Friday, November 14, 2008

Week Three

Week Three has been a busy week, also the hardest so far.

We have had many people come and go.
Dad spent the first couple days, followed by Melanie, Katie and Haley and then finally me.

Dad told me the days go by slow.
You have a twenty minute treatment and then you get to rest for 23 hours and fourty minutes till the next twenty minute treatment..........
so bring something to do.

I kept busy knitting and crocheting mom even helped out.

Katie, Haley and Melanie decorated Mom's room with pictures and thoughts and even a count down chain.
This is so great it really brightened up a dull room and really inspires her to fight on everyday.
Thanks guys you are the best!!

I am sure cancer looks just like this.

Mom is still serving others even though she was having a tough week.

Joe and Lilly are her next door neighbors at the guest house.
They are both well into their eightys.
Mom recieved a call from the hospital asking if she could go knock on their door because they couldn't get them to answer the phone.
Lilly is fighting bone cancer and needed to go over to the ER.
So Mom and Haley loaded them up and took them to the ER. She helped her into her gown and picked up all the money that fell out of her socks while taking them off.
Mom waited there with them until thier daughter arrived.

After this mom was exhasted. This is just like mom always putting others needs before her own.

Next week will be a long one.
She has to have treatment 6 days because of the Thanksgiving Holiday the following week.

I am thankful for the time that I got to spend helping out.
I wish there was more I could do.

I am so thankful to everyone who has called, dropped by, sent cards, and brought meals.
Mom has such wonderful friends and so many people who care for her.

Thank you so much it means so much to our family.


Maridon said...

Leslie - You are amazing! My heart aches for you and your family for what you are having to go through, but I don't know of another woman tougher than you. I have seen how hard you work and are always so willing to help others. You will be blessed and with Heavenly Father's help you will get through this trial, too. You are always in our thoughts and in our prayers. Kirk & Maridon

Colleen said...

Leslie- It was so good to see you last week. You look so good and you have such a great attitude. You are very brave. I sure admire you for your good attitude. Can't wait for you to be done with this first part and get to feeling better. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers. Tie a knot and hang on, you are on the down hill side.

Love, Colleen XOXOXXO