Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day #22...........

... Numbers are staying steady.
Ken may be able to move to 'on campus' outpatient soon!

thank you everyone for your love and prayers

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Baseball Games tonight!   Go Angels!!!!!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day #21......

...... hiccups have stopped... no more throwing up... mouth sores are gone.... still fighting the sores in his throat... and trying to catch up on sleep.... but numbers are starting to climb and stay steady!
Looks like he may be getting over the hill and on to an easier slide to getting better!

Time to eat Ken!

hugs...love & blessings to you all
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day #20......

.......No new news today.
Another day closer to the end of the 100 day haul.

Drink your water Ken!
 
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My little super hero Michael pitching for the first time this season.
He sure made us proud!
5 strike outs in 3 innings....pretty darn good!
Michael was walking a little taller after this game!   His big brothers Christopher and Patrick spent hours with him ... helping him be confident that he could do this!   Patrick high-fived Michael in the dugout telling him that he did a good job!   I wonder if Patrick really understands what that meant to Michael.... he looks up to Patrick so much!!!
Mommy loves you Michael!  I'm so proud of you!
*Just all around 'Proud Mama'*
 
God Bless....
.::Tam::.
 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day #19.......

Ken was very busy with work today.
Looks like his hiccups may be letting up.
wbc count went down a little ... but hemo and platelets went up a touch.

♥ ♥ ♥God Bless♥ ♥ ♥
.::Tam::.

♥ ♥ ♥ MEMORIAL DAY! ♥ ♥ ♥

Remember the fallen ones.........
and Thank the ones still fighting!
 
 
God Bless all...........
.::Tam::.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day #18.....

 Ken has now had hiccups for three days! He's really getting tired of them! Doctors have tried several things ... He's also tried all the home remedies and nothing is working. His mouth and throat are hurting from the sores.... So he can't eat.
His blood numbers are still rising little bit at a time. :)

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Another early start to a long day of baseball games!
Michael in Council Bluffs....Patrick in Lincoln.
Go Angels & Nationals

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So Michael's team didnt do so great... Angels lost  :(   -- better luck next time boys
But Patrick's team won.......... Patrick pitched a great game! 
Nationals win 7-3
Way to go boys!!!


God Bless
.::Tam::.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day #17........

Looks like Ken may get let loose from his IV pole. Doctor said he was going to stop the antibiotic drip!
Another slight move up with wbc count and some being neutrophils.

***praying***
 
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Well....the bonus to not sleeping at night.....starting your day at 3am is cake!
Baseball games for Michael in Council Bluffs early this morning...hurry home for afternoon games for Patrick in Springfield.

Need more coffee!!!
 
Have a great day everyone!
God Bless
.::Tam::.
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Day #16.......

Ken had an allergic reaction to a magnesium drip this morning.
Mouth sores are really giving him trouble... now that he can keep food down.... he cant eat it because it hurts to chew and swallow.....*sigh*
He spent the day resting!
His white blood count and hemoglobin numbers had a tiny rise today. Keep going numbers!!!!!!!!! We need white blood cells and platelets to rise rise rise!

hugs....love & blessings
.::Tam::.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day #15.......

The mouth sores have started.... and Ken has developed Clostridium difficile (C-diff) which can produce toxins that attack the lining of the intestine. He will be taking a new antibiotic for this.
He'll be getting platelets today.

***praying***
 
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Baseball Games tonight.............................
The boys sure do miss their dad in the stands!
 
David up to bat..................
 Michael up to bat..............
EMN Nationals (Jr Legion) being announced....................
 Patrick up to bat...............
Wow............... love those boys... love baseball!
Hope everyone has been having a great week!
thanks for stoppin' in.............. and thank you so much for all your love and prayers!
 
God Bless
.::Tam::.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day #14............

