Friday, November 14, 2008

Good days and Funny Kids!

The last few days have been rather routine--and that is good!
Karen is doing very well, is using her arm well and is healing well,too. She had an appointment with her surgeon yesterday[Thursday] and everything is progressing very well. There was NO cancer in the lymph glands and the places in the breast were all encapsulated[except for the one they already knew about]. Praise God for this good report! There are still some test results to come in, but they will/should be in by the first of next week. Karen has another appointment for this coming Thursday, and the 'drain' should be removed by that time. Her incision is healing and the stitches are beginning to dissolve. She is not taking as much medication and is able to do quite a few of her regular 'chores'. Just needs help with things that are heavy or above her head.
However, she won't see the oncologist until the first week of December, and that means we won't know whether she has to have chemo or radiation or nothing until after she sees that doctor.

Chris had to be out of town overnite last night. Madison's school was having a "literacy night" and it was the last chance to buy books at the "book fair". So, after supper, the kids and I went to the book fair. There were no books for Jacob's age, but Madison found two books and Jacob and I helped Erika find two, also.
When we got back home the girls were eager to tell Karen about their books. Erika said,"Mommy, Mommy! I got a book about a puppy and one about 'Diarrhea Worm' !"

Karen said,"What?!?! Show me the book." The title of the book: Diary of an Earthworm.

What a girl! Of course when Karen read the book to her later she explained what a DIARY is!


Discursivelyhappy said...

Great! So will you be there until after her oncologist apt?

Nana-Judy said...

YEP! She is going to try and get the appointment moved up. I talked to Ron this morning. He said to tell her NOT to worry about it! My primary job at this time is to help her through this. He said "I just MIGHT have to make another trip back out there!" WooHoo!

Anonymous said...

Diarrhea Worm!! I love it!
As I said, make sure Karen doesn't worry about you being there...everyone here is making sure I'm OK! Love you lots!


shelbisblog said...

Hi Judy,

I can't tell you how relieved and happy I am that Karen is doing so well. We haven't stopped praying since you sent the e-mail about the lump she found, and we will continue.

We miss and love you guys so so much. I'm so glad you're able to be there with her. There are times in a woman's life when she just needs her momma. My mom has always been there for me when I really needed her, and I thank God every day that she's been so wonderful. You are pretty wonderful, too! :)

There have been times when you were a 'surrogate' mother to me, and you will never know how much your friendship has meant to me.

Give Karen, Chris, and the kids big hugs from us and please tell them that we love them.

I love you!

Kristopher said...

Mom, take as long as you need to up there; I'll make sure Dad doesn't starve to death! I went home and fixed him a meatloaf this weekend, and I know Kevin and Kirk have been checking up on him as well!