Friday, March 14, 2008

Warning.... Downer Day.

Just when I get to thinking we are getting back to "normal" around here, and I am feeling good, comfortable with my life, more bad news. Rebekah, my Mother-In-Law, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. They ran a bunch of tests on her yesterday to see exactly what kind they are dealing with and what is next. We haven't told the kids yet until all the tests are back and we know exactly what we are dealing with and what treatments are etc. Marcus will be especially worried and want to know all the details.
Then I found out yesterday that Clarissa, (our neighbor girl who is 11 with the same cancer as Marcus) had an MRI yesterday. The tumor is still growing and she has new spots where it has spread, even with treatments. The tumor board will meet together and decide if there is some experimental treatment they can do, or if they are done. They contacted Make-A-Wish and are going to try to do something for her soon. It just breaks my heart and just hits too close to home.
If you could please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers, I would really appreciate it. I will be sure to hug each of my kids today and tell them that I love them.


Nancy said...

Gosh, you've had a rough week! I'm so sorry about your MIL's diagnosis. When is she moving? Maybe I'll give her a call and offer some support before she leaves.

I'm also so sorry about Clarissa. I know how you can get so attached to some of these precious kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Rebekah and Clarissa are in our prayers. ((hugs)) to you and your family.

Stacie said...

Once you have had cancer, I don't think it ever really gets back to "normal". I am sorry to hear about your mother in law. And cried when I heard about clarissa. This disease takes all the strength you have, but also lets you know you can handle more than you thought. Our prayers are with you and the packers.