Monday, June 8, 2009

Marvelous Monday

So we are doing well. Todd flew in Saturday evening. Breck and Celest drove me to the airport and we went to the Red Lobster for dinner. Devree felt just barely good enough to go to sacrament meeting. Then back to the medicine room for the anti-nausea meds and her TPN changed. Then we went back to Breck and Celest's and had a BBQ.

Todd has been learning all of the schedule for Devree and all of the caring. I will fly home next week and be with the boys for a couple of weeks and then we will drive back out. Todd has a wonderful boss and let him take his family sick days and stay here. I have debated and debated about going home because it will be a little embarrassing for Devree, but I think we have figured things out for Todd to do the care.

Today Devree gets another dose of Vincristine. That is another chemo drug that she gets in the hospital during the chemo and then a follow-up vincristine. Todd will get to take Devree to all of her appointments and see how everything goes.

Devree is feeling better because she is reading a book. This morning she has been chatting and animated. I got her a book at the library that I thought she would like.

We feel really loved because we have gotten so much mail. Packages from Huessers, Danawn and Summer, Debbie Fauvell, and lots of letters from the young women in both wards. That was fantastic, but whoever did the address labels, doesn't know that I am Shana not Sharon. Ha! Ha!

Thank you everyone for fasting and praying for us. We appreciate all of the love and prayers.

Elder Boyd K. Packer "The certainties of the gospel, the truth, once you understand it, will see you through these difficult times."


Lisa Wilcox said...

Hi Hamblins!

I wanted to catch you before you left church yesterday to say Hi and to meet Todd, but I missed you. I am so sorry. That will be so nice for you Shana to see your boys and have a break, and I bet Devree and Todd are so excited to spend time with each other. Hope you have a really good week:)

Love Lisa

PaulaShawn said...

I love how you make such an effort to be positive, noting even the small victories and sharing them with us.

No matter what else is going on around us, we can't get you and Devree out of our thoughts; and Heavenly Father must be growing tired of our one-themed prayers that are whispered to Him throughout the day. We wish we could do more.

A different focus for your mothering will be helpful for you and your family. Have confidence in the doors that are opened for you.

You have definitely taken care of the first directive of 1 Peter 6-7: "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God" now look at what awaits you, "that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him; for HE CARETH FOR YOU!!!

Have a happy day!

walkinourshoes said...

Dear Aunt Shana, Uncle Todd, and Devree,

I am so glad that Devree is feeling a little better. I am glad that you can have some fun together, too. Eating out and BBQ's are fun. The boys will be happy that Mom is going home. Shay was asking me today if Mom or Dad, was going to pick them up, in Reno. I told him I didn't know. We had so much fun with the boys this weekend. They are going to have a fun week at camp, too.
Sure love ya, Koe

lusum54 said...

How exciting that Uncle Todd gets to spend some specail time with You Devree. Aunt Shana, I am soooo happy that you get to go home and be with the boys for a little bit. Change will be good and then you can return a little refreshed. We love you, Summer and "the Boys."