Tuesday, August 28


Yeah, its been a while but here's the latest:
  • Vacation was AWESOME! Glad we came home when we did...that storm is looking rough!
  • James will start radiation to his abdomen on Thursday.
    • He will have treatment 5 day/wk for 4 weeks.  Total of 20 treatments.
    • Nausea and tiredness can be expected with radiation.
  • While on radiation, he will take an oral chemo.
  • If everything continues to as planned, I will return to work next week.  
Please pray for the following:
  • Baby Wyatt - Now, almost 5 months, he is ill with fever, cough, runny nose etc.  His parents have had him at the doctor and ER twice in the past five days. =(
  • A family that lost their home over the weekend.
  • For everyone along the Gulf coast threatened by Issac.   
Praise the Lord:
  • Papa's most recent scan showed his tumor to be shrinking.  He will continue his oral chemo and will scan again in two months. 
Much love!

Sunday, August 12

All is well...

in our world today!  Last night found us lounging on a pontoon boat with our friends Kevin and Katie to watch the meteor shower.  It was relaxing, peaceful, and good for the soul.  For a moment, all was right.  The wonderful weekend continued with church this morning, grocery, nap time, and Sunday supper with the family.  To quote a favorite song of mine: "In the middle of my little mess, I forget how BIG I'm blessed!

James is doing well.  Tomorrow is the last radiation appointment until August 27.  After tomorrow's appointment, he will have completed ten chest treatments.  At the end of the month, he will resume daily radiation treatment to his abdomen.  He's had a couple bouts with nausea but far less than some.  We will see Dr. C tomorrow morning and James should start chemo on Tuesday.  

Tonight, I am thankful for:

  • Time with our family  
  • The love and support we have felt from so many for so long.  
  • A great message from The Word...check out Ephesians 4:17-29
  • James' good days
  • Love and forgiveness
  • The success of Pawpaw's cataract surgery
  • Every day the Lord has given James and I together
I seek prayer for:
  • The lost souls
  • My Nanny suffering from bronchitis
  • James' upcoming chemo treatment
  • Healing for Carrie's (my sis) ankle injury (she fell while vacationing in Hawaii)
I hope everyone has a blessed week.  
Love to all,

Thursday, August 2

Almost made it...

...through this week.  Its been a rough one but we're still trucking along.  James started chemo Tuesday and came off the pump today.  He had radiation Tues-Thurs and one more tomorrow will complete the week.  He's pretty sluggish and tired.  He will have radiation treatments to the chest everyday next week then he'll start treatments to the abdomen.  For now, I strive to keep him cool, comfortable, and hydrated!  
Please pray James will have limited nausea and side effects from radiation.  Thank God for the special time we were able to spend with my cousins and baby Wyatt, the celebration of Papa's birthday, and the family supper we had with his mom, step-dad, sister and our nephews!  
Have a happy Friday!