Monday, September 27, 2010

September 27, 2010

It turned in to a beautiful, early fall day today in Wisconsin.  Just a few of the trees have started to change colors and hopefully throughout the next couple of weeks the landscape will explode with brilliant colors.  Someone once said that God has the best box of crayons - and that is so evident especially in the fall.  I hope you are able to enjoy this season with someone special and that you can take time to enjoy the transition of the seasons.

We received a wonderful gift this week from the hospital where mom has been getting her treatments.  They know it is a 75 mile round trip for us each time we go to the hospital and so for the next two weeks of treatments, they are putting mom and dad up in a hospital-owned fully furnished apartment right next door to the hospital.  We got them checked in today and its a very nice place.  They have settled in and although it doesn't have internet access, it has all the other features of home.  We decided that I would stay in Jackson to tend to the fish tank.  It seems our little swimming friends decided to come down with a little cold and I have to attend to them this week with daily medication in their tank.  But it works out well and we are saving a lot of gas funds.

Mom will begin her prophylactic cranial radiation treatments tomorrow morning at 7:45 a.m.  The procedure only takes 15 minutes and will take place this week, next week, and end the following Monday.  Please keep her in your prayers - this is the hard part, actually.  Not so much physically but emotionally.  They had to do another mask that will be used to actually lock her head in to place on the table.  It can cause a good deal of anxiety.  I know it's hard for her to be in a strange apartment as well but I know they'll do fine.

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