Friday, July 18, 2008

stolen car

So our car, the civic, was stolen last night. This morning it was recovered minus my subwoofer and a bunch of cd's. Sucks, but otherwise the car is how it was.
In other news Elise will begin her second round of chemo in a couple days.
Things are good.
I want to wish my sister Carma a happy birthday.
gotta run,

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

No News is Good News

It's been a while since I've posted ... but wanted to let you know that we are enjoying a nice stable time with Elise medically.

Cameron, Elise & Jasper have been spending some good family time together at home. They've made friends with another young family at their apartment complex and have had some barbecues together. They also came to Elise's 4th of July party in Fall City. It was entertaining watching Cameron and the other "big boys" lighting off the fireworks. We had a fun time with lots of "ohs" and "ahs"! The kids (and kids at heart) even roasted some marshmallows for somemores.

Also, on the 4th, Elise's good friend from high school, Jamey and her mom came by ... bringing a beautiful scrapbook they made of memories from a cross-country trip Elise took with them while still in high school. There was lots of reminiscing and catching up going on!

Last Friday, Elise's step-sister Echo gave birth to Luke Andrew. We visited them at Echo & Joe's home yesterday. I'm sending a picture I took with Auntie Elise holding Luke, along with Jasper, Echo, and big brother Lane. After we visited with Luke yesterday, Elise and I took Jasper and Lane to the park to play then to our house to visit and have a some dinner under the shade trees. We wanted to give Cameron, Echo and Joe some time off to rest up.

On Thursday, we go to the doctor again to get ready for Elise's next round of chemo that starts early next week. Then, in mid-August, once Elise stops feeling tired from the chemo, we start some out-patient physical therapy to capitalize on Elise's increasing strength.

Stay cool ... Suanne (Elise's Mom)

Elise, Jasper, Echo and Lane with Echo's new baby Luke.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


So now Elise seems not to really be suffering any side effects from the chemo sand I couldn't be happier about that.
We have been doing stand and pivot transfers. So her leg strength is increasing some, which helps for the transfers.
We possibly have some outpatient rehab coming up, which would be awesome. She is progressing without it, so with rehab she could be doing a million times better.
We are really excited about the fourth, can't wait, should be fun.
Jasper is growing like crazy, and has been great help with Elise. He is such a sweet soul.
Still pretty busy these days, more when I get a chance.