Sunday, April 25, 2010

We're Still Alive!

Hi Everyone,
It's Mom (Peggy) again. We've had a pretty uneventful week. Melanie couldn't get her pictures to work so no photos again. Thursday we had visitors come. My dad, Doral and his good friend Kathy Heaps. They are planning to get married on July 8th!
It has been a short time since mom's death but my dad isn't sitting around feeling sorry for himself. Life goes on. We're happy if he's happy. We are not meant to be alone. We wish them the best! Friday we made a very short visit to the clinic. Melanie's white blood count has been the same for the last three visits (3.1). It's almost normal. Yeh! Her hematocrit was up from 30.2 to 31.3. Her platelets jumped from 60,000 to 65,000. Her neutrophils were the only thing that went down. From 2.5to 2.0. Sharon, the RN told us things looked good and Mel didn't need any transfusions. Happy Day! We decided to go visit my Aunt Ronda Hyde in South Jordan. She had a back surgery on March 3rd. There were complications with the surgery and she ended out going deaf in both ears. The surgery hasn't seemed to have helped. It's so sad that she can't hear us talk to her. She uses a laptop to read what we're saying. She's been staying with her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Craig Downs. It was so fun to see them and just get out of the house. We stopped at Arby's on the way home. Saturday we went to Walmart with Kaden and LeRoy to get a few groceries. We stopped at Carl's Junior for lunch. We always go through the drive-thru. We had visitors again today. My brother David, and Cindy, his wife came. Thanks for the visit. Saturday night Kaden stayed with his mom while we went to my dad's 78th birthday party in Salt Lake City. We ate at The Roof. Kaden and Melanie watched Avatar while we were gone. We are thankful Melanie is doing better. Our hopes are that Tuesday we can come home and be with the other part of the family for either a short visit or a long visit. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!

Hope to c/ya soon,

Mom (Peggy)


Kerren said...

Yahoo! That's a great report,Peggy! Thanks for keeping us updated. I am so glad to hear about your outings and day to day events. We have lots of momentum building here in Cache Valley for Saturday's events! It would be spectacular to see all of you! Have a great Monday!

Miss Nelson said...

Such great news!