Monday, March 29, 2010

Great news

No evidence of disease in the bone marrow!

Party in the USA!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bone Marrow Biopsy today

Another big day in the day and life of our Jovee...

She'd been complaining, hopefully just growing pains, about a lot of pain in her arms, in her legs, hips, and especially behind her left knee cap. Oncologist says to keep good track of her for two weeks; document every time and where she hurts. After two weeks of close monitoring, oncologist was worried enough to schedule a bone marrow biopsy...

Go away and stay're not welcome in Jovee's body.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Old Man

Went to the elementary school to hang out with the kids on this nice and shiny on the swing, swang myself kind of high, tried to show off to the kids, jumped off, and......hurt my ribs when I landed wrong. I'm old. My body is old.

Wrote thank you cards finally for Shyanne's funeral. A lot of cards to get out. We put it off...I think because I knew it was going to be hard. And it was. Hard because of how humbling it was to receive all the love and support and hard because just revisiting her passing away.

I try to be strong and OK. Keeping busy doing things is good but yesterday, Saturday morning after Bennet's basketball game, by myself driving to work, I just broke down and cried a waterfall of tears. You have moments like that and it is good to just let the tears flow. I'm all right for now again.

We celebrated Shyanne's 6 months birthday on the 9th. Had ice cream cake and just visited with the kids again. It was nice.

Sacred Heart gave us tickets to the Spokane Chiefs hockey game Friday night so our family, Sue and Jim, and Renee's kids all had a nice night at the hockey game. Carolyn from the Sunflower program at Sacred Heart thinks of our family and gets these relief things for, I guess you would call us, "families going through really tough experiences" or "the we feel sorry for your family" family. Nice to have continuing relief and support.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I need a miracle...

Yesterday was Shyanne's 6 month birthday. We celebrated with some ice cream cake. A good time was had by all.

Anybody know where I can find a miracle for cheap?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Seattle

Got in Seattle last night. Stayed in a hotel that was supposed to be quality but it wasn't that quality. Hot tub was dirty. Had to take a good shower after dipping my foot in it. Jovee and Jeannine came along. Jovee was so excited to get in the hot tub the entire trip over so she just jumped right in. Jeannine followed and then noticed how dirty the water was. She figured she'd stay a little longer in it and suffer through the gross-ness of it. The things that parents do for their kids.

Space Needle right outside the hotel window. Not bad view of it.

Hotel also had continental breakfast. Jeannine stared at a old man pick his nose at the breakfast table; almost made her throw up because he was almost at the knuckle as far as how deep he was in the hole. Afterwards he wiped it on the chair. Jeannine seriously almost threw up. Then she almost threw up again as the old man licked that finger that was doing the digging. My back was turned so I missed the spectacle.

Had a good little trip over. Met with one of my all time favorite missionaires, Elder Loosle. We met at the McDonalds in Moses Lake. Always good to see him.

Back in Seattle today. Jeannine and Jovee are visiting the Seattle Children's area. Reminder of the days of high dose chemo, radiation, Seattle Children's hospital stay...

Got to go visit Seattle China town to go get some really good Boba Tea, Almond flavor. There's a little shop that serves really good Almond Boba Tea.