Monday, August 27, 2012
Vincent, Mary, and Lyman F are all on the same marker.
Ellen wife of H.C. Shurtleff was on another marker by herself.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
On a sad note our dog Bo was hit by a car today and died. Apparently he and Chewy got out of the yard by knocking one of the gates open somehow. Casey and Andrew saw them right away as they were in the front yard working on the Bronco and went right after them. Chewy started to come to Casey as he called him, but for some reason he darted out onto Five Mile and Bo went after him The lady that hit him didn't have time to react. They got him back to the house and Casey and Sat with him until he passed away. It hit us all pretty hard. We have had him for only about 7 years. And he has been a huge pain in the butt but he was a good dog.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Yesterday Mia and I went to clinic at Primary Children's for a check on her blood counts. Mia was running a fever ans so was admitted to the hospital. She received two more units of blood. This morning her hemoglobin was at 1.9 so she is getting two more units today. Her platelets were at 13 so she got platelets this morning. She is on a couple of broad spectrum antibiotics while we wait for the blood cultures to come back. Good news though, her chest X-ray came back clear so she doesn't have pneumonia, yet. There are also some tests checking to see if or why Mia's red blood cells are breaking down. Apparently there can be some break down when red blood cells are given because antibodies in the patient and the donor blood may not match up perfectly. Also she may not be making any red blood cells at the moment as a side affect of the chemo. So we are back to waiting for tests for answers.
Here is the view from our window.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Funny how that can make such a difference. One week is easy to prepare for. I can do the laundry before I leave, pay the bills, grocery shop and no one will have to worry about it until I get back. But two weeks means somebody better wash some laundry and someone will have to go to the store and I better make sure the checkbook gets taken care of. Thank goodness for the internet, because I do most of my bills and banking online anyway.
School starts on the 27th and so I will not be home for the first day of school. The only one who is really upset about that is Heidi. She was supposed to meet and greet her teacher on Friday the 24th but since I will be gone I have made arrangements to take her in on Tuesday before I leave. Heidi is sad that I won't be able to be her room mother this year. I have been for the past three years. I am sorry that I won't be able to volunteer as much as I would like. But some things just have to go.
Mia started to not feel well last night. Today she took a long nap. Her chemo makes her really tired for a few days. It also makes her side hurt a lot. I need to check with the doctors about whether I can give her anything for the pain. I think it must be from her spleen. When she was a baby sometimes she would get upset in the car. All I had to do was reach back and touch her, it didn't matter what part of her I could reach and she would calm right now. She is much the same now. When she is upset or scared all she wants is mom or dad to sit next to her or hold her hand. She is very sweet.