Saturday, July 5, 2008

"Cancer Mom"

I guess since Paige doesn't like me to be a "stage mom" I will have to replace it with being a "cancer mom"!

Can I just start by saying that I think I have a very amazing daughter?! She truly never ceases to amaze me with the strength she just keeps pulling out of her hat.....or scarf....or wig....or whatever the case may be. This last chemo has been pretty tough on her. She was connected to the machine with the fluids for 7 hours! UGH! Then as if to mock her, the chemo junk has really made her sick this time. More than usual. Maybe because the stuff they are now giving her is so strong! Not to mention she is still being a wife and mother after having a baby and a Mastectomy.....GOOD GRIEF! Enough already! But inspite of it all, she just keeps on keepin' on! Thank goodness, only three more of these chemo's!

We went to the 4th of July fireworks at the park last night and all really enjoyed watching the many, many,many, unusual (I'm trying to be diplomatic) people and choices of ridiculous clothing they were wearing (or NOT wearing)! And a good time was had by all! Paige and Josh and the kids were all there, as well as Adam, Joi and the family. Little Ethen was totally mezmerized with the fireworks, I couldn't believe he didn't even cry. Drue and little Josh were having a blast with the "glow in the dark" necklaces Josh had bought for everyone. Paige was in alot of pain because of the shot they give her after chemo that causes her bones to hurt intensly!
But she finally took a pain pill and enjoyed the fireworks like none of the rest of us possibly could.

On top of everything else Paige and Josh have had to do, little Josh had his tonsils out on tuesday morning. He has had his ups and downs but all in all has done very well.

Drue is still taking really good care of the baby and will make a really good mommy some her mommy!

I am really proud of Paige and Josh and all they are to each other and to us as a family! They are two of the strongest people I know and I love them very much!

Thank you everyone for your love and your prayers!
Mary Lee


Alayna Williamson said...

Wow! Hang in there everyone! Mary Lee I'm sure this has been hard for you, and Josh, and the kids. And Paige, I can't even imagine how hard this is on you and I too am amazed that you are up and at 'em all the time. We are so impressed by you all and wish we were closer. Just know that you are all in our prayers all the time!

-Troy & Alayna & boys

The Allred Family said...

Paige is amazing. Thank you for that post. I am so sorry you are having an especially rough go with this round of chemo....:(