Thanks to all of you have called, emailed, etc. to ask about my dad. For those of you that don't know, my dad has Colon Cancer (Stage 3). Last month, he had surgery to remove 18 inches of his intestines. The surgery went well, except it was discovered that the cancer had spread into his Lymph Nodes and he developed an infection from the pick line. So, what was originally going to be a 10-day stay in the hospital, turned into two weeks. He is now home for a few days until next Monday when he will begin chemo and radiation treatments.
He will have both chemo and radiation daily for 28 days and then will get a short break before starting another round of treatments where he will again receive both chemo and radiation every-other-week for 2 days at a time. That round will last until mid/late October. Hopefully, at the end of that, he will be happy, healthy, and cancer free. He has a good attitude about the situation and lots of support around him, so we fully expect him to be back on his feet in no time. Until the treatments are complete, he and my mom will be staying with us, so they have better access to the hospital. We have basically had them staying with us since his surgery and we have loved having them around. Please continue to keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate all your love and support.
On a lighter note, Micah will be 4-years old next Wednesday, April 15th (yes, tax day). He continues to grow, develop, and say the funniest things. Here are a few things that have happened recently to put a smile on our faces...
A couple of weeks ago, Micah and I came out of church to see a huge, red truck parked next to our car. Micah was absolutely fascinated with it and excitedly exclaimed, "Look mom! It's Optimus Prime!" For those of you that don't know, Optimus Prime is the leader of the AutoBots from the Transformers cartoon series. I laughed out loud at that one. As we continued to check out this "Transformer", the people that owned the truck came out of church. When they walked over to their truck, Micah was still staring at it like it was the coolest thing he had ever seen. I told them that he thought it was Optimus Prime and they almost fell over laughing.
Last week, we had everyone over for dinner. After we had eaten, my sister-in-law, Danae and I were sitting on the couch. She was holding little Colston (7 months) on her lap and Micah came over to play with him. He absolutely loves Colston and was being really cute with him. Danae then said, "Micah, do you want a baby brother?" Micah said, "No, I want Colston." I told him that we can't just have Colston, and he simply replied, "We can just borrow him." So cute...
Most of you know that Micah loves Star Wars. He loves all the characters and is building up quite the collection. A few weeks ago, my mom bought him a "Mace Windu" action figure. Mace Windu is the character portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in the movies and is the lone black character. The other night, we were watching "Dancing with the Stars" and the camera panned to the band. There were several African American members of the band. This caught Micah's attention and he yelled, "Look mom! There is a whole bunch of Mace Windu's." While we have been laughing about that since it happened, it is also clear that we need to get this kid a little more exposure. :)
Aren't kids fun? Mine are the best and I love them so much. Abby is 18-months now and is quite the firecracker. She doesn't talk much, but has no trouble letting you know what she wants or how she feels. She loves her Cinderella and Belle dolls and adores purses. She doesn't go anywhere without one swung over her shoulder.
Our desk top computer died and I don't dare mess around with the lap top since Heath uses it for his Garner Accounting business. Hopefully soon we will have a new one and I will be able to download some pics. Until then, thanks for reading!