The first victim of ice and cold...the first fall of the season...the first "splat" on the driveway belongs to....Denise! Poor Ashlyn watched as Mommy's feet came out from under her and "splat" went the mail, and her knees! I have been trying so hard to be careful walking in the areas where the snow has turned to ice, but today I was distracted, and my knees and chin took the worst of it on our icy gravel driveway. I'm just thankful it was me, and NOT my mom!
Annette came with us to the hospital this morning to visit my mom, and listen in on the appointment in the, "Hope Cancer Care Center." My mom had a mask made of her face, so they can position her in the correct position for her radiation treatments starting next week. She will have the radiation treatments daily, (keep your fingers crossed neither one of us has a spill in the icy parking lot!) and daily chemo treatments also starting on Jan. 7th.
Annette has stayed all day at the hospital with my mom, chit chatting and having some girl time! She is not ready to leave, but after a 12 hour visit, I will need to talk her into coming home! Annette's time with my mom, allowed Ashlyn and I to have a little, "Mother/Daughter" time together. We girls were on our own as Tom is back at work today, and Kyle is in California! He was so looking forward to his friend Parick's visit from CA this week, but with all the latest developments we needed to cancel that plan. Patrick's parents, and his good friend Tom's parents, all graciously agreed to have Kyle fly to CA instead! He is having a grand time, and we are so happy for him, as he has missed all his buddies from back home in Dublin.
Your blog comments, calls, e-mails, (and great care packages Lorri and Betty!) have brought my mom, and our entire family such comfort. We are blessed to have so many friends and family support us during this journey. Although many of you are long distance, your support and encouragement both in CO and CA, mean the world to us! Thank you!!!!!