Sunday, January 17, 2010

Birthday Party and Update on Mom

This week has been the 4th chemo treatment for my mom and all in all she has done alot better than the previous two weeks. But last night she hit a snag, about 2:00 in the morning she called me with unbearable pain in her lower back and stomach. I told her to call the 24 hour on call for cancer patients and they were able to get her back comfortable. Of course it was pretty hard to get back to sleep and I think mom and dad stayed up the rest of the night. Today is mom's 68th birthday and we had planned to cook dinner for her. Me and Grace decided not to go to church this morning and went to mom's early to start the roast in crockpot and just generally check on her. She was much better. To brighten her day we had her go ahead and open up the gifts from us. Later in the day we cooked this rest of the dinner and my sister's family came over to eat with us. They brought an ice cream cake for mom. Mom was able to eat a good dinner and with the leftovers we made a big pot of soup/stew. Hopefully once it sits in the fridge it will be stew to eat over rice with some homemade bread. After dinner we played a card game called nerts. Very fast paced and alot of fun. Now home to rest and get ready for another week to start.


The Unsell Family said...

I'm so glad your mom is better. We will be praying for her.

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

My own mother has leaukemia but has not needed to begin treatment. I don't look forward to that day arriving and when I read about your mother, I realize that may be mine one day. I'm praying for your mom and for you and your family!:)

nertzfan said...

It's cool to see others that know about Nerts. You should definitely check out , the site for the National Nertz Association. There is a bunch of interesting Nertz information, videos, and photos there AND you can play Nertz on-line for free. I recommend it to all Nertz players! So cool. =)

Leslie said...

I'm thankful you are close to your parents and able to be such a big help and encouragment to them! Praying your mom is feeling better and without any pain soon!