Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Luke's New Car & An Update....

  Great grandson Luke got a new car for Christmas. He was all over it while his dad Mark tried to get it assembled. So funny.
 Even Max was checking out the tools .
  The instruction also. Looks as if dad has his hands full.
 Luke just seems so happy and enjoying it all.
 While Mark is trying to put the wheels on, Luke crawls in the window. LOL
  When his little fire dept. car is done, it was time for Luke to have a treatment for his C.F.
  Update on Ted. He had his second round of chemo..two hour drip twice a day 12 hours apart. for 5 days. A day of rest and they sent him home on the 1st of Jan.  He was not in any good spirits or feeling well . On Friday he was to have the first of 208 blood works for the year. I got him to the hospital got the blood work done stat.  Once I get Ted home, I take his temperature and give him his morning meds. His temperature was 99...that did not worry me too much.  But I knew to check it again to see if it would be climbing.  He did not want to eat, did say he wanted some coffee...took one sip and said he felt sick to his tummy.  I gave him nausea meds that he was prescribed.  20 minutes later...I took his temperature and it was 102 point 4.   That made me almost panic. So I get him in the car take him to Tipton's hospital ER dept.
 They admit him because his blood work was done and not good numbers.  After about 2-3 hours in ER they transfer him to ICU. They give him platelets and antibiotics. His fever is up and down. They transfer him by ambulance to Indy to the St. Vincent's that had just sent him home 4 days earlier.
   He is now on the oncology floor . He has some infection that all the drs. can't seem to narrow done to were it is coming from...as possibly his own gut...as chemo can do that.  Now he is into the diarrhea again.  Not wanting to eat  and not enough rest.  The only good thing about all of this...he is still in remission.  I am asking all of you to please keep Ted in your good thoughts and prayers. I am so grateful for each of you . I wish you all blessings. XO

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  1. Cancer and chemo is such a tough path to walk . . . and not only for the patient, but for the family. I've been there, and I know. I AM praying for Ted, and for you!! Thankful for the remission and asking God for healing in the name of Jesus. And for you dear Susie, please try to take care of yourself. Ted needs you strong and healthy, for his sake and yours. My one piece of advice, keep your eyes on Jesus. It is hard, but His peace will keep you. Trust Him, even when you don't understand. Sending a big hug to you dear friend!

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    1. Thank you Robbin. I have my peaceful moments when I can totally focus on the Lord. I know he is with us. There are times when my life seems to be running amuck. But I know that God is here and has been all along. Thank you for your prayers. They mean so much to us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Of course Ted is in our prayers. It sounds so tough fo rhim -- and you, too. I'm grateful for the remission and hoping that this is just a temporary thing and that under the right hospital care, they'll pull it all into line.

    And I echo the comment above -- please take care of yourself, too, so you can take the best care of him.

    And those photos of the new little driver -- well, Luke is adorable!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, your prayers are so welcomed and appreciated. My back has slowly improved ..well enough that I am not in constant pain. I am thankful. Blessings to you and yours, stay healthy, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Susie, I am so sorry to hear this. I said a prayer right after I read this and will continue to pray. It makes it even worse that Ted isn't able to eat anything, and at the same time feeling nauseated. What a difficult time you both are having. That was so smart of you to take him in right away. I've been thinking about you in the new year, Susie, and I hope Ted feels better very soon.

    Luke looks precious in his new red car. That is wonderful of his dad to put it all together for him. He seems like such a patient father. That will keep him content for many months.

    Wishing you peace and good health for Ted in the new year.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, Thank you honey. All the wonderful prayers are helping us so much. I write down prayers to leave with Ted when I can't be there and he reads them. :) Today I had to get my driver's license renewed...I was the 1st one in the door and done in twelve minutes. LOL. I was thankful for that today. Ted called and told me to stay home. He has uncontrollable diarrhea and did not want me there. So he promised to call me again later and text also. My granddaughter will take me to visit him tomorrow. So blessed with loving caring family. I am hoping the drs. can get their heads together and come up with some working plans. I think of my blog family and try to visit when I have a moment or two. Blessings to you and yours, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  4. So sorry to hear this. Chemo is so rough on the body and I'm praying so hard for him and you also. I've had you all on my mind daily. Wish we lived more close. But we are together in spirit. Love and hugs.

