I took this picture before the tears started. Kim flew home to Colorado today, which was really hard for Melanie. Kim has helped out tons while she was here. They were able to spend a lot of time together. Kim slept with Melanie at the hospital many nights, so my mom could get a break and to do all she could to lend a hand. She will be missed, while she is away. She is planning on coming again next month. The timing will all depend on if she is a donor match. We love you, Kim! One of us is going to have to learn how to give good back rubs. :)
Despite the sadness from Kim's departure, Melanie was pretty upbeat today. She did a lot of walking, which will make her Physical Therapist happy! She received a package from one of her students (I can't remember the name), which really boosted her spirits. She also had a visit from a fellow teacher, Rebeca Olsen. Visitors always bring a smile and a break from the day! Some have asked how they can get things to Melanie, if they are not able to come themselves. My dad comes down every Friday, so you can always send things down with him. Even just comments on the blog are great for Melanie to read!
There is no new news today. Still waiting to hear on a donor match. Keep sending your prayers and positive thoughts!
Keep walking and smiling, Melanie!