Wed., Oct. 8th--Hello Friends and Family! Saying that it has been a long time since I have made a post is quite an understatement! Well, I'm back! I don't know for how long though so enjoy it while you can! :) I have always had good intentions on keeping up on this blog, but life gets crazy and sadly (don't read the next line for those of you who are faithful, daily bloggers) making a post hasn't been top on my list of must-dos. So a few days ago, my dear friend Shawna revived my desire to keep up on my blog. Not to mention her twin sister who, not knowing I had a blog, flat out told me not to start one because I could never keep up on it--I have to prove her wrong! So I'm kinda crazy and have to finish my story before I can move on to what is happening today. So picking up where I left off...After Michael's second treatment, we had a really good idea of what the next four months would be like! Looking back, I remember feeling like it would be an eternity before we would make it past the chemo phase. Mikey's second treatment was a smaller dose of the mix of chemo because after his first treatment his counts were very low. He felt that his lump in his neck went down initially after the first treatment, but during the next two weeks before the second chemo it seemed to be a little bigger. Dr. O'Donnell felt that it would be better to give him the chemo in a smaller dose to keep it from growing than to wait another couple of weeks until his counts were up. After getting the second treatment, Michael spent that week trying to get over the nauseous feeling and build back up his appetite. On Friday that week, we went on a date. During chemo, Michael was always so sweet and would want to set aside time on Fridays for a date even though he was often feeling far from normal. We would spend the time together watching a movie or sometimes getting out and doing something if Michael felt up to it.
Here is Jason and Jamie getting ready to blow out the candles on his cake. My mom makes the most fun and tasty cakes!