This is early June, about a month after I'd planted everything.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Not a lot to report. Setting up tests and appointments. Yesterday saw the GI (gastro-intestinal) dr and she setup a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy (she wants biopsies) but couldn't do it until Aug. It is because the last time she had one done the sedative was not effective (they gave her as much as they safely could) and could not finish because of the pain. So they have to do one with putting her under and those are harder to schedule.
Today she saw Hematologist about the lymph nodes and he wanted to see the slides. (Ok we brought a 30lb box of documents and cd's and didn't have what he wanted.....) So he ordered them from the hosptial to look at. So next was CT scan. You know what you have to drink to do that and you know how nauseated she is. Well only 2 or 3 swallows and up it came. Dr decided to let her drink water and do it anyway. Then the GI office called when we were back at hotel and wanted her to see lung specialist and since didn't have an appointment you just have to go and wait to see if they can see you. They wanted a more recent scan of the chest so down we go to get that done. At least didn't have to drink anything (ended up just getting an x-ray). By then too late to see anyone so we go back in the morning to wait and see, plus she wants her to see Endocrinologist and that will also be a wait and see tomorrow and then a return visit to GI doc.
She is in bed now with nausea. Walked alot today, probably the most she has walked since out of hospital. Most of the buildings are tied together by either skywalks or underground subways they call them. So that is nice but wore her out. More later I am sure... Cecil
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Your sad face...how can anyone resist that?! ;)
And your silly face. You make us laugh all the time.
Princess Cinderella--thank you Uncle Windell!
She was determined to get back down to see Hudson James and we did. Although Friday night she started with nausea/migraine and wouldn't quit so went the ER to get a shot. After hour and half we started back to Jamie's and she said it was like she wanted to jump out of her skin. Got home, talked to Jamie and decided to go back, it was unbearable. After another 4 hours and trying three different drugs, we went home and she passed most of the night. (she has taken the same meds for migraine and nausea before and never reacted like this, but nothing is normal anymore) So we almost went back home but in the morning she felt better so on to the party at Jenni's! Had a good time seeing everyone there. Got home Sunday night and she threw up again and nausea. Monday took her to appointment with thyroid doctor and then came here to Mayo. Will see doctor at 2 on Tuesday and away we go....... wonder if they have a roller coaster at Mayo.... We sense lots of prayers going on.... CS
Monday, June 23, 2008
Princess Anna and her cake
I couldn't believe she didn't mind all the splashing and getting her face/head soaked!
She almost cried when everybody sang "Happy Birthday"!
But then she got to blow out the candles :)
A cash register from Mama & Daddy!!!
From the time Papa walked from the bathroom to the living room (we have a TINY house....) she was out cold. She didn't even hardly wake up when we put her jammies on!!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Then the kids & I went back to Iowa with Mom & Dad for a few days. The weather was gorgeous up there and, as always, the kids had fun. Anna just told me today, "Mom, I had so much bun (fun) at Papa's house.......it's Binga's house too!!" (when Mom was in the hospital for so long, in her mind it became just Papa's house--Binga lived in the hospital. So now that Binga is home, it's her house now too!) Papa just becomes another kid when the kids visit and they play as much as they can :) She even rode the mower again, after MUCH convincing and wearing her headphones from the van (I didn't get a picture this time, but it was very cute). She really dislikes very loud noises, and his mower is very loud. But she always has so much fun riding and steering. And after she gets off, she says "Dat wasn't so bad Mom". What a kid. She is VERY excited about the upcoming princess party. This morning she wanted to know if she could have her party today. Let's just say she wasn't happy when I told her she had to wait another day!
I finally caught the scrunchy nose grin!!
Happy 60th Grandpa & Grandma!!! :)
Rough life, isn't it?
The balloon van got stuck, so all the guys helped get it out. What a family! :)
It was really cool to watch how they got the balloon ready to go. To air it up, they used a big fan and basically blew it up while some volunteers (my unlces) held the ropes up so the air could get in. It was HUGE, too.
Off they go!
A garage sale find of Papa's...Anna loves playing with it. Actually, aside from playing with the kitchen a little bit, this is pretty much all she played with this visit! And Jacob decided to crawl over and take a look...whoops. Actually, I think he was just going for his book, which happened to be in the middle of it.
"Noooooooooooo Jacob! "
She is devastated (such drama!)
Papa takes care of things...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Her hard work paid off as she did pretty well this last weekend. Was totally drained when we got home Sunday night but slept well that night too. We talked on way home that it must be about 5 months since we had made any trips at all, so was good to "get out". The folks' 60th anniversary went very well, everyone had a good time.
Jenni, Anna and Jacob came back with us. Some of you were laughing at my story about the powered cart, but yesterday the gals and Anna and Jacob went to a store where there were these powered things and Anna and Nona were driving it (glad I wasn't around) and went into the clothing department and Nona claims that Anna pushed on the gas at the wrong time and they knocked over whole rack of clothes. And you thought I was kidding about the wheely.... (he's not kidding either. Jacob & I were off in another isle and come back to tell her what I'd found and see an entire rack of clothes on the floor--like the arm thing was completely off--there was no fixing it!! And as we left the store, Anna says "I really like those carts Mama!!!" uh oh...)
Still on for Mayo, it is coming fast now. Pray for wisdom for doctors and for Nona as she is not looking forward to more tests - don't blame her. Still doing the IV at home so will be taking that with us. Thanks for all the kind words and prayers. Cecil
Friday, June 13, 2008
"Yea for me! I found something FUN!"
Slowly making progress on the new patio. The kids "help"...actually, Anna does a pretty good job. She's content to just sit nearby and play. She even carried bricks to me!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
She is really trying to get stronger, she made it all the way down and up the stairs using each leg (she has only been able to start with her "good" leg going up the stairs because the other one is weaker and couldn't use it to go up). Wears her out but shows she is getting stronger. Also ventured out to a store today - she needed something but didn't know what it was until she saw it, uh huh..... She used the little powered cart thing and I will be glad when she doesn't have to use that anymore - I thought I was keeping up and next thing I knew she was 8 rows over and I lost her several times..... Think I saw her do a wheely once..
Nausea has come at times but doesn't last as long and then is gone. Thankful for that. Mayo is moved to June 24th. Thanks for the prayers.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I came out to the living room to find them playing "peek-a-boo"...so cute :)