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    1. Thank you dear Susie. We are together in our spirits, aren't we? :):) I think of all our blog families that have pain and woes too. I have to pray for all. I am so thankful for all the prayers that are sent up for Ted and I. I know they are helping us. Take care of yourself my friend, love you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Such cute pictures of grandson Luke, he certainly was excited.. lol
    So sorry to read that your Teddy is going through such a hard time, cancer is the worst of diseases, hoping and praying that he will find strength to make it through all these horrendous days.
    Hugs sweet lady to you both,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. Your kind words and prayers are so appreciated. My Ted is weak right now, but I keep encouraging him . I pray with him and for him. I know that all the prayers said for us is truly helping. The part of being in remission proves that. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  6. The boys will have lots of fun with their little car! I am sure sorry to hear about Ted's infection.This is so hard on both of you. Praying he will improve soon and thankful he is in remission. God bless you.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I know that God is watching over him. I am so grateful for all the prayers for us. It seems to be a tougher round and the days after certainly are. I keep reminding Ted to stay strong and fight this. Blessings to you and your family. xoxo, love, Susie

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  7. Susie I'm sorry to hear that Ted isn't feeling that well. As always you both have been in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad that he is in remission. Sending hugs and prayers!

    Luke looks so adorable in his little car! I'm sure this will keep him busy for hours!

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    1. Thank you so much Pilar. Your prayers are so appreciated. I welcome each one. Thanks for the hugs too honey. I keep praying that Ted can stay strong in spirit.
      Seeing Luke and how he was loving that car, put a smile on my face. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, Susie

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that Ted has cancer. My hubby had throat cancer in 2014. God was so good and now he is cancer free but continues to have TMI's. Praying for Ted's full recovery, God is Good!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. I am so thankful for all my blog family , along with my family here. Ted is trying his best to be positive and strong. At least in spirit. Thankful you husband is cancer free. Yes, God is good and I am so glad he cares for us. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Remission is a good thing. That is some good news. Just trust the Lord knows what hes doing. Ted will feel better soon. The best thing he can do is eat (if he will). Hang in there. You all are in my prayers.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I keep telling Ted to eat some protein when he can. We are so thankful for the prayers and to know God has Ted in remission. Counting every blessing here. Even with my back starting to get better has me grateful. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Your hospital is in my city-not familiar with it as moved here a year ago! Prayers prayers

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda, for the prayers. The St. Vincent's has the best staff of nurses. So many doctors one can't keep count. Some times the younger medical students will tell you more than the doctors. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. I'm so sorry about the infection, but glad he is still in remission. I'm continuing to keep both of you in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you Jan. The remission part is wonderful...and we remember to thank God for that. It finally did happen...my back improved, slowly healing. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  12. So sorry for all the hardship this cancer is causing. Chemo is just so difficult. Sweet little grandson is going to love being outside, zooming around in that little red car. -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, It truly has been a tough time. This seems to be rougher than the 1st round. But with good drs and God's help Ted will be well soon.
      Seeing Luke with that car gave us a few smiles, he's such a sweet baby. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. I always wanted one of those as a kid, never came to be though. I can see he is thrilled.

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    1. Adam, It really was funny seeing how many ways he crawled into that car while his dad worked on it. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Oh Susie, I am so sorry, ya'll are having to go through this. I'm thankful that he's in remission. God is able and I'm believing for you.
    That little one is darling.He got so excited! He seems to handle the treatment like a trooper. My Harper has asthma and she tells us when she needs a treatment. She's 4 now and does it herself. I will continue to pray for you both as God brings you to mind. Hugs! Bunches of them!

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    1. Thank You Bonnie. I have missed visiting your blog. My Ted and I truly thankful for all prayers and know they are helping us. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  15. First of all, what a little cutie in that car even before it is finished:) I am praying for Ted that today finds him feeling better and each day going forward gets better and better. Sending HUGS and PRAYERS across the miles.

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    1. Thank you Theresa. Your prayers and hugs mean so much to both of us. My Ted is having a rough time. I keep trying to keep him thinking to handle this one day at a time. I want him to feel that increase in feeling better each day.
      The little pictures of Luke made us smile...which helps also. Blessings to you and yours,

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  16. I'm so glad you have your sweet family close to give you love and support. You and Ted are in our prayers every day. Sending you all of our love my friend, Diane

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    1. Diane, Thank you so much. It has helped us with all the prayers and well wishes. Even on days when Ted can't pray, I pray over him and tell him about all the prayers going up for him to get thru this. Blessings to you , love you, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Dear Susie...I continue to offer a prayer up for Ted....I honestly do not know how anyone endures this....we have a friend that is young and vibrant who was just diagnosed with CA the first...now she begins Chemo...it's a difficult thing to accept for both the patient and the family....I hope you have strong emotional support surrounding you....big hugs from Texas!

