Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An Update

Sorry about the lack of updates. There hasn't been much to report which is sometimes a good thing. Mel is doing really good! She has been spending a couple of hours a day working on getting her classroom packed up. I know there are a lot of emotions about not being able to teach next year. Mel loves being a teacher. Our cousin Emily has been helping Melanie with this huge task of packing up her room, thank you so much Em. Mel tires really easily and Emily's help has been immense.

Mel has been to two ball games this week. Kaden's baseball season is in full swing and his biggest cheerleader is and always has been his mom. Mel hates to miss a single game. She has kept the teams stats for the last few years and she isn't able to do that this year because of her tremor. At least she gets to just watch the game and not be asked every few minutes what the score is.

We thought it was going to be overcast for the game tonight, but it ended out being really sunny. We had to be sure to keep Mel out of the sun. Thanks to George Lusk for being a lifesaver and letting us use his umbrella. It was funny to see the looks that some of the kids were giving Mel at the game. She lowered her mask a couple of times to show the kids that it was just her under there. She has a good sense of humor about it and doesn't get at all offended.

Cami and Mel at the ball game today.

Melanie will be going to Salt Lake on Friday for a clinic visit. They will be doing her usual blood work along with a test on her tears. They trap some of the tears from her eyes and test them for signs of Graph vs. Host disease. Mel still has a lot of things ahead...a bone marrow biopsy and some spinal chemo injections to name a couple. She is staying strong and taking it a day at a time. We are all so happy to have her doing as well as she is. She is a miracle!

We love you sweet Melly!


Kimbies said...

I am so glad you have been able to be home. I know Kaden is really glad to have there and to be able to watch his games. I love you dear sister!!! I hope you got good news at the clinic. I will talk to you later!

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Soto's Crew said...

Just stoppin' in to say hi and that I love ya!!! Okinawa!!!!!