Saturday, August 28, 2010

Please no visitors on Saturday, 28-August

Given the amount of effort Barb exerted yesterday, we are requesting no visitors outside of family today.

I'm sorry for being harsh, but she really needs to rest. Thanks for your understanding.


Barb hospital update - Saturday, 28-Aug

Barb is still in the hospital on a ventilator. Fortunately, she's still alert enough to tell us all what to do. :) -Dave

Monday, August 23, 2010

Not the change of scenery I was looking for

I was admitted to Christiana today. I knew something was not right this weekend and today called the doctor. I was having so much trouble breathing all of the time and needed my oxygen all the time. I slept most of the day on Friday and the boys loved watching DVD after DVD!They did a chest xray today which showed more fluid around my lungs which is probably the cause of my difficulties. We are going to drain this and I am not sure what else is happening yet.

Please pray for my family as we deal with this unexpected roadblock. Big thanks to Dave's parents too for all of their help.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Off I go

Leaving for the airport to pick up my boy!!!! Praying everything goes smoothly today with oxygen, wheelchairs etc. I will finally get to see David tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

David at camp

David went to his Camp Kesem in NC on Monday and they have a blog and are updating twitter too. If anyone is interested in seeing some pictures of him and he is also doing some serious breakdancing, you can check him out on The blog is password protected so please email me at if you are interested. On twitter, it is "campkesemnc." He is one seriously missed boy around here - even the neighbors! I will see him on Sunday!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cyber knife is over!

I finished my treatments on Wednesday and ended up taking 2 naps that day. I had chemo on Thursday and it seemed like the longest day of my life. Everything was behind that day and I was so happy to finally be home and rest. I had a busy day yesterday too with a 2D echo of my heart and general errands. But, I decided to give the scooter at Target a whirl. I felt ridiculous but that store is so big and by the time I get through it, go back to the pharmacy, pay, etc., I am so spent. The scooter really made it much more enjoyable. On Monday, I should be able to physically do more and I will also begin my tapering down of the steroids tomorrow. That means I may be able to fall asleep BEFORE the wee hours of the morning.

I spent the morning doing nothing so we could go to a wedding this afternoon. We really had a great time and I am ready to put my feet up! I get so tired but those steroids just have a knack of keeping me from sleeping. I can't wait to get off of them.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nice weekend

We really had a great weekend. Lots of relaxing, fun at the pool and some dress shopping. My wonderful husband and son rolled me around the mall on Saturday evening so I could get a dress. I just thought doing it by myself would have really sucked too much energy and would not have been fun. I didn't even make them suffer through shoe shopping! I already had a pair to match. Dawson and I went to see a local community show at the high school on Saturday afternoon as well. Needless to say, I was ready for bed at the end of our day but it was worth it.

I have been feeling so much better without the humidity outside and hope this lasts. Dawson and I went to the pool late yesterday afternoon and he jumped off the diving board for the first time! He loved it and just kept going back for more.


David couldn't believe Dawson had done this when I talked to him on the phone. He just kept telling Dawson how proud he was.