Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sittin' Pretty

While she rests in between treatments, Georgia is feeling tired, but otherwise, pretty great! This Friday will be just like last Friday - CBC and IV meds only - so hopefully, she'll respond just as well as she has up to this point. She's still eating like a truck driver and is almost back up to her pre-admission weight, and I swear she's grown about a foot! I think it's the hairdo. Anyway, we're holding steady and enjoying hearing from so many of you!

Which brings us to a giant THANK YOU to everyone who's written in from all over the country and beyond and THANK YOU to everyone who's passed the word along. At last count, we're up to 27 states, so over half-way there - keep it up!

Also, we've added a poll over there in the sidebar: Pick your favorite color from the choices given. The results will be revealed in a most special way ...

Finally, with all the prayers and positive energy we've received, we want to encourage everyone to spread the love and good wishes to all children in the fight against cancer and other major health issues, like our 2 month old friend, Liam, who is currently being treated for Dilated Cardiomyopathy at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers - they will feel them!


  1. Keep on rockin' Georgia!! you are doing great!!! Love you lots, Claire :-)

  2. Hey Georgia!! I know you love to read so here are some of my favorite books:
    1. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
    2. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
    3. Penny from Heavven by Jennifer L. Holm
    4. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo
    5. The Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Leslie M.M. Blume

    Hope you enjoy your reading!!! These books are gr8!!! Love You a lotta-Claire

  3. I have tons of positive thoughts to go around -- I'm adding Liam to my thoughts, too! xoxo sweetie!

  4. Keeping Georgia on our minds and in our prayers here in London, UK!

  5. A friend sent this link along to me, sending prayers from Iowa!

  6. I'll be keeping Georgia on my mind and on the minds of those I can spread her name to!
    You have a friend in Idaho now!

  7. Hi Georgia! My name is Marie and I am from Georgia. I now live in Utah. I just wanted to comment and send you some love. Now you can color in Utah. :BIG hug:

  8. Hi, I am from Richmond, Virginia. Read about you through texpatriot in Norway. I currently live in Gurgaon, India, outside of New Delhi. All the best.


  9. Keeping Georgia on my mind in Finland!

  10. Hi Georgia... Greetings from the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! You're on our minds and in our prayers.

  11. Hello Georgia!

    I red about this blog on "Tales of a Texpatiate". I just wanted to wish you all the best!

    Helene, (Zaragoza, Spain)

  12. You are in our thoughts in southern Spain...

  13. Kristin at Kjeller, NorwayJanuary 20, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    Hi! My friend Karla sent your link along, and I really want to add my wishes for success along with the rest. You're doing great!
    -kristin, in Norway, at Kjeller which is really, really close to the capitol Oslo.

  14. The Brigham FamilyJanuary 20, 2010 at 7:42 AM

    Thinking about you and praying for you and your family all the time - hope you are feeling stronger and less tired every day. Pull strength from your amazing family. Your smile is beautiful! :)

  15. Hi Georgia! Wow! The map is almost
    filled in--I have passed your blog address along to everybody I know who lives someplace in another country ( or might know someone who does) so this can make it around the world and back to you!! We had dinner with Lolly and Papa at Chuys and baby Evelyn and she was acting a little fussy so your uncle Jeff gave her some ice cream-- yikes! I would never have let Owen have ice cream so early. Oh well--she seemed to really like it! I love your blog-- esp. The joke of the day and seeing the
    pictures of your sweet face! We love you and can't wait to
    see you all! Aunt Meghan, Owen and Evelyn

    p.s. Which balloon won?

  16. Hi Georgia,

    I'm praying for you down here in the mountains of Georgia!

  17. Keeping Georgia on my mind in Little Rock, Arkansas

  18. Hey, Georgia. It's Dacus in Brooklyn, New York. I saw a rat in my garbage can last night. It was scary! you're in my thoughts up here. take care!

  19. Hi Georgia,

    You're looking great and it sounds like everything's going well! I'm keeping you and your friend Liam in my thoughts and can't wait to see the results of the color poll!

  20. Hi Georgia!

    Digging the new 'doo and rooting for you! Peachy Keens are the Koolest!

    All our love and positive-minded powers to you,

    Annie O., Anderson, Lindsay & Oliver Franklin

  21. Good Morning Georgia,
    As I was working this morning, I found myself wondering how you were doing. And I'm glad to find you are doing well. Keep it up! Tell your dad Victor said "Hey," and continued best luck to you.


  22. Merhaba (Hello) Georgia,

    I wish you all the best. My thoughts are with you and your family all the way from Istanbul, Turkey.


  23. Hei Georgia, read about your blog on the texpatriot. Wishing you all the best from Norway. I read a bit of your blog and think you are a real champion!

  24. Hello Georgia,
    I'm Diane, I'm Belgian and my husband Jean-Louis is French ... We live in the Southwest of France (near Toulouse)- - so you get two countries at the same time :)
    I read your blog thanks to Karla, the Texpatriate and I want to say how much we admire you for your strenght and courage ! I love the way you smile on all the pics !
    We wish you all the best and are convinced you will win this battle with your mom, dad and sister and many other people on your side.
    They are great too !

    You are in our thoughts !
    Diane and JLo.

