Monday, February 17, 2014

No snow, snow days and DONE with radiation!

Last week we had a "winter storm" warning.  I guess people were being really cautious because they didn't want anything like what happened in Atlanta recently to happen here. They cancelled school and even college classes for Tuesday. I got so excited to see some snow (people said we might have 4-6 inches!) Then Tuesday morning dawned and...nothing happened. Well, our cars were iced over in the morning, and I'm sure there was ice on all of the bridges.  Someone told me that there were accidents on every bridge from here to Columbus - which is usually the route that Chris drives every morning to go to his radiation appointment. BUT Chris hadn't been deemed healthy enough to continue treatment and he was given Tuesday and Wednesday off.  Over the weekend his sore throat had gotten pretty painful and wasn't eating or drinking enough so when he showed up on Monday, they realized he had lost weight and that triggered them to perform some other tests and labs. He was dehydrated and they sent him up to the chemo bay to get some fluids for the next couple of hours. His voice is completely gone and the break from early morning radiation and from lecturing his class was really good for him. Mondays is normally the day we go grocery shopping, but because of the storm warning EVERYONE and their mom was at the store stocking up in case things got bad. So we hunkered down at home, watched the Olympics, trashed the house, took naps and played with legos. They ended up cancelling everything again for Wednesday since the weather was still going to be "wintry." At least this time there were some flurries, but nothing stuck...not even ice. 
Chris helped the boys build this awesome race car out of legos without any instructions. This picture doesn't really do it justice, its over a foot long.

Also we got a cute home made package from Chris' cousin and his wife with a doll, marshmallow guns, safety masks, burp cloths, and a cute bag of pick-me-ups for me.  It was well timed because those no snow snow days were a bit tough on my housekeeping skills and that always makes me feel a bit down.  This reminds me of another cute package we got recently from Chris' other cousin with huge squish able stuffed animals and new clothes for the kids. The kids love getting packages and we're very grateful and feel so blessed to have such wonderful family. 

We all stayed in our PJs for too long and enjoyed Frederick's smiles and coo-ing attempts. Daddy seems to be especially good with getting Freddy to have a conversation with him. 

Also, I've had some fun getting caught up on all the quilting packets from the previous couple of months. For some reason, I was too busy to sew. I always think its going to turn out terrible because I'm not good at keeping the seams even but as soon as I iron it, it magically turns out! Kinda fun. 


dixie said...

Cool lego car--Chris has always been great at making up his own designs. Great job on the quilting project. I love the pics of the kids--looks like everyone loves to sleep with Freddie--I hope you get some of that too!

Heather said...

Very glad that you've now made it past Chemo, Stem Cell transplant, AND radiation!!! Now we're praying for your recovery & healing for your entire family <3
You've all been through a brutal time and are incredibly deserving of every bit of rest, peace, & comfort that you can get!!!
Frederick is certainly a tender mercy from our kind & loving Father in Heaven…

Love you bunches.