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    1. Thank you so much Betsy. We truly appreciate all prayers and well wishes. I will say a pray for your young friend...so sad A loving family can do a lot to help keep spirits up. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Susie,
    I am so sorry Ted is having such a rough time. The unfortunate part of chemo is the immune system gets so compromised and he probably picked up a bug of some sort. I am keeping him in prayers and also you. I know this is a lot of stress on you too. On a good note I showed Terry Luke's new car. He smiled when it saw it was a fire car. Keep us posted dear friend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, The drs are saying Ted may have a pin hole in his intestines cause him to have ecoli. Now today After I went to be with him, I find out he has Cdiff. From the antibiotics. I pray he gets thru this horrible part of chemo quickly. I would love to see him smiling and showing his V for victory sign.
      I smiled thinking about Terry liking the little fire dept car. :) Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Bee, Oh how I have missed you. I think of you often. Praying you are well and getting your cruising spirit back. Thank you for the prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Dear Susie, your grandson Luke is adorable and I am sure he loves his new little ride. Praying for your Ted. I am so sorry you are going through so much and my heart goes out to Ted and to you. Please keep us posted on Ted. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy. I am so grateful for the prayers and hugs. My Ted is suffering this go around. I am so eager for him to be on the road to recovery. Little Luke is precious in his new car. :) Makes us smile. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Oh Susie, my tears are flowing down my cheeks. I feel so sorry for Ted. I remember my SIL going through some of this too. I hope ou know I have been praying for both of you and especially for Ted. Praise God his cancer is staying in remission. Now to just get Ted to feeling better. I ask the Lord to wrap his loving arms around Ted and comfort him.

    Bless you Susie,
    Gert

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    1. Gert, Thank you so much. I am thankful for the prayers. We truly need them too. I can tell it's tougher this time around, Ted isn't showing me his V for victory sign. He is so weak now. I went to be with him today and he sent me home, he is dealing with cdiff...caused by the antibiotics....so he is off them now. I hate not getting to be with him when he needs assurance. So I left some prayers for him. Blessings to you dear friend, xoxo,love, Susie

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    1. Hello, In our sadness of my Teddy going thru chemo...Luke's escapades keep us smiling. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  23. Susie, I wanted to tell you that I put Ted in my intentions when I said the Rosary tonight. Always thinking of you, dear friend, and I hope Ted is feeling better after his second round of treatments.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, Thank you sweet girl. Ted came home after the second round and had to go back in the hospital with an infection. Now he has cdiff….it's cause by so many antibiotics and is contagious and dangerous.. So I can not be with him without wearing a hosp. gown, gloves and mask. Thank you for the prayers. We surely need them. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  24. Dear Susie,
    I pray for you and Ted every day and often. I read your update earlier but had to leave before I could comment. Thank you for keeping us all in the loop and know how much we all love you both.
    Love and prayers from Texas....

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    1. Thank you Linda. All those sweet prayers are so welcomed. Ted is weak and now has cdiff. Which is caused by so many antibiotics.I can not be with him , unless I wear a hosp. gown over my clothes, gloves and a mask. I told the nurses to make sure his phone stays charged, so we can at least text a line here and there. Blessings to you and LD, hope you are getting some rest . Love you guys so much, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Oh Susie, yes of course, keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. Every prayer is of great help in this battle against cancer. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear about the cdiff, Susie. I know it must be so hard to see him feeling so sick. I know it must be comforting that he is still in remission. I will keep you both in my prayers for healing and strength...xoxo

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    1. Linda, Thank you for your prayers , they are so appreciated. Praying the medical team can get a handle on the cdiff...it is taking all his strength. Being in remission is the one big plus. :) We are so grateful for that. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  27. Luke is just precious. I did not know since I've been away so long about Ted. I'll be praying for Ted and you!

    Nancy

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy. I have missed blogging with you. We are ever so grateful for each and every prayer sent up for us. My Ted is a fighter and this round has been so tough. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Oh Susie! Your sweet husband is in my prayers, such a difficult thing to be going through! As I was reading his symptoms, I was thinking it sounded like C. Dif., and then I read in your comments that indeed it is. My MIL Suffered with C.dif last year and it was horrible, but the vancomycin is pretty strong stuff. Will pray that he is able to recover quickly from this! I imagine it is just so hard right now, and you are certainly in my prayers!

