Tuesday, February 5, 2013

3 missed calls, 2 voicemails & 1 text


Wednesday nights are busy for me since I work @ the church. Dad called and left a voicemail so when I left church I called him back, got his voicemail. Mayci and I went to catch the end of the men's basketball game when dad called me two times, leaving 1 voicemail. It was so loud in the gym I couldn't hear. Then I got the dreaded text from Irene; "your dad wanted me to let you know he's back in the hospital for more tests, he's still getting worse". I run up the stairs and towards the back of the building trying to get as far away from the noise calling dad at the same time. My heart was racing, phone service was terrible but we finally got connected. Dad said he was having some motor skill problems; like talking and walking. They said they would do an MRI in the morning and go from there. So I was on standby all night and part of the day Thursday waiting to see if I needed to head that direction. It isn't easy being 500 miles away, 6 months pregnant and wanting to be right there with my daddy!

The MRI showed some progress from the chemo treatment, positive! But...there were new spots, taking over a larger part of his brain which controlled motor function. They immediately started him on a 5 day steroid treatment Wednesday night when he was admitted so they were continuing that, and then just monitoring him. They also started physical therapy to help him with the loss he had in his right hand, and would do some speech also. I'm not sure what other "issues" he may have been having that they would cover.

He was released Monday, will do PT & OT and then chemo again in 2 weeks. Today(Tues) is the first time I've talked to him since he's been home, it was about 5:30pm, he sounded worn out, said he wasn't sure how much more he could take. We didn't talk long, he said he would call back when he had more energy. It's so extremely hard to hear your Dad, the one whom is supposed to be your "rock", in so much pain...and not to mention whom seems to be giving up. Please keep praying as that's the only thing I know to do...I need guidance, and understanding. I so badly want him to transfer to a hospital over here!! It's hard talking to dad bc he gets his days mixed up, probably forgets what we talk about and don't talk about so sometimes I feel as if my info is distorted somewhat...I'm trying to stay positive, I know God is in control!

Monday, February 4, 2013

30th Bday, Baby Shower, & 29w2d

So Casey asked what I wanted to do for my bday, it is a big one(30) but I'm not big on it! He mentioned going to Temple since the majority of my friends live there and his sister, etc. We left Saturday morning, dogs and all and arrived to Windee's surprised with a bday party/baby shower! Mayci was excited to know I was having a party, she insisted she would have another if I didn't! Little did I know, had we not made the trek there...they had planned to come to me. It was a beautiful day, we visited, ate LOTS, and just enjoyed watching Mayci and Kyler play. Malli was shower with lots of goodies that will be put to great use. That night we went & ate @ Oscar Store...it was yummy! There is nothing better than homemade french fries, especially when prego!

Sunday I woke up to a donut cake put together by Julie, we ran around town, had lunch and then wrapped up the visit and headed back home. I must say we were all worn out! Mayci and both dogs snoozed the entire way home while Casey and I jammed out and chatted. We haven't had much "quality" time together lately so it was nice. Mom had me some cheesecake when we got back...all these yummies are why I gained 2 lbs since last visit only 2 short weeks ago!! Fb blew up my phone like crazy...all in all, a great bday!

Today, Monday, Feb 4th I was welcomed with the "Happy birthday" sign on my door, as well as a shout out during the announcements. It's so nice getting recognition from my kiddos and coworkers.

I did have a checkup today, everything looks great! Malli's heart rate was 152, I'm measuring 29.5 cm...and have gained 13 lbs to date!