Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Back to the hospital for 5 days.

Well, once again, Jennifer and I will spend 5 nights at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. My 23 year old has a classic children's disease, Ewing's Sarcoma in the jaw. So, I'll be spending my time on my little chair/chaise lounge and working on my hand sewing project, the Grandmother's Flower Garden. We are on chemo treatment number eight in our protocol. There are 14 total and 31 radiation treatments. It will be interesting to see how we are going to get to the Brown Cancer Center, where they do the radiation.
It's strange how I seem to think of it as "we". But, believe me it does affect the whole family, whether we like it or not.
So, needless to say I'll be out of the blog world for a while. There are computers at the hospital, but, they seem to always be busy with kids on them, which is fine with me. It amazes me how tough these little cancer patients are. They can't be wimps an go through the,what I'm sure must seem like torture at times, the treatments the must endure to get better. The androgynous toddlers-they are all bald-that wield their way through the halls in their walker or in red wagons. Happily pulled along by concerned parents and grandparents.


The Calico Cat said...

We'll be thinking about all of you!

dot said...

I am sorry to hear this news. I will keep you and your family in prayer. You are a great mom. Hug your sweet daughter, she is lucky to have you as you are lucky to have her.

Lucy said...

My thoughts are with you and your pretty daughter!

Libby said...

It does take the whole family to get through chemo/radiation treatments - they can be brutal, but a necessary evil to reach a good end. You will be in my thoughts *s*

jovaliquilts said...

Take care, hope your hospital stay goes well and isn't too trying for your daughter. Work on your handwork!

Helen in the UK said...

Sending big hugs to you and Jennifer. Bet you're glad to have a hand project to while away some time. Hope the treatments are soon done and Jennifer is on the road to recovery :)


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