  25. Georgia,
    Praying for you in Hawaii. God bless.


  26. Keep fighting Georgia. sending good thoughts from Oslo, Norway

  27. Keeping Georgia on our minds all the way from Targu Mures, Romania. Praying for you.

    Jeff & Jenny McDonnell

  28. Hi from Ft Worth, TX! A friend posted a link to your blog, so I'll pass it on :)

  29. Love the continued good news! We think about you and check the blog everyday! Of course, our fav color is PURPLE for Team in Training! So I have to say that's what we are pulling for! : )

    -Dianna & Will Bacon

  30. Wishing you the very best from Sioux Falls, South Dakota where it's icy and snowy today! A friend from Norway shared your blog with me. Thinking of you!

  31. Hey Georgia!
    We just finished making another video for you and it will be on its way soon. I think you'll really like it. Second, we've got a present for you that requires a little preparation (I think you know what it is but just in case you don't I'll keep it secret) but will be ready soon and in the mail waiting for you. Also, while we were making your video we stumbled upon our old video we sent you of Lincoln playing the piano (his skill has improved dramatically in the past few weeks, by the way) and it reminded me of this. Just a little something I found on the Internet, called Catcerto. An ordinary cat plays a piano concerto with an orchestra. It's really something and I thought you might like it. Here's the link: http://www.catcerto.com/cat_video.htm
    We all love you and we're praying and hoping for you, and we're all thrilled about the good news we've been hearing so far. We'll keep in touch.

    Nelson, Simon, Aunt Shearin and the rest of the Holmes/Barber family

  32. Hello sweetie-pie!

    My friend Karla told me all about you.

    So, here's big hugs & little kisses from
    Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert, California.

    Today it's raining like cats & dogs! Most of the time we're pretty dry. It's windy & wet & chilly and I've got a roaring fire in my wood-stove.

    Love, Tilli

  33. Greetings to Georgia from Fort Knox, Kentucky! I heard about you through Karla (Tales of a Texpatriate) in Norway. Thinking of you!

  34. Hi Georgia! So cool that you have friends from all over the world sending you good wishes. That's really wonderful!

    Love your picture. You look just like your beautiful mommy :)

  35. Well, rub-a-dub-dub, it's Georgia in the tub. Cute picture! With all of your new international friends, I hate to write from St. Louis, Missouri. Seems a little borning.

    It's the weirdest thing, we've had a week of FOG. Some weird thing... you might want to look it up. I guess the ground is very COLD and the temperature outside is WARMER and has caused this weird fog / mist this week. At school today, the kids were outside & the ground and playground equipment was WET, like dripping wet, although it had not rained a drop. I was on playground duty (with my dorky whistle around my neck...) and I could hardly see the kids who had run around the track. It was that foggy....at Noon!

    Just thought I'd give you a weather report, as there is not much else to report from the midwest today. :)

    Tell your mom, dad & awesome nurse Ivy hi from me. Tell your San Antonio grandparents I miss them too. I can't count the number of nights I spent at their house when I was your age. They rock. :)

    XOXOHV (ask your mom what it means),

  36. G'day from New Zealand, where it's a lovely day in Marahau on the edge of the Tasman Abel National Park. Your Aunt Kate told us about your blog and we're sending our happy thoughts your way!

    Sloan and Amy

  37. georgia,when you get our new movie have your daddy make it full screen so you can see all of simon's dance moves. i talked to lolly today and she said she would be seeing you thursday..i was sending you all my comments in capitals so i could see them but lee said that was like screaming on the computer-who knew-soooo I LOVE YOU,I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU

  38. Dear Georgia,

    Sending happy thoughts and hugs from Wyoming!

    Much love,


  39. What do you call a beach that keeps losing sand?

    A shore loser.

  40. Came here straight from Karla's. God Bless you from Yukon, OK.

  41. Hi Georgia! I love the haircut! I'm in The Ladies Temperance Society with your mom, and my whole family and I are all about Team Peachy Keens. Sending you lots and lots of love!
    Emily, Brit, Lydia and Guthrie

  42. Hi! We share a friend in common. My best friend in the whole world, Melanie Stites Asofsky, was your mom's college roommate. She shared your blog with me because I have a daughter just your age - and I live in Virginia...and you need to hear a shout-out from The Old Dominion State! I am sending you all my best wishes for a successful treatment and a great recovery. All my best, your friend, Laurel Summitt Feinman from Lynchburg, VA

  43. Hi Georgia,
    It's Michelle from Shabby Creations. Just wanted to send greetings from California and let you know what an inspiration you are. I want to thank you for letting me design your blog. I hope this design puts a smile on your face and is a place for you to share this journey. Stay strong girl!

  44. Hi Georgia!
    Just want to let you know that I'm still thinking about you and what a great little girl you are! I hope to really get to know you in the near future! Like I mentioned in my previous messages Lolly and I have been friends for many years. I do have some funny stories to tell you about our "adventures" when we were younger but I want to tell them to you in person. Hopefully I will be able to come to Austin sometime in the near future and visit you.
    Stay strong and remember that you have so many friends pulling for you!
    Lots of love to you!

  45. Hi, Georgia! I found your blog through c jane. I am from Evansville, Indiana. Sending you lots of happy and positive vibes from southern Indiana!!!!