This is the board they put Ted's counts on. He got platelets today. The white blood cells are going up a wee bit.
Ted ran the clippers over his head today,, his hair was starting to fall out. I kind of thought he would not have to do this.
Got a sweet card from Layla. Her mommy makes little dash letters and lets Layla draw over them . So sweet.
I missed the 5th grade class picnic this year. I felt sad about that, I been helping Angie with this for years. Here's the class on a climbing rock in the park.
My granddaughter Lynzie, here with Luke (g.grandson) and Angie...helped out . She brought her boys, Luke and Max, and also brought Layla. They had a chilly but fun day.
On Mother's day , my daughter Kathy picked me up to go to lunch and then we walked and saw 4 great horned owls. You may be able to make out two of them , sorry not such a good photo. But it was exciting to see them.
This is what I see while in the hospital with Ted.....long lines of traffic backed up on hwy 65. Hope all those people made a pit stop before this.
Ted will be going to the off site place soon. For about 2 to 3 weeks. With two or three appts back to the hospital each week. Praying no emergency runs at all.
I am so thankful for my grandson staying at the house and the neighbors helping with the yard. There's a lot to keeping things up. I am thanking all of you for your wonderful prayers and good thoughts. There are times when I think I can not take another day of this....but some how some way I get just enough push to continue. I can almost see the good side of this journey. Bless all of you. XO
Thanks for the update. You both are going through so much! God bless your family for their amazing support.ReplyDelete
My prayers continue!
Thank you Doris. It is so good to have the prayers, they help us so very much and we are so grateful. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
The Lord will hold your hand as you walk through each day. I love that song: 'He never slumbers, He never slumbers, He never tires of hearing our prayers.' by Don MoenReplyDelete
Thank you so much Karen. You know just what to say to comfort others. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
Bless your heart Sandi. I am so thankful. xoxo, SusieDelete
Susie my heart goes out to you both and you and Ted are in my prayers every night . Here's to a perfect and speedy recovery . God bless you both .ReplyDelete
Thank you Connie. Your prayers are so appreciated. I know that you are in a battle back to good health with your husband and I pray for you both . For good results for the scan Steve recently had and any new tests that may come his way. May God bless you both, xoxo, SusieDelete
My heart goes out to you and Ted. It is such a time of being in limbo. It is great that you have people back home, taking care of things. Hopefully one less thing to worry about. -JennReplyDelete
Hi Jenn, Oh it is so important for families to help one another. It is less to worry about then. Yes, it does seem like limbo. No great words from any of the drs...other than Ted is an awesome patient.:) Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
How encouraging to me that you can see the good side of this journey...most of the time! In a month this part of the journey will be behind you...praise God. Keep looking up! God is at work.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Vee for the encouraging words. Oh how I need them every day. It is so easy to become overwhelmed thru this...doing Ted's work, my own and being caregiver. Thankful for my neighbors during this tough time too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I am praying for you and Ted every day! Thanking God for progress!ReplyDelete
Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way ALWAYS!
Thank you so much Theresa. I am grateful for each prayer and good thought. Oh I can't begin to tell you how this helps. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
I sure hope he is through the worse and there are better times ahead. We are praying for you both! And I like his bald head...kiss it for us! lol Lots of hugs, DianeReplyDelete
Thank you Diane. Ted is going to laugh about the kiss...but I see the smiles when I tell him of all the prayers and well wishes sent for him. I am thankful too. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Life's trials can be really difficult in terms of coping. You're stronger than you think. Both you and Ted are fighters. I keep you both in my prayers. Wishing you both a wonderful rest of the week!ReplyDelete
Also, I wrote a Mother's Day Message to my Mom. I would like you to read it when you get a moment.
I missed out on so much while moving. I am praying for both of you. xo LauraReplyDelete
Susie I am so happy Ted is battling his way through this last leg of the journey. He is doing so great and is surviving through it all with such a positive attitude. He loves his life and loves his family and patients that have a good support system and they love so deeply do the best with these kinds of treatments. I use to see that when I worked with cancer patients. The ones that did the best had a great family and support system and they had a positive will to endure and get through what needed to be done to kill that cancer. So Ted is one of those and you guys are almost there. Prayers continue.ReplyDelete
Thank you Susie for the update on Ted. Hugs and blessings to you all.ReplyDelete
Susie, You are in my thoughts and prayers. God is giving you the strength to do what is necessary and we sometimes wonder how we are going to manage, but we do. I am sending you some long distance hugs and if I was closer I would give one, two, or three. Family is there for you. I have never been through a bone marrow transplant, but I can relate to being a caregiver and how much stress you as a spouse goes through. I will continue to say prayers that he continues to progress. Love and prayers your Missouri Friend ShirleyReplyDelete
May the Lord continue to Bless you both Susie through this difficult journey. It's hard being a caregiver and people just don't know how much till they face something like this. Hold on cause God has got this and brought you both this far. Prayers are still going up. Sending lots of Love and Big hugs.ReplyDelete
The good thoughts continue on this next leg of your journey. I'm glad you had a bit of a break with Mother's Day but that you can be with Ted. And yes, thank heaven for good friends and neighbors.ReplyDelete
Susie, that was nice of Kathy to visit on Mother's Day and then take a walk to see the Owls. I never see Owls around here and I'm so curious about them. That's too bad you missed the class picnic. I know how much you enjoy those every year. How sweet of Lynzie to help out and bring the kids to join in on the fun. I'm glad that you are having neighbors and family come in and help you with things around the house. I know this has been such a hard time for you, Susie, and I am saying prayers all the time. : )ReplyDelete
ps....may God comfort Ted and wrap around Him like a blanket of love. : )ReplyDelete
Keeping you both in my prayers, Susie! Hoping Ted can make the move to the off-site soon, and continue his healing! xoxoReplyDelete
Praying for you all.ReplyDelete
Love to you!
Bless your sweet heart and Ted's too. You are just about done and I pray you keep strong and do the next right thing. Step by step.....you are getting closer to the finish line. Praying for you both daily and often...we love you, Susie Q.....ReplyDelete
Oh Susie...bless you two. I know how hard this is. I thank God every day for helping you get through these difficult times. ((Hugs)) to you both. I’m so glad you have such a wonderful family and friends to help out.ReplyDelete
Keep looking at the good side of things. Prayers are coming in all the way from North Carolina.ReplyDelete
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, I hope Ted is continuing to improve and stay strong.ReplyDelete
He has the best support system by his side, you are an angel.
It’s been a few weeks since you posted and I just wanted you to know I keep you and your brave hubby in my prayers,ReplyDelete