and sacrafice and have from the moment they met. What a gift to us all to have your empty home FULL of those babies. I love you more than i can say. I love you all 4 more than i can express.

Jesse and Annie said...

I am so glad that Millie is home! We pray for her everynight! :) LOve you guys!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog and following your journey for about a year. My 6 year old daughter, Camryn, asks me daily how is Millie doing. Thank you for sharing and keeping us updated. Millie has taught my family so much. We cried and cheered after we read todays post. WAY TO GO MILLIE!!!!!
The Mondes from North Carolina

laura said...

you have inspired many happytears. what a miracle!

Sarah said...

This is such a touching, amazing post today. The picture of Austin and Millie immediately brought tears of joy to my eyes. Although I have never met her, you can see the amazing, strong, tender girl Millie is in these photos. So happy for your families sweet homecoming!

The Buckley's said...

I am so happy I totally cried reading this post. Your kids are adorable. Such a special family. We love you all so much!

Eisha said...

I can't believe it!!! Hooray!

alysonedmunds said...

So soooo happy for cute millie and your family:) this post made me cry. Shes such a little miracle!

Jamie W said...

I am the aunt of cancer cutie Taleah and I love reading about your courageous journey with Millie. She is an amazing girl and I had to post and say hooray for going home!! This post made me tear up. I am so happy for you. Hopefully everything is smooth sailing from here on out.

smtiede said...

PRAISE THE LORD!! I was so happy to read this posting :D brought tears to my eyes!! Woohoo!! <3

Erin Smith said...

Love love love this news!!!!!!!

Briana said...

Amazing news!!! What a miracle! We are so thrilled for you! Congrats Flamms! And way to go Millie!!!!

Shelly said...

So happy you are all together at home! Your family is truly a miracle! So happy for the good news!

Jami said...

What an incredibly touching post! I knew she engrafted, I even knew she was going home, but I still have tears streaming down my face right now. I love the precious pictures in this post. I only wish I could have been there in person to hear that awesome sound of the bell...it always happens on the day shift. :-( Please know the night shift loves you guys too!
Congratulations, Millie...you did it! I know I didn't take care of you very much, but it didn't take much. I fell in love with you the first time I took care of you!

Brad and Jenn said...

Love, love, love. Happy tears for you Amanda, Brady, Millie, and Austin. I think this is the best family reunion ever. I am so glad you shared this heartwarming news! Love you all!!