I haven't been able to update over the last week, mostly because I feel like I've been hanging on for dear life on a rollercoaster. So here's the update of everybody:
Maiya: Maiya's birthday is this week, and since we're going to be gone we celebrated on Saturday between my trips to Colorado. I've tried for weeks to get her to tell me what she wants for her birthday. Every time I asked all she'd say was, "Long hair." I should've gotten her a wig, but I couldn't find a decent one. But she's so cute and she was completely ecstatic about decorating her own cupcake, opening a 12 Dancing Princesses DVD and dancing around the living room with her sisters during her birthday celebration.
MaLeah: She is trying really hard to ignore everything about Colorado and treatment. She glows when she gets to escape to preschool. And she's happy when she gets to lie in her bed and have me tickle her cheeks. If you know her you know about her brown eyes that are so hypnotic they suck you in and melt any heart. Well, she's wielding them now so I'll just cave in any situation and just hug her to death.
McCady: Lost her two front teeth this past week. She's so excited. Despite his prowess for teeth, Ward is pretty big on having her pull her own teeth. She pulled them both by herself, even though one dangled there for two days until she got up enough nerve to rip it out.
Me: I flew to Denver on Thursday--had a PICC placed, an MRI, a CT and several other preliminary things. I flew home on Friday and we celebrated Maiya's birthday. Sunday Ward and I drove to Colorado. It was a long drive. I drove all the way to Laramie--Wow, and not in the New York City type of WOW! I've never seen such a windy, dry, cold city, but I was really glad we made it there--since my low fuel light had been on for 14 miles.
This morning we're going to the hospital where I'll be admitted until Friday. It should be something--even if it's not fun.
Ward: I think he's got a new appreciation for his own driving after letting me drive that far. He took the wheel in Laramie and I wasn't sad. We were both happy to make it to Loveland CO. He's ready to sleep on the couch/sofa in the hospital room. My mom loaded us up with enough DVDs to last until next Christmas.
We're doing fine. We're grateful for your thoughts and prayers. We're grateful for this treatment and hope it does all it's supposed to do. Have a great week. We'll update next week.
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