Wednesday, May 28, 2008

no NO nono no no

Monkey Boy has learned to say "no". He says it to everything. He walks around saying it to himself. I think he just likes the way it sounds.

Tonight we put him in bed. I walked past their door... and I could here him... "no... nonoNonono no... Nono... NO... nononooo."

It cracked me up. I have never heard someone have a whole conversation with themselves using only one word.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

We have another WALKER!!!!!

Yesterday Little Frog started taking more steps. Before she would take 1 before toppling over. This time she would walk about 5 steps into Mommy or Daddy's arms. She just went back and forth for about 30 minutes! It was right at bedtime. So, I was even more impressed by her energy that late in the day. She ended up staying up until after 8! Soon they will both be running everywhere!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Skinny little froggy legs

I saw this picture of my DD. She definitely has her Momma's skinny legs... and they look like true little frog legs. She is so damned cute!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Shake that booty!

He cracks me up, the way he wiggles his little booty to dance. You can hear Little Frog saying, "Ah Duh (all done)" when the song ends. I LOVE my kids!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I have loads of pictures to post... but something is wrong with my blogger. I am too tired to work it out... this is the 2nd day I have tried to post... I guess I will deal with it tomorrow.

Now, I am off to bed. Sorry. Good night.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The news is not good.

I only remember my dad crying in front of me once before. It was my grandfather's funeral. Today, it wasn't in front of me, but over the phone. The news is not good. The lymphnodes were full of cancer. It has spread to his lymphatic system. His voice broke up as he told me. He apologized. He doesn't need to apologize. I told him that.

He told me about some of the possible options from here. One is an over the counter thing that some people have had work. I don't remember the name. He is also planning to try to battle it with a change of diet. There are other options too. He will research more... So will I.

This week he plans to go to an oncologist. He wants to find out everything he can. He wants to be in control of this black hole. Hopefully he can.

The battle is not over. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Every little bit helps.

And we will just keep taking it "One day at a time".

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The big C update

Last October my dad found out he had prostate cancer. The Drs. were amazed at how advanced the cancer was with such a low PSI. He was suppose to have the surgery asap. However, that was not to be. He found out he had heart issues, the Dr. went on vacation, another Dr. screwed up his medical records (saying he had had a heart valve replacement among other things... he is STILL trying to get this all fixed), etc.

SO, Yesterday he finally had the surgery.

He had to be at the hospital at 5:15. His surgery began at 7:15. It was a robotic surgery.

My step mom and I waited in the waiting room. We looked at pictures, we went to the Chapel, we went for coffee, we went to look at the gift shop, we talked to friends on the phone, we did anything we could to help the time pass.

At 8:15 and 10:30 we received updates. With the past concern about dad's heart and the fact that he would have to be upside down (yes, on his head) for the entire surgery, this was a HUGE relief!

Around 11 the Dr. came out to meet with us. He said everything had gone smoothly. They were able to spare the nerves on one side, but not the other. That side was too hardened. The lymph nodes were enlarged. So, they took those out too.

The prostate and the lymph nodes were sent to the pathologist for further evaluation. He should hear back on Friday.

So, he is now resting in his own room. He should be able to come home today. They said he should be able to drive by this weekend.

Now, keep your fingers crossed that the evaluation will come back clean. This will tell us if it has spread, or if he is clean. This will tell us if he needs chemo or if we are done.