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Help Is On The Way

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:16 AM CDT

Well, quick update and then a shower and then back to the hospital.

Thank God for Dr. Bergstrom. He's the best. They started Z on two "bazooka" antibiotics, and his shin redness and swelling went from covering his entire shin to 7x7 cm, so the antibiotics are working. At this point they do not think the infection is in the bone, which is wonderful news! The infection is responding to the antibiotics, and there was a dramatic response the first day. Since then, it's been pretty stable, so they are worried about taking him off the iv antibiotics too soon. They are considering a PICC line so they can do the antibiotics long term. We'll know more today.

My mom is coming! Hooray. Thank you to all who visit Zach, it really lifts his spirits. Thanks to Bob & Judy for taking Kenny & Kate. Thanks to Dee for being there in every way. Thanks to Alex and Deb and Karen...

Our family is experiencing another crisis. Dave's very …

Hospital

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 1:16 AM CDT

Last Memorial Day, Dave went into the hospital with blood clots in his lungs.

Tonight, Zach has been admitted to the hospital. He has a bone bruise, cellulitis and possible bone infection. It's very serious. They are starting IV antibiotics. Please pray that the antibiotics will work, that he won't have to have surgery or lose any bone in his shin. He is in incredible amounts of pain, please pray for that to be relieved. Pray the antibiotics work quickly. They said it sometimes takes six weeks.

He's so brave. He said, "Don't worry, Mom, I'll be just like Dad and only see the positive."

I'm so scared. Love, Shelley

PS. We're skipping Memorial Day next year.



More Tumor Updates

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:33 PM CDT



Please see Kevin Terry's page and leave a prayer message for him and his family. He's been admitted to the hospital, and it seems the end is drawing near.

Cathy now has a blog: Lessons from Lou so you can keep up with her and Sweet Lou.

Another friend, Kara, has a website for her husband, Butch. (LINK IS FIXED...SORRY!) Butch Gamboa Please send that family a prayer or two also.

Thank you to everyone who's dropping off print cartridges. We MUST find a cure.

I cannot believe that yet another family is being torn apart, that four more little ones will have to grow up without their daddy. My heart is breaking.

Love, Shelley

Thank you!

Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:48 PM CDT

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update. I can't believe I'm staring Friday in the face again....we just got back from Vancouver and it's time to pack for Seattle. The good news is the whirlwind is almost over.

Last weekend, Zach's basketball team went to Vancouver to an Oregon Prep basketball tournament, looking for a little competition. Seems that we looked in the wrong place. The boys played incredibly well and swept the tournament, winning their games by an average of 28 points. Amazing! It was fun to see them so on fire! Mom and Dad got to come and see the games, as did my Uncle Art and Cousin Gwen. It was a fabulous time, beautiful weather, a great weekend.



We were pretty tired after that!

Kate is playing softball and having a really good time. Things are gearing up for her dance recital on June 3 at Cordiner Hall, so she's getting excited about that.

Kenny misses track, but is having a good time playing Challenger baseball. He…

The Little Things

Monday, May 1, 2006 0:45 AM CDT

It's the little things that get you.

Had to buy peanut butter. I only bought creamy peanut butter today. Dave was the only one that liked crunchy peanut butter. The jar with the red lid looked lonely without its blue-lid companion.



And this weekend, working like dogs in the backyard, prepping for the fence. Zach putting on the music, and half-dancing, half-trotting, loping across the yard with that unique bounce in his step and that huge Meyer grin. It's hard to describe, but if you've ever seen Dave feeling just a little silly, you know EXACTLY what I mean.

Thanks Kevin, Debra, Jake and Megan Wright for all your help this weekend. Mimi, Amelia, Alexio, and Alison joined in, too. Wow! It was back-breaking work...that ancient fence was really in there. But we had Kevin, thank heavens. And three delightful teenage boys, ready to prove they were as manly as Kevin. It was miserable and fun, pizza never tasted so good, my muscles are sore, and I …