Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our weekend! GREAT NEWS!

First of all thanks for all of your comments on yesterday's blog. Linda, I did look at the nursing bra but the main problem with that kind of bra is too much coverage the way it wraps and also because she really can't have anything around her underneath where the lines come out and could get kinked. We are thinking a string bikini where we could possibly bring the string down in front but have it be halter top with little triangles to cover up the necessities.

Well I had to turn off the laptop for a while and we heard some awesome news. I have been waiting since Friday to hear about all of the MRI's and the lumbar puncture. I couldn't even sleep Sunday night worrying about it. Then I get here yesterday and they weren't even going to tell us and we weren't on the schedule for today! I had to call and tell them "Hey I am the Mom and I want to know!" So miraculously we were on the schedule this morning right after Devree's lab. The results are GREAT! There is no more signs of cancer on her spine. Her brain only shows a little bit on the original site and Dr. Armstrong said it could be just scarring from the surgery. The spinal fluid from the lumbar puncture came out CLEAN! That means no signs of cancer anywhere else in her body! YEA! YEA! YEA!!!!!!

So back to the weekend.

Devree has been feeling pretty nauceous and even did the V word yesterday. On Sunday she had a really bad headache and we really can't give her any aspirin or anything like it right now becuase of getting ready for chemo. The meeting was almost over and Devree said I need tolie down. We leave and then Celest came out and kindly asked people to let Devree lay on a couch. Then Val, a leader in Young Women's came out to see how Devree was doing and said Hi. Then somebody suggested that Devree lay on the floor for Sunday and have the whole class lay on the floor! So they watched a movie in Sunday School and the whole class layed on the floor. Then in Young Women's they did the same thing. THANK YOU GERMANTOWN WARD for helping Devree to fit in and make it through all of her meetings.

Pam and Gary Neumeister came and visited us on Sunday evening and had lunch with me yesterday. It was so wonderful to have neighbors visit and to bring our extra stuff. They will probably be the only ones that visit from Dayton besides Todd and the boys. I really appreciate them including us in their travels. I gave them the grand tour of the hospital too. Pam took pictures and they are doing a blog too. So if you want to see pictures of us visit their blog on

Celest also came and had lunch and talked with Devree who was having a melt down with her sickness yesterday. Sometimes it gets to be hard to be here.

But we are very happy today. I was in the bathroom putting on my makeup and talking with Devree and Devree asked to use the bathroom. Without thinking I said "I'll get out of your hair in a minute." Devree's quick response was "Hair? What Hair?"


soggycheerios said...

YAY!!!! for good news. That is the best thing I've heard all week. I'm so happy for you guys. Have they actually started the Chemo yet, or are you still getting prepped for it?

lusum54 said...

WE are SUPER HAPPY for you!!!!!!!
YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!
So does this mean that you still
have 4 moths of Chemo?
Love Ya,
The Hatch's
The Schumann's

walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,
Fabulous news, we are so thankful to here this news. What does this mean now, for the chemo? Hopefully you don't have to do the four months. What a blessing. We love you so much.
The Jensen's

Horse Crazy Family said...

Congratulations! We are so, so happy for you. What a relief. Hang in there for the rest...we can only imagine. We wish we could visit too. Love, hugs and kisses,
Sand, Carlina, Mayson, Tyreed and Jaxson Flint xoxo

walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,
I put your families names on the Boutiful, SLC, and Jordan River, Temple prayer roll. We love you all tons.
Love, Koe

Hamblin Family said...

Yes we still have to do chemo which starts on Friday. The chemo kills all of the cancer cells that don't show up on MRI's or lumbar punctures. Those two methods just see if there are tumors somewhere. The chemo does the killing of cancer cells that can't be tested in any other way.

Darcy said...

That is fantastic news!!! That must be such a relief to you. Love the "get out of your hair" comment. so whitty

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

We are so happy that your labs/scans are looking good......you deserve good news after being tortured this week! It was great crashing on the bean bag chairs with you at St. Jude yesterday. Tayzia and I are on the hunt to solve your clothing issues! We love you and hope that your schedule allows you to come over tomorrow! Lots of Love, Aunt Celest and Fam

Johnson Family said...

SOOO happy to hear your news, it brought on warm tears!
Hope it brings Devree's spirits up. She is so amazing.

angelicindy said...

HOORAY! I'm doing a happy dance and, BELIVE ME, it's quite a sight! :) Thanks for sharing the good news and we'll keep Devree in our prayers and she continues her treatments!

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

Hey Devree, GREAT news on your MRI’s!!! Keep goin’ girl! People say silly thing to me about getting out of my hair too… :)

It was great to see you and Shana on Sunday,
Uncle Breck

7HAMS said...

This is the best news that I've heard in a long time!! I am so happy that the tests came back so good. Sorry that you are feeling so sick, Devree! We sure do love you a lot!

7HAMS said...


Just love you both a lot and wanted to say Happy 19th. We just celebrated our 16th. Can't wait to see you guys again.


7HAMS said...

DEVREE IM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I havent been able to read the blog because of school and soccer. Which School is school.and soccer has been great!!!! I am on the JV and varsity team. My JV team has 5 wins, 4 losses, aand 1 tie. It has been a good season. Well anyway... I can't believe you have a chance to meet the JONAS BROTHERS!!!! If you meet them you should have them write me a message on a piece of paper that has all their signatures on it!!! Well I get out of school May 22 I will try to visit you again this summer!! I love you a lot!!!! CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!

<3 Liz

Barry and Jeanni said...

I told Meghan the good news today and she said,"her mom must be taking really good care of her!" I said yep, she is! Also, right when I told Meghan the good news- Jaidyn started clapping! Sorry we didn't get to see you before we left. It was a good thing I didn't bring Laton over, he had the stomach flu!

Lisa Wilcox said...

That is such good news!! I have had you in my thoughts ever since Sunday, and have been so worried. I can only imagine what a big relief that news has been to you. I would love to come visit you and see your place. Does Devree enjoy visitors, or is that too hard on her?

Love Sister Wilcox

BECCAV said...


that is such good news. I will still be praying for you daily however. hopefully you can come back soon and party with our crazy group on a friday night!!!
Love you soooooo much.

I have a special surprise for you if I can ever get it finished...so soon I hope!


BECCAV said...


that is such good news. I will still be praying for you daily however. hopefully you can come back soon and party with our crazy group on a friday night!!!
Love you soooooo much.

I have a special surprise for you if I can ever get it finished...so soon I hope!


The Neumeisters said...

We are sooooooo glad to hear such good news. I know this past week has been hard, but remember what I told you - the doctors aren't trying to make you sicker - everything they are doing is necessary to help you and your body fight this cancer so you can start feeling better.
Shana and Devree - thanks for letting us into your "fight arena" - St. Jude is awesome! We are really glad we had the chance to come by and see you in Memphis.
Devree, thanks again for letting us use your wristband - Elvis was there!
Love, Pam and Gary