For all of you Mormon's wasn't General conference great? Almost every talk, I felt, was given to me and what we are dealing with right now. I was able to watch all of the sessions and only got sleepy during the last half of the last one. What powerful messages. We played a little game with Shay and Dane. We had a bag of sour Skittles and since we were DVR'ing conference we would stop and ask questions to see if Dane and Shay could answer. If they could answer correctly they got a Skittle. Of course Devree and Noble got into the game also.
I am thankful for neighbors and friends that want to support me by putting Devree's name on their prayer list. My neighbor Mary, who is Catholic, came and showed me Devree's name on her church's bulletin. She also gave me a book to read, "The Purpose Driven Life". In the L.D.S. church we have "The Purpose of Life" DVD and pamphlet. The book is interesting to see the concepts the author proves by his revised words of the bible. I really appreciate Mary's concern and feel surprised that there are people out there that have to be told that they are not a mistake and there is a reason and purpose to this life on earth as the book states.
Devree has been doing okay. She had a terrible Friday and I even had to call St. Jude's. She was in terrible pain and did the V word 3 times. Finally I got some Ativan down her and she slept for probably 8 hours and then slept for 12 hours through the night and next morning. The doctors told us that sometimes patients will have a really exhausting time about 2 weeks after you are done with radiation. That was exactly the day. But as I talked with Devree, she and I had the same hopes. We thought we could come home, and not be sick and gain weight and live a normal life for a few weeks. We were humbled once again. Devree was so sad that she had to miss a special sleep over that was in her honor. We will try again when we come back from California.
Yes Germantown ward, we miss you and are looking forward to seeing you soon. We have our flight arrangements already. St. Jude sent a schedule and Devree will be admitted on April 30th for her first chemotherapy session. That means she will be inpatient for 1 week. On April 22nd, Todd's birthday, we will be having lots of appointments to get us back in the swing of things at St. Jude's. Why do they have us be there so early and be going all day to really late? I guess they want us to be busy.