..... Ken is getting blood today. He'll spend several hours in the treatment center.... then back to his room.
Looks like food is starting to stay down.... Ken had chicken nuggets for lunch yesterday. Sure hope he can eat more today.
He's been put on blood pressure meds now due to the one IV drip he still has going .... its causing his blood pressure to be high.
Drink your water Ken!
 
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UPDATE.....
Ken will start Neupogen shots today.
Neupogen stimulates white blood cell production.
He hates shots.... and mostly these... as it hurts going in.... so pray for comfort and success.
 
God bless you all...............
hugs & love....
.::Tam::.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day #13.........

.... Ken got to move to cooperative care yesterday! He'll be there for a while....then off to "on campus" outpatient care. One step at a time!
He held down a little food yesterday...that's good. Hope today he came eat a bit more and it stay.
Thanks so much for all the continued prayers!
 
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Back on the last day of school.............. David's class Rocked the Flash mob for the entire school at assembly. 
 Too cute.........................
 
God Bless .........
love you all.............
.::Tam::.
 
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Day #12.....

.... Still having trouble with food! Ken keeps trying to eat... It just won't stay down.
He's doing well... No immune system yet....no indication really yet that this is all working.
Please pray for him!
 
Praying!!!!
hugs...love & blessings to you all.....
.::Tam::.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day #11...

...still having trouble keeping food down. :(
Gonna try and Skype Patrick's baseball game to him tonight...maybe that will cheer up his upset tummy.
Drink your water Ken

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Little Show & Share..........

Made this baby blanket for a friend of hubby's about a month ago.  Have been so busy... I forgot to show it off!  :)


Thanks for stoppin' by!
God Bless you all
.::Tam::.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day #10...

......Continued day of rest and trying to keep food down. Yesterday Ken had a little trouble with food.
Other than that... things are going well. So much so that the doctor feels he can move to cooperative care sooner than expected.  
Thank you God!!!

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Patrick has to work tonight.
He has the perfect job!   Its right up the road from our house... We can see it from here.   It pays him good...  and its fun.   He's called a 'Jet'.....  he jets around cleaning up tables... serving pizza and whatever other food they are cooking that night.... stocks the food and wine... sets up tables for parties.. and parks cars.

All you local folks should check this place out... they have really fun bands that come out and play jazz and country and blues.
They have the best Fire grilled pizzas... and other yummy foods.
Sitting outdoors in the country enjoying pizza and music is really fun!

Well... gotta get some things done.
have a great day everyone!!!

God Bless
.::Tam::.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Day #9.....

Ken finally felt like walking a bit this morning. :)
I took him his favorite instant oatmeal yesterday (maple brown sugar) He managed to eat 2 cups of it and kept it down while I was there.... then he had a sandwich for dinner and that stayed down too! *Whew*

I've had folks ask about visiting Ken....
Sorry guys.... not yet! The boys and I are the only visitors right now.
I will let everyone know when you can start going to visit.
but for now... calls ... emails..... posts on FB or skype are it.
Thank you all so much for your love and prayers.... I love you all so very much!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Field Day at school..............................
David was on the Black Team.  
Tug of war................PULL....................
First team to get their teacher loose ......................wins ~~   Hurry Kids!

Have a blessed day everyone!!!
.::Tam::.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day #8......

 .... Well... It's the first day of rebuilding.
Time to start praying those new cells find their new home comfortable and take up permanent residence...and multiply quickly!
Ken has had a bit of trouble keeping food down....but he keeps trying! He's no quitter ya know. :)
 
 
God Bless all
.::Tam::.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day #7.....

Well....today we try again.
12:30pm is transplant time!
Haven't heard for sure but cells are suppose to be their way


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It's done!
The transplant took place at 2pm today!
Now the long haul really begins.
Thank you God
Thank you donor
 
God bless you all.............
have a wonderful Wednesday
.::Tam::.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day #6.......

........ today is the day!
Sometime today Ken will get his transplant!
Thank you God!
Thank you donor!
 
