Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Two more days till 2nd Round

We had a great Memorial Day at Breck and Celest's. We had BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, watermelon and wonderful drinks. Breck made us ice cream cones out by the pool and I can't believe how things melt in the humidity. Yesterday was a rainy, thundering, sunny, cloudy kind of day. After lunch we all got in the pool except Devree who was happy to watch "The Bucket List". If Jack Nicholson didn't have such a foul mouth that would have been a great movie.

Devree has given us a little scare about her left eye being dialated. Usually it is her right eye that gives her problems. When one of your eyes is more dialated than the other that is a sign of concussion or brain damage. I know she hasn't had a concussion, and I believe that Devree's chemo is attacking that part of her brain where there is residual tumor. You know the part they couldn't cut out because of all of the nerve bundles attached.

We have a pretty busy schedule until we go into the hospital on Thursday. Our schedule says 8am but I think that they mean 8pm because that is when they usually admit us.

Lindsay Gruwell (another member) who just turned 20 and is for the third time for Luekemia. She will get a transplant from her sister on Friday and hopefully beat this cancer for good. Lindsay is inpatient now and I will be able to talk to her mom often because Lindsay will probably be inpatient for 1 month or more.

Here is my thought for today from President Thomas S. Monson, our prophet, "To those of you who are struggling with challenges or with disappointments or with loses, we pray for you. Our Heavenly Father loves each of us and is mindful of our needs."


angelicindy said...

What a great quote from President Monson! So comforting to know that God knows and is watching. I was talking with someone who was really struggling with why would god give us something awful that cripples your life and I tried to share that I think he doesn't GIVE it as much as he ALLOWS it but that most importantly he never leaves us alone. I find great comfort in that.

lusum54 said...

Love all the new pictures. My boys are all so excited to get your care package ready tonight for FHE. We are having it tonight insead of lastnight cause luke was playing Softball lastnight.
Love ya, Summer

walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana and Devree,

Thanks for always updating the blog. We love to hear how you are doing. Kylee and I are having fun putting your care package together. Kylee loves all the pretties we are getting for you. We love you

Craig, Koe, and Kylee