I talked to Mel tonight and she said it was just another day. She was pretty nauseous so she stayed drugged up and slept a lot. Her magnesium levels have dropped so she is getting more of that through her central line. She said that her hands have been shaking quite a bit making it hard to type and write. She joked that she needs some of her kindergarten practice sheets so she can learn to write again. The tremors are a side effect of medication and hopefully not a permanent thing. She goes back to the hospital for blood work tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what her numbers look like with out having a neupogen shot on Wed. We are all hoping for high numbers.
I have some updates about the fundraiser we have planned for May 1st. Thank you so much to everyone who has called and offered to help out! The response has been overwhelming (in a good way). I have a good sized list of volunteers and we will need more. :) Many of you have asked where and when you can drop off your donations. Your donations may be dropped off at the Hyde Park Civic Center on Friday, April 30th beginning at 4 pm. The event itself will be on Saturday, May 1st from 8am-4pm.
A silent auction has been added to the day's events. We want to thank Shelley Robinson for all of her hard work on the silent auction. She has contacted 200 businesses in the valley and has heard from quite a few, with more expected to respond. What a great idea! This should be a fun thing for everyone who participates. Mel's cousin Leslie will be helping Shelley with the silent auction, thanks for jumping on board! If you have any questions or would like to donate to the silent auction, contact Shelley @ 563-0243 or Leslie Carpenter @ 764-2225
Barbara Darley has graciously agreed to be in charge of the boutique and bake sale. Thank you so much for your willingness to help out with this! If you have any questions or would like to donate to the boutique or bake sale portion, Barbara can be reached @ 563-3470
I have had several people contact me about the garage sale portion and I am so thankful to you for hanging onto your stuff for a bit longer instead of taking it to D.I. If you have any questions about the garage sale you can contact Cami Bodrero @ 770-0432, Michelle Hammond @ 512-7124 or Megan Kenney @ 563-6006.
This fundraisers if going to be awesome!! If you want to volunteer, contact me and I'll add your name to the list. There is lots to do!
We all love you Mel! There are SO many people rooting for you and praying for you everyday. Keep hangin' in!