Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Day before the procedure...

This picture was taken on Sunday morning in Chris's bird bath by the patio. It seemed as if the dove was looking at us and telling us to keep the faith!

Today is the day before Chris goes into the hospital again for another chemoembolization. A somewhat complicated procedure to kill the tumors directly. The procedure starts around 11 and goes for about 1 to 2 hours. I'll be there all day for sure.

Today we went to Hopkin's so Chris could be given a MUGA exam of her heart. This is an exam that has to be given to her after she leaves the clinical trial. That has been so hard for her and I but we know that there is a direction and a plan ahead for now. That plan is to keep working as hard as we can to beat this no matter what the time and effort involved!

This weekend I was supposed to go to a charity golf tournament to raise funds for Camp Good Days in Rochester NY. This wonderful place was so helpful to a family that is very close to us. I mentioned their son a few posts back, his name is Ryan. He too was a courageous fighter and will always be a part of our lives. Unfortunately, with Chris's procedure I won't be able to attend but I will be there in Spirit, so Rich and Jill please know that I'm thinking of you and hope that everyone raises a lot of money for the camp.

On top of all that is going on, Chris's 39 year old brother John, is going into the hospital on Friday for triple bypass surgery! The same procedure her dad had last year. He's doing pretty well and very lucky they found it so early. Her mom and dad are going to the Univ. of Virginia where he's having the surgery to be with him and his wife.

Chloe continues to do well and keep us all laughing...

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