Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Today is Mother's Day and after church, I'm going to bring home Nick from the hospital. Round #14 is complete. 14... wow. He's had his usual entourage of visitors and the Penguins lead the Capitals 3 games to 2. I spent the night Thursday night, just because. I needed a little one-on-one time with him, even if we aren't talking about anything in particular, just because.

Here's a couple of pictures to enjoy:
Before and after...

He also had some overnight visitors - Makelle and Kailey:

And, of course, the fairy godmothers came by, showing off their marathon attire:

We learned that Dr. Chen will be taking a year-long sabatical. She has some work to finish up first but then told us that she is going to do what Nick has been doing - lounging, relaxing, having some fun. She certainly deserves it. There is a security/comfort level missing now; we have been assigned a new oncologist and Dr. Chen is always available for consult, but still...
Nick is thoroughly tired of chemo. He'll have scans done on the 27th to see how he has responded so far. His memory is taking a beating, but so has mine so we're a great pair. "Mom, do you remember the score?" I respond, "Who was playing?" Makes for a fun day.
Happy Mother's Day!
With love and gratitude,


Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick and family,
May God bless us all on the 27th. Love, aunt Chris

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick and Lori,
As I reflect on your past four years, I realize that you have shared many days that a mother and son can be glad in. You exemplify a loving relationship that Jesus calls us to live. True mother days.
"May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us," Psalm 67:1 Amen.
Love, aunt Chris