Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Big Surprise

Last week, two days before we were supposed to go to Mexico, Clint went to the doctor for some pain he was having.  We found out that he has kidney cancer.  So, we canceled our trip and checked into the hospital on Wednesday so that he could have his kidney and some lymph nodes removed on Thursday.  We came home from the hospital on Tuesday in time to have a pizza dinner for our 3rd anniversary just before bed.  It came as a big shock and I really don't know what to say, but if you are reading this, please pray for us.  I am having a hard time dealing with this...there are so many emotions going through my head right now.  I hope they got everything while they were in there, but we will have to wait a couple of months to see when Clint goes back for another CT scan. 

Summer stayed with my mom the entire time since my mom had already taken off of work to keep her while we were in Mexico.  We did get to see her a few times during the week, but I was really starting to miss my little ray of sunshine and was ready to get her back by the time Clint was released from the hospital.  She was sooo happy to see her daddy.  He made it in the condo before I did, so I did not get to see the look on her face, but I wish I did.  While I was gone to get his meds that evening, he said she sat on his lap and laid there.  So, they put her to bed before I got back.  Clint is not allowed to pick up anything heavier than a phone book for 6 weeks, so that means no picking up Summer.  But, she can climb up into his lap if she wants.  She has been giving him lots of kisses which I know makes his day.  I just hope and pray she can do that for years and years to come.

5 comments:

danielled1 said...

I don't know what to say, what a shock. You sound strong, even though you might not feel it.

I pray for your husband and you and your family. Hopefully he will recover fully and go into remission.

Danielle

vssunnyad said...

Oh Jennifer I am so sorry. I am speechless. I will be praying for Clint and all of you. Understandably this must be really tough on you. If you EVER need ANYTHING please let me know. I know I am in another state but I am here if you need to talk or anything I can. Again, I am so sorry…

slcangelxxx said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're going through that. I really hope he recovers well and is good as new.

You and your family will be in my thoughts!

--Stephanie

emailkatia said...

Hello, I've been following your pregnancy and beyond =-) since the very begining. We both had babies around the same time and I'm amazed at how much and how fast Summer is growing! Time flies by so quickly.  I just wanted to say that I'm really sorry for your recent news and hope that things look up for you guys. I hope Clint is feeling better after his procedure and hope that they got all the bad cells out of his body. We will keep you in our prayers.
Katia

emailkatia said...

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