Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Whirlwind

I only have 5 minutes to type up this update.

- Kevin’s spinal MRI came back clear, so it looks like no tumors on his spine.

- St. Jude’s called today and invited us to come down Thursday!!!!

It has been crazy today. It is bittersweet. It looks like Kevin, Jake and I will be gone for 7 weeks, come back for 3 weeks and then be gone for another 4 months. I am going to miss Mike and Scotty so much; hopefully they can make it down every weekend. I can’t imagine not having those two around all the time. I think Eric will be there are much as he can too. I haven’t even thought about how we are going to pay for all of the travel expenses and where to stay. St. Judes will cover up to 4 people including the patient, and we are easily over that on the weekends, but I am hoping (praying) when I get down there something will all work out. I can’t even think straight at this moment. We are meeting a bunch of people at Zap Zone at 7 pm tonight as a little farewell for Kevin. If you read this before 7 pm you are more than welcome to join us. It is $12 a person. It is the one in Farmington on Grand River west of Orchard Lake(northwest corner, near Big Lots).

3 comments:

Lynn Lauzon said...
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Janine said...

Rachel,
I hope everything goes well with the trip down to TN. I can't imagine the being-away-from family part in addition to all the rest, but I am glad that Kevin will have better care. You are such a great mom! I am really impressed with how you've handled all this. Kevin is really blessed to have you.
Our prayers continue to go with you, let us know if there is anything we can do from a distance.

MarkHorrocks said...

Another St. Jude mom had given us your website. We are St. Jude parents and we run a non-profit called Habitat for Hope that supports, serves and cares for families enduring childhood cancer. One of the ways we help is to assist families that have more than 2 children. We have 2 guest rooms at the Habitat for Hope House for short term lodging of family and we have 4 apartments for long-term housing for large families.

We would love to connect with your family and help you guys anyway we can. Even if its just having you out for dinner sometime.

thinkHOPE,
Mark Horrocks
www.habitatforhope.org
mark@habitatforhope.org
866-443-4673