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. Ted is still suffering , but said he was felling somewhat better this morning. So thankful. I truly appreciate your prayers. Each one is a gift. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  29. Oh my Susie....I have been away from my computer for six months, so I had no idea this was all happening!! How awful for all of you. I will be praying for you now that I know, sweet girl. I am sorry....thank the Lord you have so many caring friends praying for you and your family. Love to you.

    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. It has been a tough time. This morning Ted finally ate a bit of breakfast about the first in a week or so. He is slowly recovering from the Cdiff. which is horrible in itself. I truly am grateful for all prayers. Blessings to you,love you, xoxo, Susie

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  30. Luke is such a cutie---love these cute pictures! Stopped in to see how Ted is doing, looking for an update. Hope all is well?

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    1. Thank you Debbi. I so enjoyed seeing Luke's joy with his new car. I am hoping to feel that way about my Ted's health soon. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  31. Ongoing prayers, Susie, for your Ted. Believing for the infection to respond to the antibiotics and praying for comfort and the ability to rest.

    Oh my! Your little great is so cute with his new car. He definitely is all over it. What joy it must be for his dad to give him such a well loved gift.

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    1. Vee, Thank you honey for the prayers. Ted had a bit of better spirits this morning. Hope it is a start to better health. Luke is so fun to watch in that little car. I sure he will tear the driveway up this summer. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  32. Hope Luke has many happy hours in that car. Looks like he'll love it!

    Blessings~

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    1. Oh just seeing him smile and laugh is a joy to my heart. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  33. Susie- You and I have 'talked' before I saw this but wanted to add my prayers for Ted AND YOU. I am glad he is in remission now they need to figure the rest of it out. Text me to let me know what is going on when you get a chance. Love to you---xo Diana

    oh---and the family is adorable with that little car!!!!

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    1. Thank you Diana. This morning Ted called me early and told me ate some breakfast. That is so encouraging. I am thankful for his remission and praying the drs. can get him on the road to recovery from all the side effects. Thank you so much for your kindness and prayers, it means so much. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  34. Susie, that's so nice that you gave Angie your little desk. Do you ever miss it? I've seen these desks before and they must have been in style back in the day. I really like it cause it's sold oak and sturdy, but I'd like to paint it someday. I'm sure I'll always keep though cause it reminds me of my dear mom. Thanks for stopping by today, Susie. I still keep you and Ted in my prayers. : )

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, I am so grateful for your prayers and kind words. I tell Ted about everyone's prayers to help him realize he is so very much loved.
      I always hope that when I give the girls things, they will love them and keep them for their kids. LOL Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo,love , Susie

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  35. Hi Susie! I just wanted to wish you and Ted a wonderful week! Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. He is still in the hospital . Hoping he is getting better as he says each day he feels more alert. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  36. Susie- Ted and you are in my prayers- always. Love you and hang on. Miracles are coming.

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    1. Tete, I am a believer...so I cling to my faith. God is good. I am so grateful for your prayers and everyone that says one for us. I get to be with Ted a bit today, that helps me too. Blessings to you, xoxo,love you my friend, Susie

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  37. Dear Sweet Susie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Ted and you are both in my prayers.

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  38. Ted and all those he loves and who love him, I send my prayers.

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  39. Praying now for you all. I know this is scary business, but I also know that God is able to carry you through the difficult times and give you the strength you need to keep moving forward. So thankful Ted is still in remission. Praying that they will get the infection under control very quickly. Love your little Luke. He is a sweetheart. Love his firetruck. I know he is so excited to have it. We will continue to pray for you all. May God speed His ministering angels to help carry your burdens.

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  40. i remember toys/cars like that. instruction booklets that look like novels and sticker sheets that go on and on...forever and a day!!

    i don't follow your blog consistently, ted is your husband?? i hope things simmer down for him and his path takes him in a positive direction. cancer sucks, the treatment sucks. it is like climbing a mountain, in the wind with no shoes on. i will keep you both in my thoughts, praying for comfort for both of you as you face the biggest challenge of your life!!

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  41. I will pray for your husband my friend, there's nothing that God cannot solve for us with faith !!
    We pray so much for our brother in law and he is in remission from a hard cancer at the tongue.. Blessings to him and to all of you.
    Fabby

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  42. Oh, our daughter gave birth, 1 1/2 mths ago a beautiful and first little boy grandson for us and I'm looking at all this cute boy toys to buy him, see we have 2 daughters and 3 grandgirls, I don't know how to buy toys for boys, at all ! lol
    Fabby

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