The fight has not been easy and the chemotherapy and radiation definitely take their toll. After this Wednesday my dad will thankfully have a reprieve for at least a couple weeks to recuperate. The radiation makes his throat so uncomfortable eating almost becomes impossible even with pain meds and also causes the trachea to become inflamed and slough tissue. This makes him cough for long periods of time during the day and his temperature jumps to 102.5 often for no apparent reason. Although we like the initial results of the chemo and radiation treatments, I know dad needs a much deserved break. I am hopeful that he will finally be able to get some rest as he doesn't sleep very much.
Dad's sister Pam left on Friday and we were all sad to see her go. Thank you for your love and support Pam! Dad's place is not empty though....... Steve's dad (Grandpa Hansen) and his brother, (one of many siblings!) David, made the trip to Houston on Friday to take over for Pam. Their time here will be well spent and I am glad they have been able to stay at dad's medical center apartment. I believe they leave Monday.....and so arrives Echo with Rob, Macy, and Bryden! I would like to mention all the guests that come by as well. It seems everyday there is someone stopping by to visit. There is lots of love and support and we are all thankful for it. Which is a good transition to show some more Superman Band pics from all of you.
A special message from Paris: On vous embrasse tous, et bon courage! (We hug you all, be strong)
|Wireline HQ team finishing a strategy session, and sending off Jay to Houston.|
|Wireline HQ Personnel, VP Middle East, and Michel squatting.|
Wireline HQ team and Borehole Geology Engineering team in front of one the borehole imaging tools prototypes.
|Batman needs Superman up and flying again. Prayers are with you bud. Pam's Uncle Davey|
|Pam's Aunt Kay (left), Don and Linda (Pam's parents). We're praying for you and your family to stay strong and all to cross the finish line together.|
|The God Box made by our neighbor's son, Blake (8 yrs old). Thank you Blake!|
|Edna and her dog "Babeng" in Saigon|