Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Bubba and Sis started classes today. I haven't chatted with Sis this evening, but she did call me this morning at 8:00 a.m. (I was still sleeping) all in a panic about her Spanish III class. With much panic, worry, and then praying, she had an answer to prayer. It seems that she dropped her class this morning and after thinking it through, she shouldn't have. She and I both literally sat at each of our computers selecting the "search" button for Spanish 2040. If someone were to drop the class we could pick it up. I gave up an hour later, but she didn't and a class became available at 2:00 pm today. This morning we actually sent out a SOS prayer to our prayer warriors out there. It worked! Bubba said he liked most of his teachers. You know what's cool? My cousin, David, is teaching his geography class. David is a fun guy to hang out with, so he will probably enjoy that class. Don't be to hard on him cuz!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Our stay in Hico was not long. We came back on Saturday as G had "Calling all Cougars" at school where they were able to get their schedules and meet each teacher. Everyone kept commenting to G "you sure have grown this summer". G is now 5' 7.5" per his physical three weeks ago. He is looking forward to football and seeing (girls)friends.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Have a great evening!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Happy Birthday Mom!
The Most Special Day
the most special day of the year,
because without you I wouldn’t have
the all encompassing comfort
of a mother’s unconditional love…
your love, for me
You are always there for me, Mom.
Whenever I need you,
to cheer me up, make me smile,
bolster my confidence,
or sympathize with me and ease my worries,
you fill up my empty, hurting places
with your boundless affection.
Your loving presence in my life
gives me a reassuring feeling
of security and peace.
Thank you, Mom,
and Happy Birthday!
By Joanna Fuchs
Mom, the above poem says it all. You have always been my biggest cheerleader and you love our family unconditionally. One thing I remember growing up is that you gave unselfishly and sacrificially. I am so blessed and thankful to call you "Mom".
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Pat was feeling better today and had better rest last night. His low grade fever did not appear today. So, that is good news!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Pat came home with just his feeding tube. The J-tube is just a backup in case he is unable to eat or if he needs more nutrition than he is getting by eating. Pat is feeling pretty good today. He did not sleep well and the eating is a huge adjustment for him. He is only able to take about five bites at a time and usually doesn't feel very good after he eats. He said that he feels like his food is stacking up in his esophagus. Dr. Lin said that eventually Pat will develop a system of eating that works for him. We will follow up with Dr. Lin in about a month and we have an oncologist appointment on September 9th.
It felt so good to come home to a sparkling, clean house and a loaded pantry and refrigerator filled with food and drinks. I am still excited. I am so very grateful to those who provided these luxuries for us. I also had a weeded flower bed....thanks Alison. The boys got up to mow at 6:00 this morning so that dad could enjoy his mowed lawn.
I will continue to post everyday. Please allow me to thank each and every one of you who has prayed, called, texted, phoned, emailed, sent cards and flowers, and prepared food or services for us. My prayer is that we can pay it forward to you some day should you need it. We honestly could not have gotten through this without all of the love and support of our family, friends, and church family at First Baptist Church. Hugs to all of you from the five of us.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
9:00 a.m. - Good Morning! Pat took the Ambien last night about 11:00 and only slept until 2:00. Why did that Ambien not work I wonder? So, he was up the rest of the night. Maybe he has his nights and days switched like babies due when they are born. He does take good naps in the mornings until about lunch or after. His mood is good and alert. He just took his shower and ready for our routine, which has been pretty predictable. Pat is excited about tomorrow when he does the swallow test. Hope everyone has a good Monday. I will post this afternoon. Lord, please send us more rain!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Last night Pat did well and was resting comfortably. He slept from 2 until 8 pm without waking up. He also slept really good from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 this morning. He was uncomfortable for an hour or two, but they gave him some Lortab and this is the best pain medication for Pat. He actually won't remember we moved to a new room! He is snoring away as I type.
I slept from 12:30 to 6:00 this morning on the couch in ICU waiting. I was thrilled when my friend, Martha, a nurse here at Harris, found me a place to shower and brought me a muffin.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Well the waiting is almost over and hopefully 7:30 a.m. will arrive early and not drag through the night. Pat is ready. We both are a little edgy, but really doing okay. The calls, texts, emails and cards have been so overwhelming and they are carrying us along with God's gentle hand. I plan on blogging each day, so please save this website as a favorite or type or copy the blog address http://www.paigespetals.blogspot.com/ on your internet explorer or URL address. For you beginners, you can right click the link and choose copy and then right click again in the address bar and click paste. I do not plan on sending an email out each day saying that I have updated my blog. Email me though if you are unable to reach my blog.
Saturday night our friends from Hico gave Pat a wooden sign that says If Got Brings you to it, he will bring you through it. Doesn't that say it all...............