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UPDATE:
 
Praying praying praying
They have to harvest a second time from the donor...they didn't get enough cells.
So looks like transplant is put off until tomorrow.
 
 
hugs....love & blessings
.::Tam::.
 
 
 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day #5...

........ No chemo today.... Just anti-rejection drug. But that means benadryl..which knocks Ken out. He'll sleep most of today. The boys and I took him his birthday present yesterday. Bought him a tablet so he can Skype.
So anyone who has Skype...give him a shout...he would love to see his friends faces.
 
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Baseball practice tonight for David and Patrick.
Keepin' me busy!
 
 
hugs ...love & blessings
.::Tam::.
 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day #4......

 ....another full day of chemo for Ken.
They kept him pretty knocked out yesterday with benadryl...hope today he gets to be awake so we can wish him a happy birthday. Drink your water Ken....please

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KEN!!!
         ♫♪[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♫♪♪♫•* to you,♫♪ [̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♫♪♪♫•* to you,
[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]
♫♪♪♫•* God Bless You♫♪[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♫♪♪♫•* to you
God Bless you all
.::Tam::.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day #3.....

...lots more chemo and two units of blood today for Ken.
He'll be hooked up all day. Hopefully he will have a break from his IV pole to walk some of his laps. Keep drinking your water Ken...its the key to get you through the chemo. :)
 
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Patrick will have a busy morning of umpiring two little league games.  With Umpiring and his job at the winery... that will help with gas to go see Ken.   An hour one way hurts the ol' wallet every week.
 
I'm hoping to get some of my crafts to sell for more gas money also.   Not to mention when Ken moves to the outpatient unit there on the hospital campus... we'll have to start paying rent there too.   Hmmm... guess I better get REAL busy crocheting!  :)   Good thing I'm fairly a quick crocheter!
 
Okay... off to get things done!
have a wonderful weekend all!
God Bless
.::Tam::.
 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day #2..............

........ for Ken....more chemo and blood draws.
At least his clients have been keeping him busy! I think it helps the days go by a tiny bit quicker.
 
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Off to take my New (Used) Jeep to my mechanic for a tune up/oil change while mom and I go visit Ken.
 
have a Fabulous Friday!!!
hugs...love & blessings
.::Tam::.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day #1 .................

Day #1 of the 100 day journey.
3 rounds of chemo for Ken today.... lots of blood work and lots of Dr's and nurses pokin' at him.
 
~*~ Praying ~*~
 
hugs ...love & blessings to you all
.::Tam::.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Here we go........................

Ken is all tucked in at UNMC on the transplant floor!  


hugs...love .. & blessings
Thank you everyone for your love and prayers
.::Tam::.




Monday, May 7, 2012

Athletic Banquet................

A night for awards for all our athletes! 
A job well done to all!

Here are the Wrestling Coaches to hand out awards to one group of Awesome boys!!!


And here is that awesome group of boys... (minus a few that couldnt make it)
Oh how I'm going to miss the Seniors.    I'm so very proud of all of them!   Sent 6 to State and came home with 3 Medalists!   Amazing!  
Go.... Fight.... Pin!
God Bless
.::Tam::.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Got the word..................

Transplant for Ken is a GO!!!!!  
The donor picked the date! 
Here we go family and friends!!!!!

God is Amazing!

Thank you Dear Donor.... for saving my husbands life!


God Bless you all my friends...
 have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend!
.::Tam::.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

16 years ago today................

at 4:50am a sweet bundle of joy entered our lives! Patrick Kenneth I love you! I am so proud of you! You're a good boy growing into a great man! Have the best 16th birthday ever!

By the way... You'll always be my baby!

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The traditional 16th Birthday gift.
 
And here it was.
A Pizza Party in a Limo!
This Limo filled with pizza .... soda and a cake was waiting for Patrick in parking lot at school when he came out.  
Patrick picked a few of his close buddies to join him in some birthday fun!
 
 




Happy Birthday baby!   I love you!!!
Love ..... mommy